• Abbeyleix Then and Now

Abbeyleix, an offical Heritage Town of Ireland, was established in its present situation by Viscount de Vesci in the eighteenth century, when he transferred the entire old town from its previous site on the banks of the River Nore where it has developed beside a twelfth-century Cistercian abbey, from which the town gets its name. Today, there is a wealth of history in and around the small town - ancient ring forts, burial grounds, early monastic buildings, Normal and medieval castles, churches and colonial estate houses. This book shows us how the town has changed over the years, and get a a glimpse of both the iconic and the lesser known features of the area.  Under the direction of the Abbleyleix Community Group, the author and the various contributors have created in this book an invaluable record of one of Ireland's most beautiful towns.

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Abbeyleix Then and Now

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Tags: Abbeyleix, Then, Now, Community, Group, History, Press, 9781845887513