Visit Abbeyleix

The Gem of the Midlands

About Abbeyleix


Abbeyleix town has long been familiar to travellers commuting to or from the South and Southwest on the N8 Dublin to Cork road. While almost a half-way point between the two cities, it was for a time the first town stop on a trip from Dublin to the Munster capital. It now lies hidden, waiting to be explored and now traffic free, just off the newM7/M8 Dublin- Cork/Limerick motorway with exits at Portlaoise and Granstown.

This picturesque town on the N8 route was described in 1826 by J. M. Brewer, the famous travel writer, as one of the most pleasing villages in Leinster with each cottage having a useful garden. Now a “Heritage Town of Ireland”, Abbeyleix invites passers-by and visitors to linger, to explore its distinct heritage & to sample the attractions of its hinterland.

Great reasons to visit Abbeyleix

Abbeyleix Bog

Abbeyleix Bog

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Rich Local Heritage

Rich Local Heritage

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Local Attractions

Local Attractions

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Festivals & Shows

Festivals & Shows

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Abbeyleix Walks

Abbeyleix Walks

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Abbeyleix Photo Gallery

Abbeyleix Photo Gallery

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Visitors to Abbeyleix

We warmly welcome all visitors to our community, whether you are visiting for the day or a week, as part of a group or exploring the area on your own. If you have any questions or would like some advise regarding your visit please drop us a message and we will do our best to get back to you shortly.

Nightlife

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Accommodation

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