Heritage of County Laois


‌Laois Heritage Office aims to bring Heritage to the heart of life in Laois.

Dr Karen Dempsey of the Lea Castle Conservation Group leads a tour of Lea Castle during Heritage Week. Picture: Alf Harvey Karen Dempsey leads a tour of Lea Castle during Heritage Week.
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We aim to promote pride in the heritage of Laois, and to increase awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of all aspects of the County’s heritage.

This is achieved through the Laois Heritage Plan, and includes:

  • Carrying out surveys, research and conservation projects under the Laois Heritage Plan;
  • Helping communities and individuals to plan and carry out heritage projects based around their own local areas;
  • Raising awareness of the heritage of the County, through

Heritage Officer Programme in Ireland Booklet Cover

Click here to download an introduction to the Heritage Officer Programme in Ireland (2015)