Amenities close to King House
King House is just two minutes walk from the magnificent Boyle Abbey and 5 minutes walk from Boyle Harbour. An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which 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 nevertheless retains its ability to impress the visitor as one of the most formidable of the early Cistercian foundations in Ireland. A restored gatehouse of 16th/17th century houses an exhibition. Restricted access for people with disabilities.
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park is a short 5km drive from the house.
Lough Key has for many centuries drawn people to its spectacular views, abundant wildlife, historic buildings and evocative islands. This beautiful landscape is steeped in a rich history. Now after major development the historic backdrop encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions serving the needs of a 21st century visitor with a new lakeside centre providing an ideal gateway for gentle leisurely activities or more energetic pursuits in the Park.
Tree Canopy Walk - 19th Century Servant Tunnels - Moylurg Tower
Boda Borg - Lakeside Cafe - Gift Shop - Caravan & Camping Park
Adventure Play Kingdom - Forest & Parkland Trails,
Bog Gardens, Lakeside Walks & 19th Century Bridges
Arigna Mining Experience
Arigna Mining Experience is 25km from King House. Arigna Mining Experience center was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with Energy themes: Past, Present & Future. This Energy Centre provides visitors with a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley, since its beginning in the 1700's until closure in 1990.
King House is one of four historic houses in County Roscommon, others include:
Strokestown Park House & Famine Museum, Strokestown
T:+353 71 9633013 www.strokestownpark.ie
Clonalis House , Castlerea
T:+ 353 94 9620014 www.clonalis.com
Castlecoote House, Castlecoote
T: +353 906 663794 www.castlecootehouse.com