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Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme 2021

In accordance with the Government’s five year strategy ” Our Rural Future” to revitalise rural Ireland, Laois County Council is seeking to improve the streetscape of the following 5 towns – Mountrath, Mountmellick, Rathdowney, Ballinakill and Ballylinan. The Business Support Unit are now accepting online applications only  for this scheme. […]

Laois TASTE Events Week 1

Today marks the 3rd of October which means Laois TASTE Month is about to begin. Here’s what you can expect during week 1 of Laois Taste Month! Location – Local Enterprise Office County, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois For those of you wishing to enhance your business and at […]

Food Futures 2030

Food Futures 2030 The Heritage Killenard, March 21st 2018   The first ever Food Futures 2030 event will take place in the Heritage Killenard on March 21st 2018.  The event is being run by Laois County Council in conjunction with Laois LEO and Laois Partnership, as part of the Connect 2 […]

Laois Commuter Survey 2018

Are you commuting outside Laois to work or do you know someone who is commuting? Laois County Council is inviting you to take a few minutes to complete our Laois Commuter Survey. The purpose of the survey is to help Laois County Council  gather useful information on the skills and educational  […]

Laois Commuter Survey 2018

Laois has one of the fastest growing population figures in the Country, results of the Census 2016 have confirmed. The population of County Laois is 84,697 according to the 2016 Census of Population, and this represents an increase of 5.1% percent since 2011. Census 2016 figures also reveal that while […]

Connect 2 Laois Food Trail

On Thursday November 16th a group of Food Producers and Food Service Providers that are part of the Connect 2 Laois for Food programme visited Ballykilcavan Brewing Company, The Merry Mill, Strabally Fayre and G’s Jams where great hospitality was experienced and plenty of knowledge and experiences was shared.

Connect 2 Laois Christmas Market Nov 30th 2017

Join us for a festive afternoon and evening at the Connect 2 Laois Christmas Market from 2pm to 10pm in Manor Stone on November 30th 2017 where we will showcase the products of local Laois Artisan Food Producers and other local businesses. Plenty of Christmas shopping can be done!

Connect 2 Laois for Food – recent updates

The first training and mentoring sessions have taken place in the Connect 2 Laois for Food programme . Colum O’Sullivan from Cully & Sully was a guest speaker at one of the training events. Visits to the recent National Ploughing Championship in Screegan, Co. Offaly saw many Laois food businesses flying the […]

Connect 2 Laois For Food

Connect 2 Laois for Food, a collaborative project between Laois County Council, the Local Enterprise Office and Laois Partnership, is a programme of market led innovation, best practice transfer and product and service development. It is aimed at supporting and nurturing start-up and established businesses in the County and will […]

Laois Business Awards 2017

A HUGE thanks to everyone who came along to the Laois Business Awards on Friday night at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel making our inaugural event a massive success! It was great to see so many thriving businesses and entrepreneurs coming together to celebrate their achievements and acknowledge the ‘Best of […]

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