Portlaoise


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 […]


Major event and exhibition celebrate Portlaoise’s Aviation History

A major new exhibition at the Dunamaise Arts Centre in October will salute Colonel James Fitzmaurice, the Irish airman affectionately known as ‘Fitz’, who flew into aviation history by co-piloting the first aeroplane to successfully cross the Atlantic in a westerly direction. The 90th anniversary of the momentous flight will […]


Planning notice for Fitzmaurice Place and Fort Protector Enhancements

Notice of Proposed Development by a Local Authority. Planning and Development Act 2000 (As Amended) and Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (As Amended) In accordance with Part XI, Section 179 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, and Part VIII, Article 80 & 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations […]


Draft Local Area Plans Published

Draft Local Area Plans have been prepared for Portlaoise, Mountmellick and Portarlington (with Offaly County Council). The Draft Plans are on Public Display between 21st March and 8th May 2018, and submissions are invited during this time.   The Portlaoise and Mountmellick Draft Local Area Plans can be viewed during […]


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