Boyle, County Roscommon


Boyle, County Roscommon

Infobox Irish Place
name = Boyle
gaeilge = Mainistir na Búille
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motto =
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pin coords = left: 51px; top: 24px
north coord = 53.9667 | west coord = 8.3 | irish grid = G803019
area = | elevation = 83 m
province = Connacht
county = County Roscommon
population = | town pop = 2,522 [ [http://www.cso.ie/census/documents/census2006_Table_5.pdf CSO census 2006] ]
census yr = 2006
web = www.realboyle.com , http://homepage.eircom.net/~greenst/|

Boyle ( _ga. Mainistir na Búille) is a town in County Roscommon, Ireland. It is located at the foot of the Curlew Mountains near Lough Key in the north of the county. The renowned fishing lakes of Lough Arrow and Lough Gara are also close by. The population of the town was 2,522 in 2006. [ [http://www.cso.ie/census/documents/census2006_Table_5.pdf CSO census 2006] ]

Places of interest

The Cistercian Monastery in Boyle, Boyle Abbey, 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 is one of the best preserved structures of its type, and attracts many thousands of visitors per year. A restored gatehouse 16th/17th century vintage houses an exhibition. Guided tours are available. King House home to the King family has been fully restored and guided tours are available all year.

Transport

Boyle railway station opened on 3 December 1862. [cite web | title=Boyle station | work=Railscot - Irish Railways | url=http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf | accessdate=2007-09-07] Boyle lies on the railway line from Dublin to Sligo, and the N4 Dublin-Sligo main road skirts the town. The town is linked to the River Shannon navigation system via the Boyle canal, the River Boyle and Lough Key.

People

*It is the birthplace of actress Maureen O'Sullivan.
*http://homepage.eircom.net/~greenst/ is a local website of historical links.

ee also

*List of towns in the Republic of Ireland
*Market Houses in the Republic of Ireland

External links

* [http://www.linsfort.com/ Town centre accommodation]
* [http://www.realboyle.com/ Town Website]
* [http://www.blogboyle.blogspot.com/ Blog Boyle]
* [http://homepage.eircom.net/~greenst/ Green St website = Historical data on town]

References


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