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Walking in Laois & Offaly

Laois Walking and Cycling Strategy – Public Consultation until January 24th 2014

Laois County Council along with Laois Partnership and Laois Sports Partnership are preparing a Laois Walking and Cycling Strategy. To help us prepare a Strategy, we are carrying out a public consultation process and are interested in hearing what you think about Walking and Cycling in Laois.

View our promotional leaflet: Walking and Cycling Consultation  further information. Have your say about walking and cycling in Laois!


Please email us with your views at or write to us at Walking and Cycling, Planning Department, Aras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, County Laois before January 24th, 2014.




Laois Walks Festival 2013 took place from the 1st to the 31st of July.
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Slieve Bloom Walks Brochure 2013

Offaly and Laois at the heart of Ireland welcomes all visitors to the enormous tracts of wilderness, expanses of bogland, esker hills, mountains and deep wooded valleys. This is a historic land with a rich tradition of myths, fables and legends which are still celebrated to this day. Situated in both Laois and Offaly the picturesque Slieve Bloom Mountains allow visitors to experience to explore the largest continuous area of upland blanket bog and forestry in Ireland. Mountain streams and waterfalls run into deep wooded valleys and friendly villages nestle at the foothills. Trees, shrubs, heather, bog mosses, bog cotton and other vegetation as well as wild forest animals and insects surround the mountains and offer a great experience to the leisurely stroller or energetic hiker. Choose from the variety of walks; eco trails, short and long loops, forest paths and the Slieve Bloom Way.

Our lively towns and villages offer friendly greetings, a fantastic range of accommodation from self catering, friendly B&B’s to modern and luxury hotels. Both Laois and Offaly are easily accessible by road, rail, river and canal so why not visit.

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