The Church of The Most Holy Rosary in Abbeyleix was erected in 1895, designed in the cruciform and romanesque style by architect William Hague. Abbeyleix (‘Mainistir Laoighise’, The Abbey of Leix) was so called from a monastery founded there in 1183 by Conor O’More. This abbey was Cistercian and was founded from Baltinglass. A religious community is said to have been here since the year 600. The old town of Abbeyleix grew around the 12th century Abbey, on what was later to become the De Vesci demesne. In the early 1800’s Lord De Vesci leveled old Abbeyleix and laid out the present town on a superior site. The O’More chieftains were buried in the locality of the abbey.
We are thrilled to be getting married in this little piece of history. Our wedding ceremony begins at 2:00 pm sharp on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
For directions to the church, please visit the directions tab from the main menu under Wedding Information.
Stuart & Thomas