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Abbeyshrule

Abbeyshrule
Mainistir Shruthla
Town
The Royal Canal at Abbeyshrule
The Royal Canal at Abbeyshrule
Abbeyshrule is located in Ireland
Abbeyshrule
Location in Ireland
Coordinates:
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Longford
Elevation 82 m (269 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Urban 245
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N213572
Website .com.abbeyshrulewww

Abbeyshrule (Irish: Mainistir Shruthla, meaning "Monastery of the stream")[1] is a village in south-east County Longford, Ireland, on the River Inny and the Royal Canal.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable people 2
  • Amenities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The village takes its name from an early medieval Cistercian abbey, the ruins of which still survive on the banks of the Inny. The building of the Royal Canal in the early nineteenth century, which required the construction of the architecturally significant Whitworth aqueduct across the Inny, brought increasing trade to the village until the mid twentieth century.

Abbeyshrule won the 2012 National Tidy Towns Award with a total of 312 marks. The village also claimed the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Village 2012.[2] Abbeyshrule subsequently won a Gold Medal Award at the European Entente Florale Competition, for which achievement then Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan said the village should be immensely proud.

Notable people

Renowned novelist, playwright and poet Oliver Goldsmith is believed to have been born in 1728 at Pallas, very near to the village, where his father resided as a local curate.[3] The location is marked by a replica of the Goldsmith statue found at the entrance to Trinity College, Dublin.

Amenities

As a village geographically well situated in the Irish midlands between major urban centres such as Athlone, Longford and Mullingar, Abbeyshrule has grown popular for midland business affairs.

The Abbeyshrule Aerodrome is located just outside the village, permitting swift business access to Paris Beauvais, while the Royal Canal has been successfully reopened to extensive tourist marine traffic in recent years.

See also

References

  1. ^ Logainm.ie
  2. ^ Hogan, Treacy (2012-09-10). "Co Longford’s Abbeyshrule claims Tidy Town award for 2012". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  3. ^  

External links

  • Abbeyshrule village website


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