- Boyle, County Roscommon
Infobox Irish Place
name = Boyle
gaeilge = Mainistir na Búille
pin coords = left: 51px; top: 24px
north coord = 53.9667 | west coord = 8.3 | irish grid = G803019
area = | elevation = 83 m
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 Mountainsnear Lough Keyin the north of the county. The renowned fishing lakes of Lough Arrowand Lough Garaare 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
Cistercian Monasteryin Boyle, Boyle Abbey, was founded in the 12th centuryunder 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 Abbeyis one of the best preserved structures of its type, and attracts many thousands of visitors per year. A restored gatehouse16th/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.
Boyle railway stationopened 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 Dublinto Sligo, and the N4 Dublin- Sligomain road skirts the town. The town is linked to the River Shannonnavigation system via the Boyle canal, the River Boyle and Lough Key.
*It is the
birthplaceof actress Maureen O'Sullivan.
*http://homepage.eircom.net/~greenst/ is a local website of historical links.
List of towns in the Republic of Ireland
Market Houses in the Republic of Ireland
* [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]
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