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Abbeyleix - Laois - De Vesci Terrace

circa 1910

There is a district hospital in the town, plenty of shops and several pubs. The town boasts a newly built hotel - the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. The hotel has recently extended to 46 bedrooms. A new state of the art conference centre is due open in early spring 2007. Notable residents: Launt Thompson, (1833-1894), born in Abbeyleix, was a noted sculptor.

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Photo Details

  • County: Laois
  • Town: Abbeyleix
  • Scene: Upper Main St
  • Date: 1905 (estimate)

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  • Read about Abbeyleix below

Abbeyleix

Abbeyleix or Abbeylaois (Mainistir Laoise in Irish) is a town in County Laois, Republic of Ireland about 14 km from Portlaoise. It is located on the N8 National Primary Route.

History

Abbeyleix was founded in the 18th century as an estate town by Viscount de Vesci and is situated near a 12th century Cistercian monastery beside the River Nore. Today, there is a large range of historical structures still standing in and around the town - ancient ring forts, burial grounds, early monastic buildings, Norman and mediaeval castles, churches and colonial estate houses. The town once had a major carpet factory - notably producing some of the carpets used on the RMS Titanic.

There is a heritage house located in the old Patrician monastery schoolhouse which provides information on the towns history. Abbeyleix was made a Heritage Town of Ireland several years ago.

Amenities

There is a district hospital in the town, plenty of shops and several pubs. The town boasts a newly built hotel - the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. The hotel has recently extended to 46 bedrooms. A new state of the art conference centre is due open in early spring 2007.

Notable residents

  • Launt Thompson, (1833-1894), born in Abbeyleix, was a noted sculptor.

Buildings of note

  • Abbeyleix Market House a 5 bay 2 story building which has been used as a fire station

Sport

  • The Abbeyleix Golf Course is an 18 hole course located near the town

 

Abbeyleix or Abbeylaois (Mainistir Laoise in Irish) is a town in County Laois, Republic of Ireland about 14 km from Portlaoise. It is located on the N8 National Primary Route.

History

Abbeyleix was founded in the 18th century as an estate town by Viscount de Vesci and is situated near a 12th century Cistercian monastery beside the River Nore. Today, there is a large range of historical structures still standing in and around the town - ancient ring forts, burial grounds, early monastic buildings, Norman and mediaeval castles, churches and colonial estate houses. The town once had a major carpet factory - notably producing some of the carpets used on the RMS Titanic.

There is a heritage house located in the old Patrician monastery schoolhouse which provides information on the towns history. Abbeyleix was made a Heritage Town of Ireland several years ago.

Amenities

There is a district hospital in the town, plenty of shops and several pubs. The town boasts a newly built hotel - the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. The hotel has recently extended to 46 bedrooms. A new state of the art conference centre is due open in early spring 2007.

Notable residents

  • Launt Thompson, (1833-1894), born in Abbeyleix, was a noted sculptor.

Buildings of note

  • Abbeyleix Market House a 5 bay 2 story building which has been used as a fire station

Sport

  • The Abbeyleix Golf Course is an 18 hole course located near the town