Aghaboe Abbey

Aghaboe Abbey
Graveyard name: 
Aghaboe Abbey
Graveyard Code: 
Extra code: 
RMP/Site number: 
LA 022-019
RMP Classification: 
Religious House - Dominican Friars


52° 55' 19.2" N, 7° 30' 50.4" W
Diocese (RC): 

The graveyard is in rural area, in the small village of Aghaboe.
Three memorials visible within ruins of Aghaboe Abbey (14th century). All date to 20th century; all in good condition. The church ruins were restored mid 1980's.
Accessed through two stiles and a gate; gravelled surface within ruins; level. Stone steps into interior of Abbey.

Register of Burials available: 
Titles of Published Local References: 

Sweetman, P.D., Alcock, O. & Moran, B. (1995) Archaeological inventory of County Laois. Dublin. Dublin Stationary Office

Carrigan, W. (1905) The history and antiquities of the diocese of Ossory. Dublin. Sealy, Bryers & Walker, vol 2, 26, 47

Harbison, P. (1970) 'Guide to the national monuments in the Republic of Ireland: including a selection of other monuments not in state care'. Gill & Macmillan, 139

Gwynn, A. & Hadcock , R.N. (1970) Medieval religious houses of Ireland, Harlow, Longmans, 221

Record of Monuments & Places, Co. Laois compiled by Caimin O'Brien (2007)

Dowling, A. (1981) Ancient Parish of Aghaboe now Clough-Ballacolla, Dowling, Laois, 11

Location of Published Local References: 

Laois County Library, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Record of Monuments & Places (RMP), Archive Unit, National Monuments Service, DoEHLG, 51 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

Data source: 

Graveyards of Laois surveyed in 2011 by Barker Archaeological Services on behalf of Laois County Council with the support of the Heritage Council, see for information