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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

Heritage Week Event Guide Launched

A guide to all the free, fun, family events taking place in Laois for Heritage Week has been launched. The week, which takes place from August 17th – 25th, aims to celebrate all the best of the built, natural and … Read the rest

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

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

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 is complete. Work on preparing a new Heritage Plan to cover the period 2020 to 2025 is underway.

Below are details and summary reports of the projects undertaken withe Heritage Council … 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


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

Laois Garden Trail

Laois on the Web

As more and more information is available on the internet, Laois is making its presence felt! Below is just a selection of the great resources available to anyone with an interest in the built, natural or cultural heritage of the … Read the rest

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