Stradbally Steam Museum

The Stradbally Steam Museum celebrates the steam engines that once ruled Ireland’s railways, built its roads and worked its farms....

Emo Court

Emo Court is a country villa designed by architect James Gandon (1743-1823), best known for his great public buildings, including the Custom House and the Four Courts in ...

Abbeyleix

The original town of Abbeyleix grew up near the River Nore, on the site of an early Christian ...

Timahoe

An extraordinary carved doorway makes this the most elegant round tower in ...

Heywood Gardens

Heywood Gardens is the site of two garden types: the great park created by Frederick Trench in the late 1700s and the small interlocked formal gardens created by Sir Edwin ...

Donaghmore Workhouse and Agricultural Museum

Visitors to the Donaghmore Workhouse and Agricultural Museum see the rooms of an Irish workhouse almost exactly as they appeared in the late ...

Poet’s Cottage

This replica thatched cottage gives visitors a sense of what daily life must have been like for most people in rural Ireland in the 1800s....

Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum

The Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum explores 300 years of hunting and fishing in Ireland. It is a treat for anyone interested in country life....

Castletown

Castletown Mill that was built next to the river Nore which is one of the many beauty spots of this lovely little ...

Durrow

The Old Stone Bridge that crosses the river Erkina with the Bianconi Hotel in the ...

Slieve Blooms

The gentle rolling hills of the SLIEVE BLOOM MOUNTAINS rise from the central plains of Ireland, forming a natural link between Counties Laois and ...

Rock of Dunamaise

Stunning views of the surrounding countryside make the towering Rock of Dunamase a strategic place to build a ...

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Stradbally Steam Museum

The Stradbally Steam Museum celebrates the steam e...

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Emo Court

Emo Court is a country villa designed by architect...

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Abbeyleix

The original town of Abbeyleix grew up near the Ri...

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Timahoe

An extraordinary carved doorway makes this the mos...

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Heywood Gardens

Heywood Gardens is the site of two garden types: t...

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Donaghmore Workhouse and Agricultural Mu

Visitors to the Donaghmore Workhouse and Agricultu...

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Poet’s Cottage

This replica thatched cottage gives visitors a sen...

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Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Muse

The Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum exp...

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Castletown

Castletown Mill that was built next to the river...

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Durrow

The Old Stone Bridge that crosses the river Erkina...

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Slieve Blooms

The gentle rolling hills of the SLIEVE BLOOM MOUNT...

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Rock of Dunamaise

Stunning views of the surrounding countryside make...

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Welcome to the Laois Tourism Website.
The role of Laois Tourism is to promote and market Laois as a tourist destination at home and abroad and to encourage new investment and improvement of existing products. We work in association with all the state agencies who are charged with the improving Laois as a tourism destination.

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Festival Francais de Portarlington 2014

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  The  Festival Francais de Portarlington takes place this weekend in Portarlington.The festival is a weekend-long event with a wide range of entertainment to ...

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Laois Walks Festival 2014

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Laois Walks Festival 2014 The 13th Annual Laois Walks Festival takes place throughout the month of July with 23 Walks in 23 beautiful ...

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Laois Heartland Rally

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Laois Heartlands Rally Sunday the 8th June sees the 4th running of the O’Loughlins Hotel Laois Heartlands Rally in and around Portlaoise. With ...

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07 October, 2014 (All Day)

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