town civil parish electoral division
Mainistir Laoise
genitive: Mhainistir Laoise
(Irish)
Abbeyleix
(English)

Glossary

English monastery

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the abbey of Laois

    Is é an t-ainm Laidine a bhí ar an mhainistir Chistéirseach úd ná Lex Dei, ‘dlí Dé’.

Centrepoint

52.9023, -7.34846 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1297
abbey of Leis
CJR Imleabhar: 1, Leathanach: 179
1302-6
de Leys, Church of the new vill
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 250
1302-6
de Lege Dei, temporalities of the Abbot
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 252
1401
de Lege Dei
CPL Leathanach: 5, 451
1418
de Legedei
CPL Leathanach: 7, 101
1448
de Lege dei
CPL
1461
monastery of Leys
COD Imleabhar: iii, 209
1518-19
of the monasterii de Lege Dei
Kildare Rent. Leathanach: 260
1540
Lex
COD Imleabhar: iv, 246
1540
Leys
Ir. Mon. Poss. Leathanach: 135
1540
Monles
Ir. Mon. Poss. Leathanach: 136
1549
Abbey de Leyse
Carrigan MS
1549
Leyse
Carrigan MS
1549
Leyse
Carrigan MS
1549
the monastery of the B.V.M of Lexe
F Leathanach: 402
1552
Abbai of Leise
F Leathanach: 944
1552
Abbay of Leise
F Leathanach: 944
1552
the Abbai of Leise
F Leathanach: 944
1552
the Abbaye of Leise
F Leathanach: 954
1563
the abbey of Leixe, the site of
F Leathanach: 497
1563
Franamanagh
Fearann na Manach
Cotton Map
1563
Leix, the forts of L. and Ophallie
F Leathanach: 590
1564c
Abbay of leix
Survey
1565
Abbey of Leax
Cotton Map
1567
Leyse
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 1 Eliz.
1570c
The Abbaye of Lexe
Carew Mss. Leathanach: 635, 87
1590
a Mainistir .L.
"Mesi Risdeard Ua Conchubhair do sgribh a Mainistir .L."
RIA 3 C 19 Leathanach: 279v
1604
Leix, Clonkeyne, Ralise, Ramoyle & Cloghoge
CPR Leathanach: 53
1604
Leix, the late abbey of
CPR Leathanach: 53
1609
the abbey of Leix and Leawhill
Abbeyleix
Inq. Lag.
1631
Leix abbye
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 11 C I
1631
the abbye of Leix
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 11 C I
1632
Abbia de Lease
Inq. Lag.
1633
Leix abbye
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 15 C I
1633
abbia de Leix
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 15 C II
1655
Abbyleix
DS
1659
Abey Leix
Cen. Leathanach: 499
1660c
Abbyleix
BSD (La) Leathanach: 99
1685
Abbeyleix
Hib. Del.
1838
Abbeyleix
Bar. Cons.:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838
Abbeyleix
Bell, W.:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838
Abbeyleix
BS:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838
Abbeyleix
Butler, J.:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838
Abbeyleix
Cahill Co. Map:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838
Abbeyleix
Edge, J.:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838
Abbeyleix
HCSV:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838
[…] Leix abbye
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838
Abbeyleix (Town)
Rec. Name:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838
Abbeyleix
Swan, E. L.:AL Leathanach: La001,36
1838y
Mainister Laoighis, 'monastery of Leix'
OD:AL Leathanach: La001,36

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