Now ruined, the 12th century Cistercian abbey was built on an earlier 9th century monastic site. It was suppressed during Elizabethan times. The ruins today are only a small part of what once was there but you will still see a fine pointed doorway. Abbeyshrule village is a Tidy Town award winner and the nearby Royal Canal and the Inny river are great for fishing, boating and exploring.​