"Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people" - W. B. Yeats

 

King House

King House is a magnificently restored Georgian mansion located in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Built in 1730 as the seat of the King family, a powerful landowning dynasty, the house later became a military barracks and recruiting depot for the famous Irish regiment of the British army, the Connaught Rangers. 

King House is a prominent cultural institution as it houses the Connaught Rangers Museum, The Mary McAleese CollectionBoyle Civic Art Collection and the Maureen O'Sullivan Museum. The house also plays host to musical, dramatic and cultural events and is a central locale for the ever-popular Boyle Arts Festival. 

Seasonal Opening Hours

April to September.

Tuesday to Saturday: 11am - 5pm. (Last tours at 4pm)

Sunday: 11am - 4pm. (Last tours at 3pm)

Contact

+ 353 (0) 71 966 3242 

GPS Coordinates

53.973031, -8.301247

The Dock Arts Centre

The Dock which is located in Carrick on Shannon just 10 minutes from Boyle is Leitrim’s centre for the arts with Theatre and Music Performances, Exhibitions, Projects, Workshops and Classes.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Contact

+353 (0) 71 965 0828

GPS Coordinates

53.944772, -8.097718

Boyle Arts Festival

Boyle Arts Festival is one of Ireland's premiere community Arts Festivals which celebrates Performance, Music, Visual Art, Theatre, Spectacle and much more! The Festival attracts artists and performers of the highest repute as well as providing a platform for emerging talent

Festival Dates 2017

20-29 July 2017

Contact

+353 (0) 71 966 3085

GPS Coordinates

Booking Office: 53.971322, -8.302889

 

Gaelic Chieftain

Two miles North of Boyle, lies the statue of the Gaelic Chieftain by Maurice Harron. The statue commemorates the Battle of Curlew Pass in 1598 between Irish and English forces. It is visible from the N4 Dublin to Sligo road.

The Gaelic Chieftain stands on the highest point of the Curlew Mountains. This location allows for one of the most stunning vantage points to enjoy the splendour of Lough Key and the surrounding areas.

Opening Hours

Open all year round.

Contact 

+353 (0) 71 966 3000 

GPS Coordinates

54.013468, -8.288900

Coleman Music Centre

The Coleman Music Centre celebrates the Traditional Music, Culture and Heritage as expressed in the South Sligo Style of music played by Michael Coleman and other musicians of his time. Located in Gurteen, Co.Sligo the centre is dedicated to ensuring that the tradition of Irish Music remains a living one, 'an traidisiún beo', and that it continues to be enjoyed by all ages and nationalities.

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Opening Hours

Call to book.

Contact

+353 (0) 71 918 2599

GPS Coordinates

53.996195, -8.522845

Douglas Hyde interpretive Centre

Douglas Ross Hyde (1860-1949) was an Irish academic, linguist, and scholar of the Irish language who served as the First President of Ireland from 1938-45. He was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival, and the first president of the Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time.

The Interpretative Centre tells the life-story of Dr. Douglas Hyde whose contribution to modern Ireland is highlighted in the exhibition through the use of informative charts, maps and photographs. Through their audio-visual presentation you can capture the spirit of his dream and celebrate the achievements of one life dedicated to one vision.

Opening Hours

Call to book.

Contact

+353 (0) 87 782 3751

GPS Coordinates

53.869523, -8.407385