This museum in an old school building at the northern end of Main St details the town's colourful history. One room looks at the town's...
Abbey Sense Gardens
Garden lovers should also make their way to this sensory playground set in the walled gardens of a Brigidine convent. The vibrant...
This half-pub, half-shop is one of those increasingly rare places that has withstood the onslaught of modernisation. Ancient biscuit...
You'll find a wonderful selection of soups, salads, hot dishes and tempting desserts at this coffee shop in an upmarket interiors store....
Lonely Planet review
Southeast of town, these lavish gardens were landscaped by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll and were completed in 1912. The centrepiece is a sunken garden, where circular terraces lead down to an oval pool with a magnificent fountain.
The gardens are 7km southeast of Abbeyleix, off the R432 to Ballinakill, in the grounds of Heywood Community School.