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.

Upcoming Events

The Old Fort Festival - Friday June 23rd - Sunday June 25th 2017

For the second year running the Old Fort Festival will take place in Portlaoise with plenty of entertainment for all the family. Heritage talks on the Old Fort site, heritgae displays and workshops will take place on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th. Plenty of live music over the three days, childrens entertainment and foodstalls along the main street.All the details of times and places of events and everything you need to know are available on the Old Fort Quarter Facebook Page

 

The Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run 2017

June 2nd - June 5th 

This fun run takes place over the June Bank Holiday with the midland County of Laois in Ireland as the event base. Also covering other Counties including Carlow and Kildare, all three of which were chosen for the original 1903 race. This historic route offers visitors many interesting and scenic locations in the region, while celebrating and discovering ” The Race that saved Motor Sport

for further information please see www.gordonbennettclassic.ie