King House
Co. Roscommon
Phone: +353719663242
Fax: +353719663243

King House

King House is a magnificently restored 18th century Georgian Mansion set in the town of Boyle. The House is a visitor centre with interactive displays and museum collections.

Permanent Collection

King house is the home of the award-winning Civic Collection of Contemporary Irish Art


Permanent exhibition of Contemporary Irish Art at King House. Entrance to view the civic collection is free.

Previous Exhibitions

Irish Contemporary Arts Festival held yearly at the end of July.

Forthcoming exhibitions

Boyle Contemporary Arts Festival
24 to 31 July 2009


Adult 7.00 euro
Senior 5.00
Student 5.00
Child 4.00
Family 18.00
Group rates apply.

Opening hours

1st April - 30th September, daily 10am to 6pm
Last admission at 5pm
Pre-booked groups welcome all year round.

Getting there

Boyle, Co. Roscommon is situated 2 miles from the N4 and is approx. 2 hours drive from Dublin. There is a railway station and the Dublin/Sligo bus stops at Boyle. There is ample parking which is free.


Fully accessible facilities for wheelchair users. Induction loop fitted in fully equiped auditorium. Restaurant, Craft Shop and Tourist Information Office on site. Dogs are not admitted in the house.

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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News and events

Quality Antiques Fair 13 April and 30 August 2009

Book and Print Fair 1 June 2009

Arts Festival 24 to 31 July 2009


Is there convenient parking?
Ample free parking on the street and car park to the rear of the house.


we can meet educational requirements at many levels. A guided tour of the House generates thought and discussion on a wide range of subjects. Contact Education Officer for further details.


Groups can be admitted pre-booked at a reduced rate. Please contact for details.


School tours can be arranged.


Family rates apply.


Children are welcome under adult supervision and particularly enjoy the interactive diplays.
There is a playground in the
Pleasure Gardens behind the House.


Reduced rates for students.


Friends of King House scheme.
Please view for update on events.

Venue hire

Rooms for hire and conference facilities available.