The museum at Heritage House will transport visitors back in time with stories from pre Christian times right up to the 20th century. Learn about the Abbeyleix Carpet Factory, where a number of hand tufted carpets were made for the state room for the Titanic and gain insight to the 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.
Entry is €5 per person. Guided tours can be arranged by request.
Please get in touch for prices if you would like to arrange a large group visit.
At Heritage House we offer a number of conference room spaces which can be tailored to your every need. Heritage House is ideally located just off the M7/M8 motorway with ample free parking facilities. Refreshments are available as to your requirements. Audio and Visual equipment is also available.
Mulhall Room: Up to 20 people
Main Hall: Up to 120 people
Reasonable rates available. Please call us on 057 873 1653 to book today.
Our newly refurbished craft shop is the perfect place to buy a gift or browse at your leisure.
Our craft and gift shop offers an array of lovely local crafters and artists products.
It is the perfect place to shop and support local!
We provide a local research room which contains a vast amount of information on Abbeyleix and the surrounding area.
Reasonably priced family research packages are available and can be undertaken by our skilled research staff to suit your requests. We provide a one-stop-shop for all your heritage needs!
Please get in touch with us for further information.
Heritage House hosts a range of different events that caters to the community and visitor experience.
We have had events such as book readings, art workshops, heritage talks, film viewings, traditional music seisiún and even weddings!
We take pride in participating in events such as Heritage Week, Culture Night and much more.
Check our Events calendar to see what we have planned.
If you would like to host an event, please get in touch for further infomration on venue hire.