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Co. Laois - Abbeyleix - The Planned Estate Town of the Viscounts de Vesci in Ireland

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Abbeyleix - The Planned Estate Town of the Viscounts de Vesci in Ireland

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(22 reviews)
Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Join me in a walk through Abbeyleix, the picturesque and oldest planned estate town in Ireland. Stories of the benevolent land owners, Viscounts de Vesci and how they developed the town from the late 18th century. Discover the architecture and the stories of the people who have lived here over the last 200 years, including the story of the carpet factory where they hand made the carpets for the ill-fated Titanic.


Meet Trudy Carmody Experiencing Ireland

Trudy Carmody Experiencing Ireland

Trudy specializes in experiential unique tours for small groups and families. She includes some Irish culture, art, craft, music or sport for her guests to try. She also is a genealogist helping with family ancestry and bringing your family tree to life, bringing you to your ancestral home etc.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Co. Laois with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Co. Laois. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Mick P.

28 April 2021

Trudy I am sorry for been Brutal now it may have been my signal but I watch a lot of you tube etc, from near Abbeyleix and not only poor signal you missed the oldest shopkeeper in Abbeyleix The Leinster House which has been run for like 60+ years by its present owner You would need to run video first and then edit But always room for improvement Mick Phelan Perth Wa

Helena M K.

26 April 2021

It was great to see Abbeyleix again. Very interesting history on the De Vesci influence on the town. Would be nice to hear something on the very rich Land League History and well known agrarian agitators who hailed from this town and were part of the campaign to gain ownership of their property by the native population. A more rounded Historical perspective.

Janet C.

25 April 2021

fabulous location and guide, thank you!

Anna M.

25 April 2021

Trudy's knowledge of Abbeyleix was excellent and her presentation flowed very well. However I was getting very dodgy reception and the images were very blurred and jumpy for a good deal of the tour so I left her tour early. It showed that Trudy loves her area and it's a pity that technology let her down. However I did notice that this didn't seem to be a problem for others. I would take a tour with her again.

Harry S.

25 April 2021

rud maith bheith ag siuil na sradha leatsa inne


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