Traffic and Parking


First Thirty Minutes Free Parking in Portlaoise

FIRST  30 minutes free parking only, which is applicable once in any one day.

If your visit is for longer than 30 minutes, you are required to purchase a parking disc for a maximum period of 2 hours.    All day parking is available in our Car Parks located at The Plaza, County Hall and Tower Hill.

Fines will be issued for illegal parking on footpaths, double yellow lines, in Disabled Bays (without a valid permit), in loading bays etc

Traffic and Parking around Laois

Currently we have Bye-Laws for Portlaoise, Mountmellick, Portarlington.   These Bye-Laws are implemented by Traffic Wardens employed by Laois County Council.

The maps below show details of parking in Portlaoise and Mountmellick, including Accessible Parking.

These are guidelines for Road Design,  Parking Standards, Visibility, Drainage and other standards.

The Laois Storm Water Management Policy elaborates on Council requirements relating to surface water drainage systems for developments seeking planning permission.

Casual Trading in Laois
There is casual trading in Portlaoise every Friday from 9.00 -3.00 in Market Square. Please note that Parking is not permitted in the area between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm on Fridays.  Penalties will be incurred for vehicles parked in this area during the time stated above. A map of   outlines the area involved.
Please contact the Roads Department if you are interested in being included in the Farmers Market.

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