Abbeyleix Discovery Day on 4th December provided the locals and visitors alike a chance to experience the delights and treasures of the Heritage Town of
Strong emphasis was placed on showcasing the heritage features of the town.
The following list is just a sample of what was organised for the day:
Heritage and Tours: 11 am Garden Tours- free bus to
discover the garden delights in and around Abbeyleix, to include free
guided tour of Sensory, Heywood and Fruitlawn Gardens. Booking Essential
Workshop at Heritage Centre: 12 pm focusing on the
creation of a street directory of Abbeyliex at the time of the 1911
census. Booking essential 057 8731653/087 6490774
Walking Tour of the Town: 1.30pm Free quided walking
historical tour of Abbeyleix town with local guide. Stop off en route
for mouth watering refreshments at the town’s Gallic Kitchen.
Abbeyleix Bog Walk: 2pm Meet at Abbeyliex Manor
Hotel for complimentary tea and scones before a guided walking tour of
Abbeyleix bog with ecologist Dr Fiona McGowan.
Sexton’s Cottage: 2pm-4pm Built in 1800’s by the Church Of Ireland to house the sexton and now lovingly restored to its 19th century glory
Food & Restaurants: Farmers Market 10am-4pm.
McEvoy Bistro Open 1pm-4pm, Food Sustainability Event 3pm Guest Speaker
Jim Tynan from the Kitchen & Foodhall.