The Laois Heritage Officer is responsible for conservation, promoting awareness and collecting data on the built, natural and cultural heritage of Laois. The guiding strategy for the work of the Heritage Office is the Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy 2021 – 2026.
Heritage Projects 2022
Details of all 2022 projects here. All plans for the year are detailed in our Annual Action Plan 2022 (Download pdf).
Heritage Projects 2021
Details of 2021 projects under the Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy here.
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.
- Climate Change and Heritage
- Conservation projects
- Conservation and Pollination
- Donaghmore Workhouse
- Fitzmaurice Place and Fort Protector
- Killabban Medieval Church
- Kilmanman Medieval Church
- Kilteale Medieval Church
- Old St Peter’s Church and Graveyard, Portlaoise
- Timahoe Monastic Site
- Robert Hartpole Effigy
- Cultural Heritage
- Exploring Laois
- Funding for Heritage Projects
- Geological Sites of Laois
- “Geology of Laois and Offaly” by John Feehan
- History of Laois
- Laois Heritage Plans
- News and Events
So what does a Heritage Officer do anyway?
Click here to download information on the Heritage Officers of Ireland.
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