Boyle Abbey opens for the summer

Boyle Abbey will open to the public from today Thursday 28th March.

It will remain open daily from 10am until 6pm seven days per week until September 25th.

Admission fees are : Adult: €5.00, Group or Senior: €4.00, Child or Student: €3.00 and Family: €13.00.

Boyle Abbey is an impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century under the patronage of the local ruling family, the MacDermotts.

Though mutilated during the 17th and 18th centuries when it was used to accommodate a military garrison, Boyle Abbey nevertheless retains its ability to impress the visitor as one of the most formidable of the early Cistercian foundations in Ireland.

A restored gatehouse of 16th to 17th century houses an exhibition.

Restricted access applies for people with disabilities.

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