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Boyle Abbey

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Address: Boyle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-79-62604, 353-79-62145
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A well presented attraction

Sat in the middle of Boyle, there is this old abbey that just cries out to be viewed. Now, you wont be here for hours, but you will find it extremely interesting and it is highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
James M
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The newly Refurbished Abbey, with Glass and steel construction or the walls and ruins make this an ideal place to visit in any weather, I actual like the glass construction used to protect the site from the weather, it still make it visible, protection without being too obstructive. we had the most knowledgeable entertaining guide, wish i could remember his... More 

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Thank David K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Sat in the middle of Boyle, there is this old abbey that just cries out to be viewed. Now, you wont be here for hours, but you will find it extremely interesting and it is highly recommended to view. There is a nominal cost to get in, but well worth it.

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Thank James M
Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

While we were not able to tour the inside of the Boyle Abbey, it was still quite beautiful to walk the outer wall and take pictures. It was worth the short walk past King House for the images.

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Thank Sheila F
Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We were on our way to Roscommon and happened by this gem. We decided to stop and I am so glad we did. Not only was the Abbey fun to walk through, the historical information provided along the way was fascinating. The woman who sold us the tickets was a marvelous wealth of information and so helpful. Don't drive by... More 

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Thank Colleen H
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Boyle Abby is nice factual tour, its a lovely building with lots to look at. For people that love to explore historical sites this perfect, but for younger kids or teenagers it mite not keep them entertained.

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Thank David C
Tasmania, Australia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A lovely abbey to explore. The history over the years was amazing. The lady we paid to see the abbey was very friendly and gave us lots of information about the abbey. We could see that she enjoys her job and meeting new people

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Thank MaggieMay5678
Witchford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Others have said it, so I will not repeat their comments suffice to say stop by and appreciate the care and attention that has been taken with the works to retain this important Cistercian Abbey.

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Thank John G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We passed this place on our way to the Boyle farmers market, and decided to stop off for a quick look. It turned out to be a fun and interesting couple of hours. The abbey itself was nice and quiet with only us there at one point. The kids enjoyed the little map and quiz that they needed to fill... More 

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Thank Peter P
Dublin, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Boyle abbey is a very peaceful place with a great staff :) My favorite part was trying to find all capitals (tops of the columns) in the abbey (small task is given when visiting abbey)

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Thank dankasingh
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Well presented and sympathetically restored to tell the story of the Cistercian Monks and how they lived in the 12th Century.

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