Boyle Abbey is an impressive, 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 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/17th century houses a fascinating exhibition.
Wanderings through ancient Roscommon with Rossie the Heritage Duck
Young visitors are invited to take a walk around Boyle Abbey with the Rossie the Heritage Duck. Download Rossie’s Boyle Abbey Creative Pack or read more about Rossie and the places he visits in County Roscommon.