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Abbeyleix : Then & Now, Paperback / softback Book

Abbeyleix : Then & Now Paperback / softback


Abbeyleix, an official Heritage Town of Ireland, was founded in the 18th century by Viscount de Vesci and is situated near a 12th century Cistercian monastery beside the River Nore.

Today, there is a large range of historical structures still standing in and around the small village - ancient ring forts, burial grounds, early monastic buildings, Norman and mediaeval castles, churches and colonial estate houses.

The town once had a famous carpet factory - notably producing some of the carpets used on the RMS Titanic. There is a heritage house located in the old Patrician monastery schoolhouse which provides information on the town's history.

Tom Cox, manager of the Heritage House is a contributor to this unique book.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9781845887513



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