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King House is a restored Georgian mansion with nearly 300 years of history from stately home of the King family to military barracks. Now it is a museum bringing its colourful, and sometimes turbulent, history to life. To walk the broad gallery, wide staircases and elegant salon, with high, sash windows is to go back in time. Life-size historical figures, interactive displays and the ambience of lavishly decorated period rooms bring the past to life.
Sadly life was harder for some, as the cold, damp jail cells in the basement testify. There are guided tours in summer or you can take a self-guided tour with an audio-pack. See the King family and Connaught Rangers exhibits as well as the collection of Mary Mc Aleese, former President of Ireland and the wonderful Boyle Civic Art Collection.