Know your locality Laois


It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home.

Laois Heritage Office with the support of Creative Ireland is delighted to offer a FREE online course delivered by Irish Heritage School that will take you step-by-step through the available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of the geological, archaeological, and historical events that happened close to where you live. While the course will look at examples from throughout Ireland, it will focus on the geology, archaeology and history of your county. As such the course is aimed toward local people (who will be given preference for available course places) who are enthusiasts of natural and cultural heritage.

Catherine Casey, Heritage Officer with Laois County Council said “We are delighted to be working with the Irish Heritage School to bring this course to everyone with an interest in the Heritage of Laois. During recent lock-downs we have all become much more aware of the beauty and value of our own local place, and this course taps into that interest. We hope it will equip people with the tools they need to research their locality and look at their own patch with new eyes. We are really grateful  for the support of Creative Ireland in Laois, which allows us to bring this course to the public for free.”

The September course is now booked out and we are investigating the possibility of delivering a further course in early 2022.

The Know Your Locality Course is delivered by the Irish Heritage School in partnership the Heritage Office of Laois County Council supported by Creative Ireland Laois and the Creative Ireland Programme (2017-2022)