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The Abbey Leix Carpet Works - Re-live the story of Ireland's unique and world famous carpet factory at the Abbeyleix Heritage Centre where you can experience the authentic recreation of the factory's interior in the early 1900's. Ballaghmore Castle - Built in 1480 by the Gaelic Chieftain, MacGiollaphadraig, the castle was partially destroyed by the forces of Oliver Cromwell, during the times of the famous Laois-Offaly Plantations in 1647. Gash Gardens - Located at Gash, Castletown, Portlaoise, this four acre garden provides a decorative home for many interesting and unusual plants. It incorporates a large rock garden with rare alpines, a heath garden, splendidly colourful herbaceous borders, rhododendrons and a collection of choice trees and shrubs Donaghmore Museum - Located close to Portlaoise, Donaghmore museum is housed in a restored Workhouse originally built in the early 1850s.