Abbeyleix is a market town situated on the old main road between Dublin and Cork. It’s central location makes it an ideal focal point to explore idyllic shops and eatieries.
A stroll through the town reveals many hidden gems and wonders. Beautiful gems like the Heritage House on the northern end of the town, the Sensory Gardens are situated in Dove House. Behind the old Post Office and the beautiful Mueller & O’Connell bakery lies the community gardens where there is often plenty of herbs free to take
Across the road sits the magnificently restored Market House (now the local library), where there is a space for weekly markets which occur every Saturday.
At the south end of the town you’ll find Abbeyleix Bog, a gorgeous place to discover the unspoiled world and nature in the community-led conservation project which covers 200 ha of various natural habitats, including raised bog, wet woodlands, and ferns.
Activities – For Fishing – The River Nore, Gills Pond in nearby Ballinakill and Grantstown Lake in Ballacolla offer a challenge to the avid fisherman.
Abbeyleix Golf Club is a Parklands 18 hole course where visitors are welcome to come and enjoy a round of golf.
The local Manor Hotel supplies a tasty Sunday roast, McEvoys restaurant is well known for it’s Steak, and the newly reopened famous Morrisseys Pub offers sweets, creamy Guinness and Barista coffee. It is one of the oldest pubs in Ireland and established in Abbeyleix since 1775.