Welcome to Abbeyview House B&B

We are based on the outskirts of award winning village of Abbeyshrule, and a short drive to Ballymahon Town. Abbeyview House is a period property and steeped in local history. It was built in the mid 1800s by by George Eldon Coates, a local mill owner,  and was later used as a Garda Barracks from 1922 to 1969, but is now a family home on a small working farm of cattle ,sheep, horses and hens . It has been restored to a high level of comfort and contains all modern conveniences but has retained its many original features.   Abbeyview House is situated just a 2minutes walk from the Royal Canal Greenway, a walkers dream but also a paradise for those cycling or looking to pursue water based activities such as canoeing or fishing. The  River Inny flows at the bottom of the lands of the property and there are slip ways extremely close by for both the Royal Canal Greenway and the River Inny. As Abbeyview House is located in almost the centre of Ireland and this is of huge benefit when visitors want to encapsulate the beauty of Co.Longford but also the surrounding counties of Westmeath, Cavan, Roscommon, Leitrim etc.  We are more than happy to help with any query and if we cannot help we will do our best to send you in the right direction.

Abbeyview House has partnered with Midland Cycle Hub and you can arrange to collect or drop off your hired bicycle from us , we also can prepare a light packed lunch for you to take on your trip. Coming In late 2021 Abbeyview House will be extending their accommodation to provide 2 self contained Shepherd huts with sleeping area, kitchenette and en suite, there will also be 1 wheelchair accessible Glamping Hut which also has its own wet room and kitchenette. All the Huts will have their own seating areas and BBQ. Again we will also be happy to bring you a cooked breakfast to your hut and supply you with a light lunch for your day. Please contact us directly for further information.


Rooms & Suites

We have three luxury bedrooms which include two family rooms and one double room, accommodating a total of nine adults. Our rooms are all designed with your comfort in mind. Each room is fully equipped with quality bed linen, towels, internet access and a television to enhance your experience at Abbeyview House.

A rich heritage in the heart of LONGFORD

History of the Abbeyshrule

The village takes its name from the Irish language word for a river or stream (sruth) and from the early medieval Cistercian abbey, the ruins of which still survive on the banks of the Inny. While the original medieval settlement built up around this religious site and the nearby fording point on the river, a number of archaeological finds (including of the Clonbrin Shield in 1906) indicate activity in the area from at least the Bronze Age.

The building of the Royal Canal in the early nineteenth century, which required the construction of the 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. Abbeyshrule subsequently won a Gold Medal Award at the European Entente Florale Competition.