Green Dog Walker Campaign

The Green Dog Walker Programme is a non-confrontational friendly way to change attitudes about dog-fouling. What’s the Green Hi Vis Vest for ? If you see someone wearing the Green Dog Walkers Vest, it means they have “taken the pledge” to: Always clean up after their dog. Carry extra dog […]

Draft Laois County Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan

Draft Laois County Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan   In accordance with Section 36 of An Garda Siochána Act 2005 and associated Guidelines (amended August 2014), Laois County Council proposes to make the Draft Laois County Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan available for public consultation.   A copy of the […]

National Heritage Week Launched

Organisers from Laois asked to consider sustainable heritage and biodiversity when planning in-person events and digital projects for National Heritage Week 2022   Details of in-person events and digital projects are now being accepted from individuals, community groups and organisations across Ireland   The Heritage Council has called on heritage […]

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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 […]

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