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“Protectour” by Artist James Hayes

 ‘Protectour’ by artist James Hayes ‘Protectour’ is a large permanent artwork marking the gateway to Portlaoise town by Wicklow artist James Hayes. The artwork references the ‘footprint’ of the historic…

Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund

The Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund, to be delivered by local authorities, will provide new choices for people to live in towns and villages in Ireland, initially through the provision of…

Local Property Tax

The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of…

Be Summer Ready

This campaign is part of the Government of Ireland initiative to provide information to the general public on issues which may affect them during the summer months in Ireland. The…

Parks Tennis 2022

The Sport & Leisure Section is delighted to welcome back Parks Tennis to Laois in 2022. Laois County Council in association with our Community Partners are providing children with the…

Parks Tennis 2022

The Sport & Leisure Section is delighted to welcome back Parks Tennis to Laois in 2022. Laois County Council in association with our Community Partners are providing children with the…

Green Dog Walker Campaign

The Green Dog Walker Programme is a non-confrontational friendly way to change attitudes about dog-fouling. What’s the Green Hi Vis Vest for ? If you see someone wearing the Green…

Parks Tennis 2022

The Sport & Leisure Section is delighted to welcome back Parks Tennis to Laois in 2022. Laois County Council in association with our Community Partners are providing children with the…

Take part in Heritage Week 2022

There is a huge range of events registered for National Heritage Week 2022 (13 – 21 August 2022),  and everyone in Laois is being encouraged to take part.   Laois…

Construct / Deconstruct

Laois Arthouse Stradbally annual adult summer arts programme this year features a series of workshops titled Construct/Deconstruct by renowned artist Tom McLean in the beautiful surroundings of the Malthouse, Stradbally,…

NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

Laois County Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from businesses located in Laois who are interested in being represented in the “Laois County Council” marquee at the National Ploughing…

A Search for Local Memories

The Heritage offices of Laois, Carlow and Kildare County Councils, working with video makers Bailey and Blake, are looking for the memories from local families about the famous Gordon Bennett…

Biodiversity Week in Laois 2022

Biodiversity Week will be celebrated across Ireland from May 16th to 22nd and a range of events and resources are available for anyone in Laois with an interest in learning…

New Home Stories Podcast Launched

The Laois Culture & Creativity team is delighted to announce the launch of writer and broadcaster Manchán Magan’s new podcast series “Home Stories” with insights into the homelands & cultures of Direct…

Portarlington Facade Enhancement Scheme

In accordance with the “Portarlington Regeneration Strategy 2030, Laois County Council is seeking to improve the streetscape and public realm of Portarlington Town. This scheme will assist owners of commercial…

Ukraine Support Information

Laois County Council has established a Ukrainian Response Inter Agency Working Group in order to bring local agencies together to ascertain the combined organisational capacity and to assist each other…

Household Waste Obligations

  A representative of Laois County Council may have called to your home or you may have received a letter from us requesting proof of your household waste disposal. Households…

Clean up Laois Week 2022

Clean up Laois Week will take place from the 18th to 22nd April 2022 full details and registration form can be found here:  Clean Up Laois Week 2022

Mindfulness and Poetry

Laois Libraries are delighted to host an evening of mindfulness and poetry with Orlaith O’Sullivan on Wednesday 23rd March at 7 p.m. over Zoom. Join us for an evening of…

Our Wetlands Heritage event

Everyone with an interest in wetlands and wildlife is welcome to this evening event in Mountrath on March 10th to celebrate the wetlands of Laois, discuss the ongoing survey, share…

Equipment Grant Scheme

The Equipment Grant Scheme is for creative and cultural individuals and/or groups living and operating in Laois. The grant can be used only for the purchase of equipment that contributes…

‘Made in Laois’ Grant Scheme

The ‘Made in Laois’ Grant Scheme aims to bring together a creative practitioner / organisation and collaborate with a local community / communities of place and interest. The grant scheme…

Till Something Moves – Laois Arthouse

Laois Arts Office are proud to present this roundtable discussion to coincide with the Laois Arthouse 10th Anniversary exhibition, with over 60 artists, celebrating 10 years of artist hosting, residencies…

Laois Short Film Bursary Award 2022

This Award 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…