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An excellent example of an early Irish Cistercian Monastery
Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon 1161 - 1592 Boyle Abbey was the first Cistercian monastery founded in the Province of Connacht. It was established in 1161 under the patronage of the MacDermotts who ruled this area at the time and was completed in 1218. It had a church on the north side of a