Abbeyleix Heritage House
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Ballyroan Road, Abbeyleix, Laois, Republic of Ireland
Abbeyleix Heritage House is housed in the historic north boys’ school in Abbeyleix, County Laois. The museum at Heritage House will transport visitors back in time allowing them to journey with the pre-Christian warring tribes of Laois.
Abbeyleix Heritage House was once home to the Abbeyleix Carpet Factory, where a number of hand tufted carpets were made for the state room for the titanic. The Heritage Centre provides a fantastic insight to 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 small admission fee, the proceeds of which go towards the upkeep and development of their collection of historical memorabilia.