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Rock of Dunamase

Stunning views of the surrounding countryside make the towering Rock of Dunamase a strategic place to build a fortress. Through the centuries, warriors have fought to control this limestone outcrop, known as a “hum”.

The first known settlement on the … Read the rest

Rock of Dunamase

The Walls Project comes to Portlaoise

Work has started on this initiative and should be completed this week. As part of the Creative Ireland Laois programme, this project was developed in partnership with the Arts Office, Heritage Office and students at Coláiste Dhún Masc to design … Read the rest

Heritage Week is almost here!

The theme for Heritage Week this year is “Sharing Stories” and with over 70 events registered for Laois so far, this year promises to be one of the best yet. The full guide to all the fun, family events happening … Read the rest

Creative Ireland Laois Programme 2019

Invitation to Tender for Laois Creative Ireland Programme 2019

Laois County Council invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to project manage the 2019 Creative Ireland Programme.

The Creative Ireland Programme is a five year all-of-Government initiative to place … Read the rest

Heritage Publications

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 … Read the rest

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Laois Heritage Trail

Laois Heritage Trails App

As part of the Ireland’s Ancient East programme and with grant aid from Failte Ireland, we have released a free Laois Heritage Trails smartphone app, with photos, maps and multilingual audioguides to the Laois Heritage Trail … Read the rest

Laois Heritage Plan 2014-2019

Implementation of the Laois Heritage Plan 2014 – 2019 in ongoing. This page will contain updates and summary reports on the projects undertaken. Copies of the Heritage Plan 2014-2019 can be downloaded below or hard copies ordered.


Projects currently … Read the rest

Heritage Plan 2007 – 2013

Laois Heritage Plan 2007-2013 Projects

Each year, a number of projects from the Heritage Plan are undertaken by the Laois Heritage Forum, with the support of the Heritage Council and Laois County Council.   For information on any of these projects, … Read the rest

Laois Garden Trail


Architecture is the design of buildings and other structures. In the broadest sense, this includes the whole of our built environment, from urban design, landscape architecture and building design down to architectural features such as doorways and street furniture.

The … Read the rest