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Boyle (population 2,222) is situated on the River Boyle, between Lough Key and Lough Gara, in north west County Roscommon.

Attractions
The 12th -century Cistercian Boyle Abbey. Tel. +353 79 62604. Open June to mid-September. Keys from neighbouring Abbey House B&B in winter.

King House Interpretive Centre. Tel. +353 79 63242. King House (1730), located in the town centre, was the residence of the King family before they were granted a large estate where the nearby Lough Key Forest Park is located. The interpretive centre showcases the history of Connaught, Boyle, and the King family. Closed in winter.

The Boyle Civic Art Collection is housed in King House and features paintings and sculptures by leading contemporary Irish artists.

The 350-hectare Lough Key Forest Park is just east of the town. The park contains the remains of the Rockingham estate, which was the home of the King family after King House, as well as several ring forts. There are boats for hire for fishing and boating on Lough Key.

The weeklong Boyle Arts Festival, featuring visual and performance arts, takes place from July 21st to July 30th.

Amenities
The Úna Bhán Tourism Co-operative in the grounds of King House organises weeklong cycling, horse riding, and fishing tours.

Boyle Golf Club is in Knockadoobrusna on the Roscommon Road.
Tel. +353 79 62594.

Accommodation
Boyle has two hotels and plenty of B&Bs, and there is a camping and caravan park in the forest park.

Transport
All four Bus Éireann Expressway buses from Dublin to Sligo stop at Boyle, and three stop at Boyle on the return journey from Sligo to Dublin.

The Sligo-Dublin train also stops in Boyle. There are three trains each day in both directions.

Useful contact details for Boyle
Bus Éireann +353 1 8366111
Iarnród Éireann +353 1 8366222
or (1850) 366222
Garda Station +353 79 62030
Boyle Chamber of Commerce +353 79 63220
Bank of Ireland +353 79 62015
Roscommon Co. Enterprise Board +353 903 26263
Tourist Information +353 79 62145
Open May to mid-September.
   
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