King House Interpretive Centre
This astonishing portal dolmen, one of the largest in Ireland, measures 4.5m by 3.3m and was constructed before 2000 BC. It can be...
Lough Key Boats
Angling Services Ireland
These Boyle-based guides know where to find the big pike, perch and trout.
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Dark wood combined with cranberry red walls equal a suitably warm and homely atmosphere for enjoying genuine home cooking. Specialities...
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King House Interpretive Centre information
Sinister-looking dummies tell the turbulent history of the Connaught kings, the town of Boyle and the King family, including a grim tale of tenant eviction during the Famine. Kids can try on replica Irish cloaks, breeches and leather shoes, write with a quill and build a vaulted ceiling from specially designed blocks. One room is devoted to Maureen O'Sullivan , the Hollywood star who was born nearby on Main St.
The mansion's courtyard is home to a large shop selling local crafts.
After the King family moved to Lough Key, this imposing Georgian mansion became a military barracks for the Connaught Rangers. It then was largely dormant for decades.