Boyle Abbey

Boyle Abbey

Contact Details


Co. Roscommon,
F52 XE16

Tel No: +353 (71) 966 2604
Fax No: +353 (71) 966 4817


Opening Hours


26th March - 23rd September.
Daily 10.00 - 18.00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Average Length of Visit: 1 Hour

Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00


Exhibitions, toilets, public car / coach park available close to the site.

Restaurant/Tearooms: None




Following Government guidelines this site is closed until further notice.

An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century under the patronage of the local ruling family, the MacDermotts. Though mutilated during the 17th and 18th centuries when it was used to accommodate a military garrison, Boyle Abbey nevertheless retains its ability to impress the visitor as one of the most formidable of the early Cistercian foundations in Ireland. A restored gatehouse of 16th/17th century houses an exhibition. Restricted access for people with disabilities

Location: In Boyle town, off the N4 (Dublin-Sligo Road)

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre, +353 (1) 836 6111

Guided Tours: Contact site for guided tour availability on the day

Maximum number: 40
Duration: 40 minutes

Self Guided Leaflet: English

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: Yes, but permit required for commercial purposes

Last admission 45 minutes before closing