Location:Main Street, Boyle Co.Roscommon
Telephone:+353 (0)71 966 3242
King House is a magnificently restored Georgian mansion built around 1730 by Sir Henry King, 1st Baronet Kingston. The grand scale of the reception gallery, its original stone floor, tripartite windows and high vaulted ceilings, portray the impression that this 18th Century residence was built as a symbol of the status, wealth and power of the King family.
After its first life as a home, King House became a military barracks to the famous Connaught Rangers regiment from 1788 until 1922. In more recent years, King House has been a barracks for the Irish Army.
Today, children and adults alike can explore this unique architectural treasure and enjoy a range of interactive presentations that offer an enchanting view of Ireland's heritage and culture. The exhibitions tell the story of the house, its people and the surrounding locality in an entertaining and informative manner. They focus on the world of Gaelic Ireland, the dramatic episodes in the lives of the King family, the architecture, construction and restoration of the House and the military history associated with the property.
Facilities include coach and car parking, also children's worksheets. Rooms for hire and conference facilities are available. There is also an adjacent adventure playground and public park.
April to September incl. (7 days) Open all year for pre-booked groups. 10.00 to 18.00. Last admission at 17.00