Conservation Plan for Fort Protector Launched

A major new plan to guide the conservation and presentation of the 16th Century Fort Protector at the heart of Portlaoise has been launched. The plan, which was created in a partnership between Laois Heritage Society and Laois County Council, with the support of the Heritage Council, builds upon several […]

Parks Tennis 2022

The Sport & Leisure Section is delighted to welcome back Parks Tennis to Laois in 2022. Laois County Council in association with our Community Partners are providing children with the opportunity to play tennis in three locations around Laois during the last two weeks of July and first week in […]

New Mural on the Old County Hotel

There has been a lot intrigue over the last few weeks as renowned mural artist, Ciarán Dunlevy has been working on a large artwork that spans the 3 floors of the old County Hotel, Portlaoise. Locals have been enjoying watching the beautiful piece come together and speculating on what is […]

Take part in Heritage Week 2022

National Heritage Week 2022 takes place on 13 – 21 August 2022 and everyone in Laois is being encouraged to take part.   Organise A Heritage Week Event! The National Heritage Week website is now open to register your projector event for this year. Go to and follow the steps to […]


Salutem Insights Limited, who are supported by Local Enterprise Office Laois , were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards. The awards, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin, are in their 23rd year and run annually by the Local Enterprise Offices. Laois Finalist, Salutem Insights Limited took home […]

Irish Farm Plastics Collection Dates

The IFFPG will be running Bring-Centres for farm plastics as follows:   Stradbally, Town & Country – 8th July Mountmellick Glanbia – 12th July Ballinakill Mart – 14th July Donaghmore Glanbia – 18th/19th July Mountrath Mart – 21st July Clonaslee, Corbett Old Quarry, Castlecuffe – 23rd July full details can […]

2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Laois County Council announce details of the 2022 Town & Village Renewal Scheme. The Town & Village Renewal Scheme, funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, is part of a package of national and local support measures to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland.  Following the launch […]


  Laois County Council launch Free Public WIFI in Portlaoise Town on Monday 30th May 2022 @ 10am in advance of the Laois County Council Monthly meeting. The Cathaoirleach, Cllr Conor Bergin welcomed Councillors and invited guests on the Plaza of Laois County Council to formally switch on free public […]

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