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Gardening for Biodiversity

The Local Authority Heritage Officer Network has launched a campaign to get people connected with nature, as part of the Government’s “Keep Well” Campaign. A free booklet “Gardening for Biodiversity” has been produced and is available from the Laois Heritage Officer. Get your free copy by emailing heritage@laoiscoco.ie and also […]


Abbeyleix Climate Action Walk

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Check out the new Abbeyleix Climate Action Walk, the story map below shows where the walk points are and the video clips at each site. The Abbeyleix Climate Action Walk Project was created in 2021 with thanks to Healthy Ireland, an initiative of […]


Abbeyleix Climate Action Walk

Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday Weekend?  Check out the new Abbeyleix Climate Action Walk, the story map below shows where the walk points are and the video clips at each site. The Abbeyleix Climate Action Walk Project was created in 2021 with thanks to Healthy Ireland, an […]


Conservation and Pollination

€748,000 Just Transition Funding for conservation of medieval churches and pollinators.   A major new project linking conservation of medieval heritage and biodiversity has been launched by Laois and Offaly County Councils. The three year project has been awarded €748,000 under the Governments Just Transition Fund which aims to support […]


Ricky Whelan on Bull Island Dublin. Photograph by Eric Luke copyright. From the Book IRISH WORKING LIVES by Marie Louise O'Donnell and Eric Luke . Published by Veritas (2019) All Photographs Copyright

New “In your Nature” Podcast Launched

A new podcast “In your Nature” has been launched by BirdWatch Ireland in partnership with Laois and Offaly County Councils.  As part of the Healthy Ireland “Keep Well” campaign, the Heritage Office of Laois County Council is running a series of events to people to get connected with nature. The […]


Nature is Good for You!

National Campaign launched to get people connected with nature  The Local Authority Heritage Officer Network has launched a campaign to get people connected with nature, as part of the Government’s “Keep Well” Campaign. A free booklet “Gardening for Biodiversity” has been produced and is available from all Local Authority Heritage […]


New video series on Gardening for Biodiversity launched

A new series of videos on Gardening for Biodiversity has been launched by Laois Heritage Office. Based on the popular book Gardening for Biodiversity published by Laois County Council earlier this year, the series aims to give practical tips and guidelines to anyone who is interested in helping wildlife in […]


Garden Biodiversity colouring book published

A new colouring book for children has been published, based on the “Gardening for Biodiversity” booklet by Juanita Brown also released by Laois Heritage Office this week. The book, featuring beautiful illustrations of garden wildlife by artist Barry Reynolds, will be fun for any youngsters  interested in finding out more […]


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Create a Haven for Wildlife

New guide shows how to look after wildlife in your garden A new booklet to assist everyone to help wildlife in their gardens, no matter how big or small, has been launched. The brainchild of Juanita Browne, the booklet was produced by Laois County Council with the assistance of Local […]


Local Authority Heritage Officers team up with BirdWatch Ireland to Save Swifts.

A new book to help communities save their swifts has been launched by BirdWatch Ireland and local authority Heritage Officers nationwide. Swifts are an iconic summer visitor to Ireland, arriving in early May following a long migration from southern Africa. Slightly larger than a swallow they are a ‘site faithful’ […]

Anna and Sarah Rothwell, Birr pictured at the launch of the new book “Saving Swifts” at Abbeyleix Library. The book is a joint publication of BirdWatch Ireland and the Local Authority Heritage Officer Network”. Picture: Alf Harvey, no reproduction fee supplied from Laois Heritage Office.

Abbeyleix included in spring workshop schedule of National Biodiversity Data Centre

2018 sees the continuation of the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s annual workshop programme, which has trained over 2,400 participants to date. This year the programme will be released in three phases: Spring, Summer and Winter with the current Spring workshop programme consisting of six workshops. One workshop which will be […]


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