Visiting Abbeyleix

What to see and do in Abbeyleix, Ireland

Abbeyleix is in County Laois, quite centrally located in Ireland. In fact it was once well known for being a town many drove through on their way between Dublin and Cork, since it was directly on the N8 road. But the road network has since been changed, leaving Abbeyleix in relative peace and quiet, but still easy to reach via both the M7 and M8 motorways.

Abbeyleix is a must for anyone looking to perfect your golf skills on your holiday, or sample the best that Irish golfing has to offer. If you are looking for a sports holiday or you just a few days away from the hustle and bustle, then you should definitely consider a visit to the Abbeyleix Golf Club in Ireland. The city hosts one of the best 18 hole course in the entire region and the officials organizes lessons and golf training that will help any golf amateur to learn how to play golf and enhance your short and long game skills every first week in July. The Abbeyleix Golf Club has come a long way in recent times, and you can be sure that you are learning from the best. In 1905 it was affiliated to most prestigious golf associations in Ireland and it has been moved to Ballyroar Roads and Portalois for several times. Even though it was closed in 1937, the famous Abbeyleix golf club has passed the test of time and was re-opened 11 years later. Initially, the Golf Club had one of the best 9 holes course in Ireland that has later on doubled its size to provide golf fans many exciting scenic views. The 18 holes course was established in September 2000 and it welcomes golf enthusiasts of all ages and from all parts of the world ever since.

Getting to Abbeyleix

Nearest ferry port to Abbeyleix: Both Dublin and Dun Laoghaire are within easy reach, although is also a possibility.

Quickest Ferry Crossing

The Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire crossing is the fastest, taking around 2 hours.

Distance from Ferry Port

Dublin is about 60 miles from Abbeyleix. Rosslare is around 80 miles.

Driving Time to Abbeyleix from Ferry Port

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire are just over 1 hour away. Rosslare is about twice that at 2 hours plus.

Moving on from Abbeyleix

moving on from Abbeyleix, you are spoilt for choice. Being very central, there are dozens of great places to visit within easy reach, including Tullamore, Kilkenny and Carlow, or head for the coast at Wicklow.

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