Great season of talks from Laois Heritage Society

Laois Heritage Society’s annual programme of talks for 2018 has been launched, and contains a great range of talks on topics of local and national heritage interest. From political history to analysis of sites like Timahoe Round Tower and Stradbally Hall, to photos of old Portlaoise, there really is something for everyone.

Teddy Fennelly and Michael Parsons of Laois Heritage Society, with Mary Lalor, long-time volunteer with the society

Many of the talks will be held in Portlaoise (the Midlands Park Hotel) but several will be held in locations such as Abbeyleix and Timahoe.

The programme for this year also features a talk by Teddy Fennelly on the great aviator Col James Fitzmaurice, who navigated the first East West transatlantic flight in 1928 – the 90th anniversary of that event takes place this year.

If you would like to join the Society (Annual membership fees: €20.00 Individual and €30.00 Family) or have any query about the Society, please contact them at: or via Facebook at


   2018 LHS Talks brochure



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