Exploring Laois

Click here to explore Laois using our new Laois Heritage Trails App, supported by Fáilte Ireland and Ireland’s Ancient East.

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A wide range of events are held each year, with the aim of raising awareness of the wonderful built, natural and cultural heritage of Laois. As much as possible, we work in partnership with other groups locally (Laois Heritage Society, the Laois Branches of the Irish Wildlife Trust and BirdWatch Ireland, Abbeyleix Bog) and nationally (the Heritage Council). Events take place during Biodiversity Week, Heritage Week, Science Week and at other times throughout the year.

The Heritage Office also promotes participation in national programmes and events, such as the Heritage in Schools Scheme, run by the Heritage Council.

Enjoying a Heritage Week bug-hunt at Páirc an Phobail, Portlaoise

Enjoying a Heritage Week bug-hunt at Páirc an Phobail, Portlaoise

If you have any idea for an event during Heritage Week or at any other time, to celebrate the heritage of your local area, contact the Heritage Office for advice and assistance. We are available to help community groups and individuals with the planning and development of heritage projects of all types, including providing information on possible sources of funding for heritage projects, or conservation of historic buildings.

Laois Heritage Office is grateful for the support of the Heritage Council in all aspects of the work we do.

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