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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 about the natural world.   Catherine Casey, Heritage Officer with Laois County Council said “National Biodiversity Week is all about […]

With swift boxes at the new library in Portlaoise. From left: Laois County Librarian Bernie Foran; Gerry Browne, Portlaoise Tidy Towns; Ricky Whelan, BirdWatch Ireland; Catherine Casey, Laois Heritage Officer and Wes Wilkinson, Senior Executive Engineer, Portlaoise Municipal District Roads Office. Picture: Alf Harvey

Community Check in Cards

Registered members of the Public Participation Network will be delivering ‘Check-In’ cards to older and vulnerable persons in our communities, living alone or more isolated during this pandemic.  This neighbourly non-contact check in invites people to stay connected and reach out if they need support.  Contact the PPN at 057 […]


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 […]


If the Bedroom Walls Had Ears

If the Bedroom Walls had Ears is a 6 part Podcast series, produced by award-winning Broadcaster Ann Marie Kelly. In the six episodes she documents the hopes and dreams of young people, now confined to their bedrooms, hidden away, often behind a screen. What is revealed is a group of […]


Community Check in Cards

Registered members of the Public Participation Network will be delivering ‘Check-In’ cards to older and vulnerable persons in our communities, living alone or more isolated during this pandemic.  This neighbourly non-contact check in invites people to stay connected and reach out if they need support.  Contact the PPN at 057 […]


Help is At Hand

Looking after your physical and mental health is more important than ever now. Help is at Hand is equipping people with information on where to go if they need emotional and mental health support during COVID-19. Help is at Hand click here https://laois.ie/help-is-at-hand-6/  


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


Forever Young

Forever Young is a multi-phase art project with older people inspiring artists. Celebrate special memories in your life through sharing them.  Free specially designed creative writing packs available from Dunamaise Arts Centre throughout April. Ph: 057 8663355 or email info@dunamaise.ie https://www.dunamaise.ie/


In Your Nature Podcast Series

Getting out into nature is proven to improve your physical and mental health. The In Your Nature Podcast will bring you conversations about birds, wildlife and wild places. The podcast is presented by Ricky Whelan and Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland with regular expert guests.


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