Famous Names of Laois

Laois has many well-known sons and daughters, famous in the fields of aviation, medical science, engineering, literature, revolution, campaigning and more. This page is a work in progress, and lists (alphabetically by surname) just a small number of names, with links to further information – if you have more you would like to see added please contact us.

William Dargan

Lucy Franks

James Fintan Lalor

Col James Fitzmaurice

Arthur Jacob

Bartholomew Mosse

John Canon O’Hanlon

Owny O’Moore

Rory Óg O’Moore

Thomas Prior

Helen M Roe


John Holohan, Council member of the RDS with Laois Heritage officer Catherine Casey at the unveiling of a plaque for Thomas Prior in Rathdowney.
Picture: Alf Harvey



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