A 15 minute drive from Carrick on Shannon is King House, in Boyle, County Roscommon. King House is a sensitively restored Georgian mansion built circa 1730 by Sir Henry King, 1st Baronet Kingston.
The grand scale of the reception gallery, its original stone floor, tripartite windows and high vaulted ceilings, portray the impression that this 18th Century residence was built as a symbol of the status, wealth and power of the King family.
After its first life as a home to the King family, King House became a military barracks to the famous Connaught Rangers regiment from 1788 until 1922 and today is the headquarters of the Connacht Rangers Association.
Today, children and adults alike can explore this unique architectural treasure and enjoy a range of interactive presentations that offer an enchanting view of Ireland’s heritage and culture.
Exhibitions focus on the world of Gaelic Ireland, the dramatic episodes in the lives of the King family, the architecture, construction and restoration of the House and the military history associated with the property.