The Midlands Sights

Heritage House

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  • Abbeyleix
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Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

Also known as the former North Boys School, the Heritage House has fascinating informative displays on the history of Abbeyleix and the de Vescis, an Anglo-Norman family who, in 1699, came to live at an estate nearby. They were instrumental in building and developing the new town of Abbeyleix in 1770. The school was originally constructed for the education of Catholics (at the other end of the town you'll find the South School, built for Protestants). Also accessible through the Heritage House is the original Sexton's House (no extra charge), which boasts a stylish interior from the turn of the 19th century. Tourist literature is also available.

Sight Information

Address:

Main St., Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland

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Phone:

057-873–1653

Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–5

Published 08/11/2015

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