Welcome to the Abarta Audioguide to Abbeyleix Heritage Town4 min
Heritage House is owned and managed by Abbeyleix Heritage Company.4 min
The Sensory Gardens appeal to the senses of touch, smell, hearing, taste and sight.4 min
The Market Square with its distinctive architecture is the heart of Abbeyleix.4 min
Discover the main street of Abbeyleix and some of the town's iconic buildings4 min
The church was originally constructed in 1830 to the design of architect John Semple4 min
Abbey Leix Estate was the seat of the de Vesci family for almost three-hundred years.6 min
The story of the Abbeyleix South School, that was first completed in 1843.4 min
Along Main Street, you see more examples of the wealth of architecture in Abbeyleix.4 min
Temperance Street was the site of an alms house for paupers and widows4 min
Thank you for downloading our guide to Abbeyleix.2 min
In the heart of the Irish midlands, Abbeyleix is perhaps the finest example of a planned estate town in the country and contains splendid Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architectural heritage. In 1995, it was designated as Ireland’s first Heritage Town. Our free to download audioguide will lead you around this historic and charming town, and provides information on the history and stories that helped to shape this wonderful place.
This guide has been produced by Abarta Audio Guides in conjunction with Laois Tourism and Laois County Council and with the support of Laois Partnership and Abbeyleix Heritage Company.