King House

King House, Boyle: Hours, Address, King House Reviews: 4.5/5

Art Galleries • History Museums
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11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
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King House is a beautifully restored Georgian mansion situated in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. First built in 1730 as the seat of the King family, a powerful local landowning dynasty, the house later became a military barracks and recruiting depot for the famous Irish regiment of the British army, the Connaught Rangers. The house is now open to the public as a museum dedicated to bringing its history to life. The house is also an art gallery housing the Boyle Civic Art Collection, the third largest public collection in Ireland. We look forward to your visit!
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John O Brien.
8 contributions
Jun 2022
This attraction is a must see for all ages. On entering you receive a warm welcome from all the staff. You receive a lovely natural introduction to the history of the house and off you go to browse at your leisure. The history of the house and Boyle and the forest park is wonderful. There are a couple of lovely surprises at the end of your tour. I will not reveal them as it would spoil your visit. I hope you enjoy this beautiful attraction as much as we did.
Written 15 June 2022
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Darragh O
Sydney, Australia112 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Absolutely brilliant historic house nestled in beautiful Boyle. A great introduction to the House is given by the very friendly staff and then you follow a self guided tour.
There is quite a lot to see in the House, with information and displays on various characters and historical eras.
A distinctive feature was the inclusion of a good display showing the restoration process and illustrating how much work goes into restoring an old House like this.
There is also an exhibition of gifts given to the previous Irish President Mary McAleese.
Right next door to the house is a very cute craft shop and cafe doing tea and lunch.
Boyle Abbey is nearby and also worth a visit, and Lough Key Forest Park is also in Boyle and has loads of activities.
Written 9 June 2022
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Katie F
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
A wonderful experience. The history behind this amazing house is fascinating. Told to us so well by Thomas. Very knowledgeable and engaging. The rooms which showcase gifts presented to our former President Mary Mac McAleese are a feast for the eye. Amazing gifts presented by some amazing Heads of State, leaders, Royalty. This house is a must see when visiting Mainistir na Búille ((Boyle). Thar barr ar fad! 👏💕
Written 2 May 2022
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Caitmac
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Had an amazing tour of the house, such passion from the tour guide. Amazing interesting history and so many original artificers. Civic Art collection was in on dispersed display as well as several other exhibitions. Also spoke to artists hanging work ready for a launch. Had a lovely lunch in the cafe with reserved seating arranged for us. Thanks for the memories
Written 30 April 2022
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thomassP6822CD
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Apr 2022
Excellent visit. We did Boyle Abbey first, and the OPW guide there gave us a ticket to get a 20% discount at King House. The tour guide there was excellent - full of enthusiasm and interest facts. Our knowledge of Georgian Roscommon is now so much more extensive. The Mary McAleese artefacats exhibition was fantastic. And the tearoom adjactent to King House was great. King House is well worth a visit.
Written 19 April 2022
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yvonne1232015
Tullamore, Ireland5 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Amazing project undertaken by the county council. Fantastic restoration work. Brilliant guide on the day. Very interesting to hear the history of the house. Well worth a visit.
Written 24 September 2021
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coletteclan
3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing time visiting king house in Aug 21
Mary our guide was just fabulous and so enthusiastic about the house
It was great to see the gifts that had been given to the former president Mary Mc Aleese in kings house too.
A lot of history in the house and if you visit you will not be disappointed
D& C Bundoran
Written 3 September 2021
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Maeve T
5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Three hundred years of Irish history under one roof. Well done Boyle county council for the restoration. Well worth a visit.
Written 25 August 2021
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Relax33537367700
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Aug 2021
Great tour guide. Well worth a visit if in the area. Enjoyed the Connaught Rangers exhibition. Lovely to see that part of Ireland's history. This restoration project is a credit to the town.
Written 18 August 2021
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Maria L
dublin36 contributions
Aug 2021
Great experience,and Thomas looked after us really well, very interesting history about the house and the guides were all very knowledgeable.
Written 11 August 2021
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King House is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
  • Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00