Heritage of County Laois

The Laois Heritage Officer is responsible for conservation, promoting awareness and collecting data on the built, natural and cultural heritage of Laois. 

For up to the minute information on Laois heritage, check out Laois Heritage Office on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Preparing for the conservation work at Clopook graveyard, Co. Laois which will be carried out by Laois and Offaly County Councils as part of a Just Transition Funded project “Conservation and Pollination”. Committee members from left: Raymond Lacey, chairman; Cllr Padraig Fleming, Paddy Lacey, Patrick O’Neill, Mary McMahon, treasurer and Eilish O’Neill. Picture: Alf Harvey.

We aim to promote pride in the heritage of Laois, and to increase awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of all aspects of the County’s heritage. Click on the links below for details of plans, programmes and projects in support of this aim.


Committee members, from left: Teddy Fennelly, Sean Murray, Michael Parsons, chairman of The Heritage Council; Louise Cahill, Alan Phelan and Catherine Casey at the Portlaoise Plane official return on Sunday 12th September 2021.
Picture: Alf Harvey.


So what does a Heritage Officer do anyway?

Click here to download information on the Heritage Officers of Ireland.

Heritage Officer Programme in Ireland Booklet Cover