​​Abbeyshrule is a picturesque and multi award winning village on the banks of The Royal Canal. There are several lovely walks in the area and a beautiful canal harbour offering a variety of opportunities to engage in water sporting activities.

Pallas, Abbeyshrule is noteworthy as the birthplace of poet, playwright and novelist Oliver Goldsmith. The village is located along the Goldsmith Trail and is one of the venues for the annual 'Goldsmith International Literary Festival'. ​