Abbeyleix: Life, Lore & Legend


The history and folklore of the town of Abbeyleix. Written by Kevin O’Brien.

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The most complete history of the planned estate town of Abbeyleix yet published. The book covers the history of the town from the first known settlement , an early christian church at Clonkeen, through the the rule of the Irish Lords, the arrival of the Normans and the construction of the Cistercian Monastery for which the town gets its name, the arrival of the┬áDe Vesci’s and the building of the new town.

A comprehensive and unique read about a unique town.

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