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Abbeylara ( ) is a village in the easternmost portion of County Longfordmarker, Irelandmarker, located about three kilometers east of Granardmarker on the R369 regional road. Its name is derived from a monastery, the great Abbey of Lerha, founded in 1205 by Hiberno-Norman magnate, Risteárd de Tiúit, for Cistercian monks. The monastery was dissolved in 1539, although its ruins are still apparent on approach to the village. An ancient earthenwork, the Duncla (Irish Dún-chlaí meaning "fortified ditch") or Black Pig's Dyke, which runs south-eastwards from Lough Gownamarker to Lough Kinale, goes through the larger parish of Abbeylara, and passes about one kilometre north of the village.

Because of its proximity to Lough Kinale and Lough Derragh, with a plentiful supply of trout, tench, bream and pike, Abbeylara attracts anglers and local angling clubs hold regular competitions.

On 20 April 2000, local man John Carthy was shot dead by the Gardaí (police) in a siege.

Abbeylara is home to the current UK handball open champion, Fintan "McLovin" Creamer (D.O.B. 24.03.1987) who won the 2009 title when the competition was held in London on September 4th - 7th 2009.

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