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Rockingham - Roscommon - Rockingham

House

Old irish vintage photograph of Rockingham House. This famous house at one time housed the home of the governer-general or Lord Lieutenant who was the representative of the British government in Ireland and in effect the acting Prime Minister

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Photo Details

  • County: Roscommon
  • Town: Boyle
  • Scene: Rockingham House, former residence Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
  • Date: circa 1910

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  • Digitally remastered
  • 10' x 8' printed on quality photo paper, also available in larger sizes
  • Also available mounted & framed, ask for details
  • Colour images can be printed in black & white if preferred.
  • Read about Boyle below

Boyle

Boyle ( Irish: Mainistir na Búille) is a town in County Roscommon, Ireland. It is located at the foot of the Curlew Mountains near Lough Key in the north of the county. The renowned fishing lakes of Lough Arrow and Lough Gara are also close by. The population of the town in 2002 was 2,205.

Places of interest

The Cistercian Monastery in Boyle, Boyle Abbey, was founded in the 12th century under the patronage of the local ruling family, the MacDermotts. Though mutilated during the 17th and 18th centuries when it was used to accommodate a military garrison, Boyle Abbey is one of the best preserved structures of its type, and attracts many thousands of visitors per year. A restored gatehouse 16th/17th century vintage houses an exhibition. Guided tours are available.

Transport

Boyle railway station opened on 3 December 1862. Boyle lies on the railway line from Dublin to Sligo, and the N4 Dublin- Sligo main road skirts the town. The town is linked to the River Shannon navigation system via the Boyle canal, the River Boyle and Lough Key.

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