Heritage Plan 2007 – 2013

Laois Heritage Plan 2007-2013 Projects


This section details projects undertaken as part of the Laois Heritage Plan 2007 – 2011, which was extended to cover 2012 and 2013.

Download the plan here: Laois Heritage Plan 2007 – 2011 FINAL

Laois Heritage Plan 2007 - 2011

Laois Heritage Plan projects 2013

Laois Heritage Plan projects 2012

  • Development of booklet and website on the Gardens of Laois
  • Publication of John Feehan’s book “The Geology of Laois and Offaly
  • Heritage Awareness Events – Heritage Week, Celebrating Laois Heritage, Schools Heritage Project (Laois Heritage Society)

Laois Heritage Plan projects 2011

  • Booklet on the Garden Heritage of Laois
  • Heritage Awareness Events – Heritage Week, Biodiversity Week, Conference on Protected Structures
  • Abbeyleix Sustainable Communities Plan

Laois Heritage Plan projects 2010

  • Laois Habitat Survey Phase VI
  • Book on Thatched buildings of Laois
  • Heritage Awareness Events – Heritage Week, Biodiversity Week and Celebrating Laois Heritage


Laois Heritage Plan projects 2009

  • Laois Habitat Survey Phase V
  • “Go Wild at School” Book for teachers
  • Heritage Week, Biodiversity Week and Course for Primary School teachers

Laois Heritage Plan Projects 2008

  • Survey of Portlaoise Architectural Heritage
  • Laois Habitats Survey Phase IV
  • Audit of Graveyards in the County
  • Survey of Bats in Laois County Council Properties
  • Discovering Laois Wildlife Workshops and Fieldtrips
  • Heritage Events for Dawn Chorus Day, Biodiversity Week and Heritage Week
  • Training course in environmental and heritage issues for Teachers
  • Publication of the first in the “Laois Heritage Series” – a book on Mountmellick Canal


Laois Heritage Plan projects 2007

  • Survey of built heritage, birds and bats of Laois Bridges
  • Survey of thatched buildings in Laois
  • Laois Habitat Survey Phase III
  • Photography Competition on the theme of “Everyday Architecture”
  • Develop and implement a Biodiversity training programme for Laois County Council Staff and Elected Members
  • Series of “Exploring Wildlife” seminars and fieldtrips for individuals, farmers and community groups
  • Organise family “Discovering Laois Heritage” events and publicise Laois Heritage Week 2007
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