Laois, Ireland

The Laois Monastic Trail

The Laois Monastic Trail

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10 tour stops

1

Introduction

Welcome to the Abarta Audioguide to the Laois Monastic Trail

4 min
2

Aghaboe Abbey

Aghaboe is one of the most well-known of our stops along the Laois Monastic Trail.

16 min
3

Kyle (Clonfert Molua)

Kyle, also known as Clonfert Molua, was once a very important monastery

7 min
4

Clonenagh

There are two church sites on either side of the road that are well worth visiting

12 min
5

Coolbanagher

An ancient monastery was established at Coolbanagher in the early medieval period

7 min
6

Oakvale / Oughaval

Oakvale is an anglicised version of the the old Irish Oughaval meaning New Foundation

8 min
7

Sleaty

Sleaty was a monastic foundation that was established by Saint Fiacc.

5 min
8

Killeshin

Killeshin has one of Ireland's most spectacular Romanesque doors

7 min
9

Timahoe

Timahoe has one of Ireland's finest round towers.

8 min
10

Conclusion

Thank you for listening to the Laois Monastic Trail.

2 min

Overview

Walk in the Footsteps of Irish Saints along the Laois Monastic Trail

This audio guide will lead you around the beautiful landscape of County Laois to discover the remains of ancient churches and monasteries and to hear stories of saints and sinners at the dawn of Christianity in Ireland. On our tour you will discover wonderful historical sites like Aghaboe Abbey, Clonenagh, Coolbanagher, Timahoe with its famous round tower and Killeshin one of the most beautiful Romanesque sites in Ireland.

Itinerary 122 km / 1:17

Offline map included

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