Laois, Ireland

Abbeyleix Heritage Town

Abbeyleix Heritage Town

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11 tour stops

1

Introduction

Welcome to the Abarta Audioguide to Abbeyleix Heritage Town

4 min
2

Abbeyleix Heritage House

Heritage House is owned and managed by Abbeyleix Heritage Company.

4 min
3

Dove House Sensory Gardens

The Sensory Gardens appeal to the senses of touch, smell, hearing, taste and sight.

4 min
4

Market Square

The Market Square with its distinctive architecture is the heart of Abbeyleix.

4 min
5

Main Street

Discover the main street of Abbeyleix and some of the town's iconic buildings

4 min
6

The Church of St. Michael and All Angels

The church was originally constructed in 1830 to the design of architect John Semple

4 min
7

Abbeyleix Estate and Abbeyleix Bog

Abbey Leix Estate was the seat of the de Vesci family for almost three-hundred years.

6 min
8

South School, Railway Station and Fountains

The story of the Abbeyleix South School, that was first completed in 1843.

4 min
9

Southern Main Street

Along Main Street, you see more examples of the wealth of architecture in Abbeyleix.

4 min
10

Temperance Street & Church of the Most Holy Rosary

Temperance Street was the site of an alms house for paupers and widows

4 min
11

Conclusion

Thank you for downloading our guide to Abbeyleix.

2 min

Overview

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.

Itinerary 3.5 km / 43 min

Offline map included

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