Heritage Plan 2007 – 2013

Laois Heritage Plan 2007-2013 Projects

Each year, a number of projects from the Heritage Plan are undertaken by the Laois Heritage Forum, with the support of the Heritage Council and Laois County Council.   For information on any of these projects, click on the links below for project reports, or contact Laois Heritage Office.

The current Heritage Plan for County Laois runs from 2014 – 2019. This section details projects undertaken as part of the Laois Heritage Plan 2007 – 2011, which was extended to cover 2012 and 2013.

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