Laois County Council Offices are closed to members of the public in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. Access is strictly by appointment only.
The Council phone line 057 866 4000 is open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), between the hours of 9am to 5pm, for the Laois County Council Community Response Support Helpline to facilitate the most appropriate community response to the needs of vulnerable people living in the community where their usual sources of support have become unavailable due to COVID19 and to deal with normal Council queries.
Click HERE to visit our Community Response Support page and to find out more about the Vaccine Rollout Programme
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. […]
Don’t miss this very special Christmas message from Cathaoireach Catherine Fitzgerald, Santa & Mrs. Claus to all the boys & girls in Laois!
Did you know that every €10 spent locally generates €24 in benefit to the local community. Now more than ever local businesses need our support. Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald encourages us all to support our local towns and villages by shopping local
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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!
Congratulations to An Sean Teach and Aghaboe Farm Foods for their wonderful successes at the 2017 Blas na hEireann Awards in Dingle.
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 […]
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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 […]