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Boyle Abbey

Boyle, Ireland
353-79-62604, 353-79-62145
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Boyle
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins
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English first
Jackson, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The history of Boyle Abby. I was in awe of the structures remains. We walked all around. Had a nice visit with the gentleman who sold tickets.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We arrived kind of late in the day but were welcomed warmly. This is a beautiful abbey and we ended up spending well over an hour walking through the grounds. Amazing stonework.

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Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Boyle Abbey has been saved from crumbling by very clever conservation measures. The ruin is a huge structure on the banks of the River Boyle. Its importance in its day is obvious. Its importance today has been underscored by the glass walkway and the careful conservation work undertaken by the Board of Works. It is open to the public and... More

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

. In town we visited the Boyle Abbey, a Cistercian abbey from the 11th century that is being restored stone by stone, the King House museum and the nearby boating village of Carrick on Shannon.

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Minnesota
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31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

There is an amazing amount of the abbey left. It is well presented. You are given guides to help you find the interesting features. Well worth the time. The only caveat is one shared with other abbeys and castles. No parking!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very interesting - the man who greets people is very knowledgable. Fabulous to see the renovations to preserve such a historical building!! worth a visit & doesn't cost much to enter.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
46 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Mum, my bro and myself went here on a family trip together when we were kids. The detail of the abbey was marvelous that it brings a good vibe of history with you. We didn't know all of the stuff in it which was a shame that there wasnt any tour guides about. Mum immedietly asked 2 French ladies when... More

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Aarau, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It would have been a 3 Euro admission but we obted out since you can just walk around the abbey on the road. I do like what they have done with the glass on one side of the abbey though.

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Connacht
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The tour of Boyle Abbey is very interesting and most enjoyable. The abbey has been recently renovated with each stone being numbered, catalogued and then all built back the exact same as they origionally were.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We really enjoyed visiting this site. The employee at the entrance was more than happy to talk to us and share interesting pieces of information about the site. We enjoyed walking around the site and reading the posted information. It is a beautiful site to visit on a nice day.

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