A range of publications on the built, natural and cultural heritage of County Laois are available. Click on any of the titles below to download as pdf.
We are still working on uploading archive files and reports to this page – please bear with us! If there is a report you want that’s not listed here, please email the Heritage Office.
Laois Heritage Plan
Books and Leaflets on Laois Heritage
Laois Heritage Office Research and Reports
Please Note: these reports have been compressed for the web. High resolution versions of the reports and individual site reports are available on the website of the Geological Survey of Ireland, who were partners in the project.
For Schools and Children
Some Books published on the Heritage Of Laois
Geology of Laois and Offaly, by John Feehan, Offaly County Council, 2013. Available from local bookshops or from Offaly History.
Folklore of Laois by Nuala Hayes, the History Press Ireland, 2015. Available in bookshops or from the History Press Ireland.
Laois, An Environmental History, by John Feehan, Ballykilcavan Press, 1983 (out of print)
The Quiet County by Mike Rafter, 2nd edition 2016. Available from local bookshops.
Laois History and Society by Padraig G Lane & WIlliam Nolan. Geography Publications, 1999
The Landscape of Slieve Bloom by John Feehan (1979, reprinted 2010). Available locally or from Offaly History.