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Aghaboe AbbeyPortlaoise Laois - Ireland East
St Canice founded Aghaboe Abbey 30 minutes southwest of Portaloise, County Laois in 576. After being burnt in 1116 and rebuilt in 1189, it served as an Augustinian priory. Later, in 1382, Finghin Fitzpatrick granted the buildings to the Dominicans, who remained in Aghaboe for 400 years despite their suppression in in the mid-16th century. The ruins that can be seen today are of an Anglican church dating from the 1700s. Parts of the Augustinian buildings were incorporated into the church.
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Address: Ballacolla, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Republic Of Ireland