Laois Diaspora Business Network (LDBN)

    Laois County Council has launched an initiative aimed at identifying and engaging with the Laois diaspora. This initiative aims at building new connections and strengthening existing ones under the umbrella of the Laois Diaspora Business Network (LDB Network). The LDB network offers valued members of the Laois diaspora […]


Mountmellick Water Supply

Irish Water asks people in Mountmellick to conserve water due to unseasonably dry weather conditions   19 January 2017 – Irish Water is asking  people living in Mountmellick in County Laois  to conserve water usage for the foreseeable future due to the unseasonably dry weather conditions over recent weeks.   […]


Christmas Tree Recycling

    Real Christmas trees can be recycled, free of charge, at Kyletalesha Landfill site up to and including the 31st January 2017. Please remove all lights and decorations beforehand.


Tourism Grants Scheme 2017

Laois County Council recognises the contribution that tourism makes to the lives of the people of the county and the economic benefits in terms of increased activity and visitor numbers.  In recognition of these benefits and the extent of the voluntary effort involved in their organisation of festivals and events, […]


Arts Awards and Opportunities

Laois County Council Arts Service invites applications for the following awards  and opportunities to individuals/groups and organisations.   Midland Artists/Musicians/Writers/Filmmakers/Theatre Makers/Dancers The Midland Arts Offices of Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford in partnership with the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris offer a month long residency to a Midland professional artist to take […]


Launch of the book “The Quiet County” by Mike Rafter

At a large gathering on Tuesday evening 13th December at Heritage House Abbeyleix, tragic events from the battle for the town during the Civil War were recalled by Comdt. Stephen Mac Eoin of Military Archives when Laois Heritage Office & the Laois 1916 centenary commemoration committee proudly launched a newly […]


National Enterprise Town Competition 2016

County Laois was one of four counties invited to take part in a pilot competition to find the most enterprising town in the Country. The aim of the Competition was to promote enterprise by bringing business and community groups together to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their town. Five […]


Christmas opening hours at the Laois Dog Pound

Dog Pound/Shelter opening hours are between 10.00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. & closed Wednesday, Sunday & Public Holidays.   Date(s)   Saturday, 24th December, 2016 – Wednesday 28th December 2016 incl. Closed Thursday 29th December 2016 – Friday 30th January 2016 Open Monday 2nd January, 2017 Closed