Welcome to the Laois Tourism Website - In the Heart of the Midlands.

Thank you for visiting the official website of Laois Tourism. Here you will find information on the picturesque County of Laois located in the heart of the Midlands. Often overlooked as a tourist destination but the county’s compact size makes it ripe for exploration. With so much to offer including a range of activities to its visitors from excellent golf courses to horse riding and fishing. Laois is also blessed with two fine rivers, the River Nore and the River Barrow both providing excellent angling. Hill walking and cycling are two other favourite pastimes, not to mention the glorious Slieve Bloom Mountains.The Laois Garden trail will showcase our beautiful gardens and the Laois Heritage Trail will guide you through the historic monuments and fine heritage of Co. Laois.

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Fáilte Ireland to Hold Information Session for New Welcome Standard

Fáilte Ireland recently launched the Welcome Standard specifically to recognise the many atypical and innovative accommodation businesses in Ireland which are committed to a high quality experience for their guests but do not fit within the traditional Fáilte Ireland quality framework.

The tourism authority is holding an information session

Tuesday 18th October 2016

 From 11.00 a.m. - 1p.m.

Venue: The Executive Conference Room – Offices of Laois County Council

Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise Co. Laois

Call in for a chat with a member of the Fáilte Ireland team who can give you all the information you need on this new accommodation standard

The new Standard recognises significant changes in both consumer tastes and the range of accommodation types now available in Ireland. It will provide added reassurance to tourists when making their plans to come here through a simple and recognisable symbol guaranteeing quality, professionalism, friendliness and comfort.

Businesses which achieve the standard can display the Welcome Standard Signage on their property and logo on their website and marketing material. These businesses will also be featured in Fáilte Ireland marketing activities, including the Discover Ireland website. 

To find out more information please contact Mr. Dominic Reddin

Tourism Officer, Laois County Council 057 86 64218 email dreddin@laoiscoco.ie

or visit www.failteireland.ie

 email qualityframeworks@failteireland.ie