Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service


December 7, 2021
Following 'The Treaty' the last major evacuation and hand-over was the surrender of Kellyville R.I.C. barracks in Portlaoise on Saturday the 18th of March 1922. In the words of historian Michael Rafter that was “seen by the people as being the end of British rule in the county.” This was the culmination of a series...
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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.