Heritage House Abbeyleix
Stay at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
Abbeyleix Heritage House is housed in the historic north boys’ school in the heritage town of Abbeyleix in County Laois just 3 minutes’ drive from us here at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.
This 19th-century school now houses a heritage centre and museum. The Heritage Centre was opened in 1997 with a museum dedicated to local history and culture from Abbeyleix and the surrounding areas in County Laois. The museum at Heritage House transports visitors back in time allowing them to journey with the pre-Christian warring tribes of Laois. Visitors can learn about the Norman influence, the suppression of the monasteries at the hands of Henry VIII and progress through plantations, the influence of the landlords and Ireland’s brush with the industrial revolution.
There is a Carpet Factory exhibition room where you can find out how handmade carpets manufactured in Abbeyleix formed part of the furnishings on the ill-fated Titanic.
Discover the story of Abbeyleix, built by the de Vesci landlords. Explore its architectural gems and some intriguing links to the Titanic. Step back in time and visit the Sexton House. Viewing of the Sextons house can be arranged through Heritage House, but these must be booked in advance.
If you are feeling peckish there is a café onsite where you can relax and refuel with some fresh local produce The kids can enjoy the onside playground with a wide selection of state of the art play equipment and facilities for all ages and sure to keep them entertained while Mom and Dad relax.
The Heritage House in Abbeyleix is open from Tuesday through to Saturday from 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Sunday and Monday.
The Heritage House is very conveniently located within walking distance or just 3 minutes from the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel and so one of ideal attractions to visit during your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you.