Portlaoise


Heritage and Biodiversity Actions for Climate – A new webinar series

The Local Authority Heritage Officers Network invites you to a new series of Climate Action webinars. Join us for four one-hour sessions every Thursday, starting on 27th January at 9.30am. You will hear about positive actions for climate from the heritage sector. Topics will include nature-based solutions, adaptation of heritage […]


Exciting finds highlight the early history of Portlaoise

Construction works are continuing for the Portlaoise and Fort Protector Enhancement Project Phase II at Church Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. These works include the removal of overhead powerlines and associated ESB poles, and the construction of new underground ducts for services. The works area taking place along the path and […]


Community Monuments Fund 2022

The Community Monuments Fund will have €5 million in 2022 to invest in archaeological heritage and help owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public.   Core Aims of the Fund The core aims of this Fund are […]


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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