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King House

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Stumbled across King house while in the area, well worth spending an while in the museum... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
Johnnyk6000
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Dublin, Ireland
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I happened to be in Boyle and came upon this house. It is a restored four storey Georgian house... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
223bernies
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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King House is a beautifully restored Georgian mansion situated in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. First built in 1730 as the seat of the King family, a powerful local landowning dynasty, the house later became a military barracks and recruiting depot for the...more
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Main Street | 10 minutes walk from Boyle Harbour, Boyle, Ireland
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All reviews self guided tour well worth a visit foreign dignitaries great piece of history irish president victoria cross great asset interesting artifacts tea room county council interactive tour on display restoration work couple of hours gift shop steeped in history great value for money
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Stumbled across King house while in the area, well worth spending an while in the museum, interesting collection and Mary the guide was great. Nice to see the history and how the building was renovated and not just pulled down like some many historic buildings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KingHouse15, Tour Guide at King House, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you "john k" for your recent review of King House. It is very much appreciated. Roscommon Co. Co. has beautifully restored this 300 year old magnificent Georgian mansion and with the aid of life-sized historical figures, interactive displays and activities bring the past to...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I happened to be in Boyle and came upon this house. It is a restored four storey Georgian house ( including basement with jail cells). It belonged to the King family for 50 years and was the home of the Connaught Rangers for 100. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KingHouse15, Tour Guide at King House, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you very much Bernie 5.for your recent review of King House and for sharing it with others here on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate it. Michael

Reviewed August 20, 2018

There isn't much to do in Boyle, but this is well worth the trip to see the museum. The exhibits include the folly of the King family tried to rise the social ladder and live in grandeur (all but forgotten now) and the artefacts of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KingHouse15, Tour Guide at King House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you very much Dyflin for taking the time to share your experience of your tour of King House. A tour of King House, Museum, Historic and Cultural centre is a walk through almost 300 years of local history. Michael (Tour Guide)

Reviewed August 18, 2018

Went with our Genealogy group to visit King House which a very intersting house in Boyle, Co Roscommon and our tour guid was the wonderful Mary Lavin , articulate and very funny. Lovely lady we all loved the tour .More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KingHouse15, Tour Guide at King House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you bronauiloing for sharing with us your recent experience of your group tour of King House. It means a lot to us to read that you considered Mary your tour guide " wonderful, articulate and very funny". This is exactly what we want for...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

this was our third time visiting the house and the only time we had a tour from the lovely Mary Lavin ! Her knowledge was fab. Well worth the visit xMore

Date of experience: July 2018
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KingHouse15, Tour Guide at King House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you "Amelia W" for your recent review of King House. We are happy that you had a "fab." experience from Mary your tour guide during your recent visit to the house and hope that you will visit us once again in the near future....More

Reviewed July 19, 2018

King House provides an excellent and comprehensive experience of the life and times of the property, and it is well worth the very reasonable entry fee. One of the best venues of it's type that we have experienced in Eire.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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KingHouse15, Tour Guide at King House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you very much Roger 5 for sharing your experience of tour of King house with others here on Trip Advisor. Roscommon Co. Co. has beautifully restored this 300 year old magnificent Georgian mansion and with the aid of life-sized historical figures, interactive displays and...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Arrived here during the N Ireland May bank holiday weekend to find it closes on a Mon so came again the nest day. We were guided for the first part of the tour and then were let loose within the building itself. Many interesting things...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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KingHouse15, Tour Guide at King House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you Douglas H for your recent review of King House. The house was built for Sir Henry King MP (c. 1681–1739) between 1720 and 1740. It is one of the earliest surviving substantial townhouses in the province of Connacht, In 1987 King House was...More

Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

A pleasant two hours touring the King house and its history. An introduction to Boyle art plus the King home and Connacht Rangers barracks is a joy for history buffs. The self guided tour is very informative and can be enjoyed as slow or as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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KingHouse15, Tour Guide at King House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you Suffolk Ted very much for taking the time to write your recent review of King House. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delighted that you had a pleasant tour of the house. Michael

Reviewed June 5, 2018

If you come through Boyle, you must stop here. You will learn so much rich history from a visit to King House. Located right downtown, you will have no problem taking in this wonderful site. Don't forget to stop by the Tea Room for a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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KingHouse15, TOUR GUIDE at King House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you Andrew K for taking the time to write your recent review of King House. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delighted that you really enjoyed your recent tour. mICHAEL

Reviewed May 29, 2018

Although we arrive very late, Mary gave my family and me a warm welcome and allowed us to visit the different rooms at our own pace, after giving us an introduction of what we were going to discover. We even had time to talk to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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KingHouse15, Pour Guide at King House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you Mrs Balazos for your recent review of King House. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your recent tour and found it to be a very nice experience, Michael

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Susan B
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Response from KingHouse15 | Property representative |
Hi Susan B. The book "THE KINGS OF KING HOUSE" by Anthony Lawrence King-Harman. The story of the descendants of Sir John King of Boyle and their estates of Mitchelstown, Rockingham and Newcastle. This book is on sale here... More
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