Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service


August 11, 2021
Funck77, Capard House, CC BY-SA 4.0
The Pigotts came to Laois as part of the Plantation of Queen’s County in the 1550s. John Pigott was an English captain who accompanied Thomas Radcliffe, Earl of Sussex, into Queen’s County circa 1558. He came from Salop and was connected to the ancient Pigott family established at Chetwynd Edgmont. For his service John Pigott...
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Laois Local Studies was established to collect, preserve and make available for reference, material relating to the history and heritage of County Laois.