BOYLE , amarket
See also:town of Co . Roscommon,
See also:Ireland, in the
See also:parliamentary division, on the
See also:line of the Midland
See also:Great Western railway, 1o64 m . N.W. by W. from
See also:Dublin and 28 m . S. by E. from Sligo . Pop . (1901) 2477 . It is beautifully situated on both
See also:banks of the
See also:river Boyle, an affluent of the Shannon, between Loughs Gara and
See also:Key . Three bridges connect the two parts of the town . There is considerable
See also:trade in agricul' tural produce . To the north of the town stand the extensive ruins of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1161, including remains of a cruciform
See also:church, with a
See also:fine west front, and Norman and Transitional arcades with
See also:carving of very beautiful detail . The offices of the monastery are well preserved, and an interesting feature is seen in the names carved on the
See also:door of the
See also:lodge, attributed in
See also:Cromwell's soldier, who occupied the buildings . Neighbouring antiquities are Asselyn church near Lough Key, and a large cromlech by the road towards Lough Gara .
Boyle was incorporated by
See also:James I., and returned two members to the Irish parliament .
JEAN PIERRE BOYER (1776-1850)
JOHN J BOYLE
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