Boyle Abbey

Boyle Abbey

Boyle Abbey
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
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Dana P
Franklin, KY29 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Thomas was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave suggestions for other places off the beaten path. We are touring Ireland on our own and we love history. This is a great stop that’s out of the way, FREE, and very well preserved and displayed. You can stop at the front and get a brief history (hopefully from Thomas) and take a self guided tour around the grounds. Lovely setting and amazing architecture!
Written October 4, 2021
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Wendy Jayne S
7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Business
Brilliant tour. Very knowledgeable, friendly staff, kept a group of 24 TY students interested and focused. Would definitely recommend and go back with my own children.
Written September 17, 2021
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Maeve T
5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderful well informed staff (Eugene) who gave us a most interesting potted history of the Abbey. This free attraction is sympathically preserved for future generations of enquiring minds.
Written August 25, 2021
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Ovidiu Stefan
Dublin, Ireland382 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Free entrance and the covid protocol in place, an interesting fact about the Abbey is the fact that still 2 different arhitecture are visible, the gothic in one side and romanesque in another
Written August 12, 2021
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Maria L
dublin36 contributions
Aug 2021
It's free and the guides are very passionate about the history of Boyle. The history of the Abbey is very intertwined with Boyle.
Written August 11, 2021
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2020vision
Dundonald, Belfast.3,839 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Because of Covid restrictions access is limited and there are no guided tours , entry is free for now .
The Guide at the entrance gave us a potted history and a few things of particular interest to look out for ( with masks being worn and socially distanced ) .
This is a stunning building , still very beautiful . Definitely a must see when you're visiting Boyle .
Written July 24, 2021
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Gearóid
County Meath, Ireland2 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Visited Boyle Abbey last month just when the restrictions lifted on our way to Donegal. All Covid restrictions seemed to be in place and I was also happy to see all signage in both English & as Gaeilge.

The Guide on site (Thomas, I think) told us about the history of the site (at a distance!) and explained what we should look out for on our ramble around.

Well done also to the OPW & the State for the great preservation of the site!
Written July 4, 2021
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Cait O
2 contributions
Jun 2021
This was a lovely lunch and excursion. Thomas greeted us at the entrance, and was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The Abbey itself has a deep rich history, and significant architectural features. We only spent about an hour there, but will return when guided tours are back in session. It wasn't particularly crowed and it was lovely to have a walk about. It absolutely deserves a visit.
Written June 11, 2021
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Danny W
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
Got some great detailed information from Thomas when we arrived. His vast knowledge and clear interest in his job was great to see and made the experience far better.
Written June 7, 2021
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Orla O Connor
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Great to see this place done up. Really nice to see and relaxing. Love the glass added to the side of the building
Written May 6, 2020
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