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PORTLAOISE PLANE MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN HOME

The plane last seen in public in Portlaoise over 100 years ago, when it was one of the first planes in Ireland to take to the skies, returned home to Portlaoise on Sunday. A huge gathering of well-wishers, heritage and aviation enthusiasts gathered in the spacious grounds of Laois Music […]


Heritage Week 2021

Open the door to Laois Heritage Heritage Week Event Guide for 2021 Launched Details of the events coming up in Laois for Heritage Week have been revealed, as the event guide for the week in Laois was launched. The theme for this year is “Open the Door the Heritage” and […]


Know your locality

Free online Know your Locality Course for Laois It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home. Laois Heritage Office with the support of Creative Ireland is delighted to offer a FREE online course delivered by Irish Heritage School that will […]


Laois Wetland Survey

The Heritage Office of Laois County Council with funding from the the National Biodiversity Action Plan, plans to undertake a survey of wetlands in Laois. T Wetlands includes rivers, lakes, bogs, fens, wet woodlands, wet grassland and a range of other wet habitat types. All are hugely important for Irish […]


Abbeyleix Climate Action Walk

Looking for a new walk 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Getting on with I.T.

A new initiative to help those that are struggling with technology – if you want to get more out of your smartphone or tablet this is the course for you.  While primarily targeted at those over 55 all adults are welcome.  This is an ideal course to do with a […]


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 […]


Laois Heritage Projects Awarded Funding under Community Heritage Grants

Five Laois heritage projects have been awarded funding totalling over €44,000 by the National Heritage Council under the Community Heritage Grants Scheme. Nationally, the scheme will see €1.2 million allocated to community groups and not-for-profit organisations. This follows on from an award of €374,599 made to community heritage projects in […]


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