King House is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with an elevator between floors.
There is convenient coach and car parking both on the street and in the public car park at the rear of the house.
September 19, 2020.
Information session given by Thomas was very informative, some beautiful State gifts donated by former President Mary McAleese.... very interesting and enjoyable experience
September 13, 2020.
Well worth a visit ! Packed full of history and interesting exhibits. Our tour guide was fantastic, full of enthusiasm and information. The new Mary McAleese exhibition alone is a reason to visit.
August 15, 2020.
Just go and visit.
Excellent information from Mary and Thomas who were enthusiastic and helpful all throughout without being overly attentive in these social distanced times. Very interesting house and history. Beautifully restored and furnished. A lot of information and exhibits regarding the Connaught Rangers. This house is a hidden gem that we had never heard of before our recent move to the area. It is well worth a visit and we would highly recommend it. The entry price is very reasonable and there is an on site coffee shop.
August 1, 2020.
Very interesting, lots to see, lovely staff.
Was glad to see the house has opened still to the public. Was greeted by a lovely lady receptionist who was very kind and enthusiastic. The entrance fee was very good value considering the size of the building and how much there is to see. Upon paying I was given a very informative booklet, with a summary of each room in the house. I was given a background history of the family in the Dining Room by a young male tour guide who was very informative and helpful. After this I follow the yellow arrows across each room, covering a large array of topics from the houses use as a great house to its modern restoration. Lovely display on the Connacht rangers.
Lots of artifacts, displays etc to see. The only pity is there are only 2 rooms that show the building as a "Great House", the salon and dining room. But there's still loads to see.
October 1, 2019.
Impressive former town palace for the King family.
I visited in September when the tourist season was all but over. When i entered the house there was no receptionist- just a man setting up tables who asked me if I wanted any help. I advised that i had seen the house before- and he allowed me to wander around into some rooms. the building is at the centre of the community who care for it, and hold innumerable events there.
there was no charge to go in.
August 31, 2019.
Do not miss this gem!
We visited King House on a wet and miserable day. We received a very warm welcome from our guide Mary at reception. Mary introduced us to the house and it's history. She was extremely pleasant and informative. After a short guided tour, we were left to explore the house and exhibitions for ourselves. We spent a very pleasant two hours at King's House and really enjoyed it. Do not miss the Mary Robinson exhibits. These are all gifts presented to her when she was president of Ireland by other heads of state. Some stunning pieces.
August 26, 2019.
Very Interesting Attraction in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Roscommon
Great restoration project - Great and friendly staff - fantastic tour with great guide - worth the visit.
August 18, 2019.
Wonderful interesting history
Wonderfully and sensitively restored to show it’s diverse uses - family home then barracks. Also has on going different exhibitions - local writings and book launch whilst we were there.
August 11, 2019.
Spent about 2 hours looking and reading. €5 very well spent. We found the place on Google maps. It was closing time by the time we were finished so never got a chance to look in the shop or have something to eat in cafe. Good enough reason to come back.
August 11, 2019.
A trip back in time
Well worth a visit, from the moment we set foot inside the house the staff were so friendly. There is so much to see. You will find the house is a lot bigger than you think so allow a lot more time for the tour
Tripadvisor rating score: 4.5 of 5, based on 111 reviews.
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