Abbeyshrule, situated east of Ballymahon in a picturesque valley of the river Inny. A Cistercian abbey founded here in 1150 which was one of the earliest in the country. This was eventually closed by Queen Elizabeth 1 of England during the Tudor suppression of the monasteries. The Royal Canal passes through Abbeyshrule on its way from the River Shannon to Dublin. Note the Whitworth aquaduct built in 1817 to carry the Royal canal over the River Inny. Abbeyshrule is also associated with Goldsmith Country.
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