Annals of Boyle

The Annals of Boyle. The Abbey of Boyle, in Roscommon, a celebrated Cistercian Monastery, was founded in the twelfth century, and amply endowed by the MacDermotts, lords of Moylurg. It was long eminent as a seat of learning; and its remaining ruins shew its former magnificence. The Annals of Boyle were composed by the Monks of that Abbey; and are considered as a most authentic record of ancient Irish history.