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Bike Week 2022 – 14th to 22nd May

  Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday 14th May to Sunday 22nd May ‘Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday 14th May to Sunday 22nd May. Cycling is one […]


With swift boxes at the new library in Portlaoise. From left: Laois County Librarian Bernie Foran; Gerry Browne, Portlaoise Tidy Towns; Ricky Whelan, BirdWatch Ireland; Catherine Casey, Laois Heritage Officer and Wes Wilkinson, Senior Executive Engineer, Portlaoise Municipal District Roads Office. Picture: Alf Harvey

Biodiversity Week in Laois 2022

Biodiversity Week will be celebrated across Ireland from May 16th to 22nd and a range of events and resources are available for anyone in Laois with an interest in learning about the natural world.   Catherine Casey, Heritage Officer with Laois County Council said “National Biodiversity Week is all about […]


Children’s art competition launched for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

A new competition especially for children has been launched as part of this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of creativity for children and young people. Children and young people are invited to create a piece of art inspired by your SENSE OF PLACE and let your imagination soar […]


Great line up for Festival of Flight

The Festival of Flight is shaping up to be a major event in Laois, with plans for arts and science workshops, talks, music and historic plane fly-overs. The event which takes place in Portlaoise from the 7th to the 10th of April, will celebrate the rich history of flight in […]


Our Wetlands Heritage event

Everyone with an interest in wetlands and wildlife is welcome to this evening event in Mountrath on March 10th to celebrate the wetlands of Laois, discuss the ongoing survey, share information on the wetlands of the county and people who look after them. Speakers Patrick Crushell Wetland Surveys Ireland , […]


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