Abbeyshrule

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Abbeyshrule

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Abbeyshrule 53.582901, -7.657084

 

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.

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.