Though altered somewhat 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.
Guided tours available.
Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre, +353 1 8366111
Guided Tours: Contact site for guided tour availability on the day.
Maximum number: 40
Duration: 40 minutes
Self Guided Leaflet: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Hungarian
Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above
Photography / Video allowed: Yes, but permit required for commercial purposes
Additional information: Conservation work going on at the moment. Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Boyle Abbey | Heritage Site
2nd April - 23rd September- Daily 10.00 - 18.00.
Public car / coach park available close to the site.