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Boyle Abbey is a large abbey with more intact sections than most abbey ruins. I especially appreciated the information sheet pointing to specific locations and photos of the original stone carvings that are still visible. The abbey is not difficult to find and there is...More
We parked on the street on the north side of the abbey. This is (and includes) a great model of a Cistercian Abbey. Check out the "graffiti," in 1724 a couple of soldiers were garrisoned in the abbey, they scratched their names in the walls...More
We did a self guided tour of th Abbey. The sheets told about the layout and the pictures explained the carvings. This is a 12 century abbey that took 60 years to build. The gentleman in the office gave us the heads up re the...More
We did a self guided tour of the Abbey yesterday, very informative and the pictures provided help both adults and young children alike identify points of interest. The lady at the help desk was just that, very helpful even following us out with umbrellas when...More
Took the self tour. Had visited the abbey every year when visiting Grandparents in Boyle. Great explanation of life back then. Need to take your time walking around to understand what you are seeing. Probably not for young children. Staff at entrance great and very...More
It was amazing tour experience with knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide Emer, who was able to recreate in her story lives of 12th century monks and show intriguing architectural details. Enjoyed it, thank you very much!
This quite remarkable site is well run my informive staff that made my visit better.I would suggest you obtain the information guides when you pay your admission and if you don’t already and your going to visit other similar sites you should buy a Heritage...More