What We Do

Heritage House Museum

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.

Craft Shop

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 Prints

We offer historical framed photos of Abbeyleix Heritage town at great prices.

Photos from the archives at Heritage House have been restored and are now available to purchase.

You can see an extensive list of available photos below.

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The children can enjoy the secure playground with a wide selection of state of the art play facilities for all ages.

There is ample parking space available on site for those travelling by car.


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.