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Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

This town was designed by the first Viscount of Vesci in the 18th century although there has been a settlement at Abbeyleix since 1183 encircling a Cistercian monastery. Today the memory of the monastery lives on in the towns name.

The private residence of Abbeyleix House is still the home of the de Vescis family.

On this page you can see a map of Abbeyleix, see what's on in Abbeyleix, find out how to get to Abbeyleix, find things to see and do in Abbeyleix, visit local websites for Abbeyleix, find Hotels in Abbeyleix, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Abbeyleix, browse restaurants in Abbeyleix.

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Bus to Abbeyleix

  • Bus routes operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours:
    • 831:
      • Laois Shopping Centre
  • Bus routes operated by M&A Coaches:
    • 828:
      • Durrow
      • Josephines Urlingford
      • Laois Shopping Centre
      • Main Street
      • Midland Regional Hospital
      • Portlaoise Railway Station
  • Bus routes operated by Edward Moore:
    • Ballypickas - Rathdowney
  • Bus routes operated by J.J.Kavanagh & Sons:
    • 825:
      • Carlow Coach Park

Things to See and Do in Abbeyleix

Abbey Sense Gardens

Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland
The Sensory garden is set in the walled garden of the Brigidine Convent. It is the first garden of its kind in Ireland and its aim is to create a nursery specialising in fragrant plants.

Heritage House

Abbeyleix , Co. Laois, Ireland
Located in a tastefully restored 1884 school house the award winning exhibition contains the rich fabric of local and county history. Witness the re-creation of the Abbeyleix "Titanic" carpet factory.

Sextons House

Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland
Here is a fine example of a mid 19th century cottage. It has been restored and fully refurbished to its former 1800 style. It provides the visitor with a unique opportunity to witness the domestic conditions of our ancestors.

Hotels in Abbeyleix

The Abbeyleix Manor Hotel The Abbeyleix Manor Hotel

Cork Road, Abbeyleix, R32 VE24, Co. Laois
The 3-star Abbeyleix Manor Hotel offers a relaxing and ideal base to explore the hidden beauties of County Laois and the Midlands of Ireland.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Abbeyleix

Sandymount House B&B Sandymount House B&B

Oldtown, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois
Set in beautiful mature woodlands, Sandymount House is a 19th-century Georgian property, offering smart bed and breakfast accommodation. The heritage town of Abbeyleix is 2km away.

Restaurants in Abbeyleix

Brilliant Castle Chinese Restaurant

Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

Cafe Odhran Cafe Odhran

Upper Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

Jade Palace Asian Chinese Restaurant Jade Palace Asian Chinese Restaurant

Upper Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

Manor Bar & Bistro @ Abbeyleix Manor Hotel Manor Bar & Bistro @ Abbeyleix Manor Hotel

Dublin / Cork Road, Abbeyleix, Laois

Preston House

Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

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Pubs & Nightlife

Abbeyleix Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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