In 2016, Laois commemorated the centenary of the 1916 Rising, as part of the Ireland 2016 programme.
Full details of all the Laois projects and events that took place as part of this are at www.laois2016.ie.
Pictured at County Hall , Portlaoise for the Launch of the Laois 1916 Centenary Programme , were: seated( l. to r.) Catherine Casey ( Ireland 2016 C0-ordinator ) , Clr. Catherine Fitzgerald ( Cathaoirleach , Laois Co. Council ) and Jim Fleming ( Laois 1916 Commemoration Comm.) . Standing( l. to r.) Eamon Dunne ( Lord Edward’s Own Re- enactment Group ) , Michael Parsons ( Laois Heritage Society/ Heritage Council ) , Anne Goodwin ( Laois Partnership ) , Clr. Padraig Fleming , Bernie Foran ( County Librarian ) , Clr. John Joe Fennelly , Anna Marie Delaney ( Chair of Laois Commemoration Comm. ) , Medbh Killeiea ( Ireland 2016 Project Team ) , John Mulholland ( Chief Executive , Laois Co. Council ) and Clr. James Kelly . Photo: Michael Scully
The Ireland 2016 Programme nationally is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Department of Environment Community and Local Government and IPB Insurance.
Further information is available from Catherine Casey, Ireland 2016 Co-ordinator for Laois, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co Laois, phone 057-866 4129, email firstname.lastname@example.org.