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Address: Boyle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-79-62604, 353-79-62145
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Amazing stone work

We came across the Boyle Abbey while driving north on the road less traveled during our vacation. They have done some work on the Abbey to help maintain it including adding a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We came across the Boyle Abbey while driving north on the road less traveled during our vacation. They have done some work on the Abbey to help maintain it including adding a viewing "lean to" to allow more light into the ruins. This was a very inexpensive ruin to enter compared to many of the others. When you pay your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Interesting ruined abbey (later converted into Elizabethan barracks) in the small town of Boyle. Helpful staff at the visitor centre a useful two-side guide.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Managed to get into this Abbey just before it shut for the season and it didn't disappoint. A simple walk through that describes the history and architecture. Very interesting.

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Thank Steffi O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The abbey in Boyle is a real piece of history, well preserved and looked after. You can walk round it at your leisure and the staff are very knowledgable and helpful.

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ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Fantastic architecture ,brickwork ,arches magnificent. Hand outs to help you identify areas and information room . Thoroughly enjoyable

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We are staying in Athlone and was looking for a day trip so we went to Boyle. We visited the Boyle Abbey, cost is $4 euro per person, it is a self guided tour, they have restrooms available. They provide a sheet with history and pictures of the unique architecture. We really enjoyed the history.

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Thank Lamatthews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is a self guided tour. The only down side is that there is one person at the ticket gate who gives all of the history of the Abby to all visitors which can lead to a line especially with history buffs asking more and more questions. Once you are in the Abby is amazing. The rest of Boyle is... More 

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Thank Mary-Jo B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and masive Abbey founded in 12th century. Really recommend to visit it. Town is nice too, has its charm.

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Thank Eva K
Durham, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Eugene at the ticket booth appropriately welcomed us with a brief historical, congenial overview. The tour is self guided. The condition is amazing considering the history and age (12th century and turned into barracks in 16th century). Five Euro is a bargain, keep this place alive another 800+ years. Boyle town is a friendly unadulterated town. If you're lucky you... More 

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Belfast N Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Right in the heart of Boyle the abbey is according to the locals the place to visit if you want to see some history. To feel the meaning of history you have to go inside. worth a visit.

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