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Offer A Home Campaign

Laois County Council is seeking unoccupied properties in County Laois to provide temporary accommodation to those fleeing war in Ukraine, who need a safe and secure place to stay for…

Offer a Home campaign

Laois County Council is seeking unoccupied properties in County Laois to provide temporary accommodation to those fleeing war in Ukraine, who need a safe and secure place to stay for…

Laois Age Friendly & HSE event

Laois Age Friendly are holding a social event in the Parish Centre , Portlaoise on Tuesday the 6th of December.The HSE will be joining us  as they are designing a…

The Gordon Bennett Race, 1903

For one day in 1903, a sporting event took place in Ireland which not only profoundly altered the future of that sport worldwide, but also had a lasting impact on…

Recruitment – Current Vacancies

Laois County Council wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to form panels, which are being established to fill vacancies as they arise, for the following positions: Driver B…

Laois Moving Forward

This Laois County Council promotional booklet gives you an insight into the work carried out by Laois County Council. This booklet shows the many different services and projects that Laois County…

Rathdowney Town Centre Masterplan

KPMG Future Analytics will be hosting two drop in community clinics as part of the ongoing consultation for the ‘Rathdowney Town Centre First Plan’. Members of the community can stop…

Illegal Waste Collectors

If you are having works carried out at your property or rubbish taken away, please ensure that you are using a registered collector and that they have a valid permit….

Celebrate Laois Food & Drink

Laois Taste is hosting an event in the Pantry Café and Walled Garden on Sunday 6th November to celebrate Laois Food & Drink. This is a fantastic opportunity for you…

Recycle for Free, with WEEE Ireland!

Did you know that all waste household electronic, lighting items as well as batteries are free to recycle? When you recycle e-waste, you’re not just preventing it going to landfill….

Residential Zoned Land Tax

The Government’s Housing For All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland proposed a new tax to activate vacant land for residential purposes as a part of the Pathway to…

Active Parks- November 2022

Keep Active this Autumn with Active Parks! Laois County Council is coordinating the continuation of the Active Parks Programme for 2022 in partnership with local exercise instructors to provide a…

Laois Short Film Bursary 2023

This Bursary aims to foster talent, creativity and activity in filmmaking in County Laois. We are looking for original, entertaining stories by talented filmmakers who, if selected, must set and…

Together we can STOP Fire

Fire safety information available here Free downloadable fire safety in the home booklet with fire safety checklist availble from this link Free downloadable fire safety in the home leaflets (available…

Comhairle na n-ÓG

Members of Laois Comhairle na nÓg and Steering Committee  at their Steering Committee meeting in the Youth Café, Portlaoise held on 5th October 2022.

Water Safety Classes beginning October 2022

Water Safety Classes – Autumn 2022 Want to try Water Safety Classes and progress toward your Lifeguarding Qualifications? Courses commencing at Laois Leisure Portlaoise (formerly Portlaoise Leisure Centre) as follows:…

Food Waste

Today is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. Reducing your food waste is one of the most effective actions you can take to help fight climate change….

Water Safety Classes beginning October 2022

Water Safety Classes – Autumn 2022 Want to try Water Safety Classes and progress toward your Lifeguarding Qualifications? Courses commencing at Laois Leisure Portlaoise (formerly Portlaoise Leisure Centre) as follows:…

Water Safety Classes Autumn 2022

Water Safety Classes – Autumn 2022 Want to try Water Safety Classes and progress toward your Lifeguarding Qualifications? Courses commencing at Laois Leisure Portlaoise (formerly Portlaoise Leisure Centre) as follows:…

Funding for Biodiversity projects in Laois

Over €63,000 funding for biodiversity projects in Laois has been announced by Minister Malcolm Noonan through the Local Biodiversity Action Fund. The Laois Wetland Survey continues this year, with field…

Positive Aging Week 2022

Age Friendly Laois  launches “Reframing Aging” Campaign Positive Ageing Week 2022 (PAW) runs from 25th September to the 1st October, 2022 and celebrates ageing and the contribution and agency of…

Laois Connects 2022 Launch

This year, the Laois Connects Programme, co-ordinated by Laois County Council will take place from the 1st October to the 31st of October 2022. Events are spread throughout the county…

Swifts fly high in Mountmellick

Launch of mural in Mountmellick celebrating Swifts for Laois Culture Night For Culture Night Laois on Friday, September 23rd, Creative Ireland Laois, Laois County Council Heritage Office and BirdWatch Ireland…

Culture Night Live sketching

LIVE Sketching with Fadó Faces exhibition artist Allen Scully Dunamaise Arts Centre – Gallery Fri September 23, 6-7.30pm This ninety minutes workshop is for artists/creatives of all ages and levels of…

Water Safety Classes – Autumn 2022

Water Safety Classes – Autumn 2022 Want to try Water Safety Classes and progress toward your Lifeguarding Qualifications? Courses commencing at Laois Leisure Portlaoise (formerly Portlaoise Leisure Centre) as follows:…

Water Safety Classes – Autumn 2022

Water Safety Classes – Autumn 2022 Want to try Water Safety Classes and progress toward your Lifeguarding Qualifications? Courses commencing at Laois Leisure Portlaoise (formerly Portlaoise Leisure Centre) as follows:…

Get Active this Autumn with Active Parks!

Laois County Council is coordinating the continuation of the Active Parks Programme for 2022 in partnership with local exercise instructors to provide a varied programme of fun outdoor physical activity…

Active Parks Autumn 2022

Get Active this Autumn with Active Parks! Laois County Council is coordinating the continuation of the Active Parks Programme for 2022 in partnership with local exercise instructors to provide a…

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