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. Follow the links below for details of recent projects and initiatives.

For details of heritage events and projects in Laois, check out the Laois Heritage Facebook page

Photo: 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.

This is achieved through the Laois Heritage Plan, and includes:

  • Undertaking surveys, research and conservation projects under the Laois Heritage Plan;
  • Carrying out practical conservation projects at sites including
  • Helping communities and individuals to plan and carry out heritage projects based around their own local areas;
  • Raising awareness of the heritage of the County, through

Dr Karen Dempsey of the Lea Castle Conservation Group leads a tour of Lea Castle during Heritage Week. Picture: Alf Harvey

Karen Dempsey leads a tour of Lea Castle during Heritage Week. 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