Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service


January 18, 2022
On 20th January 1921 Thomas Lawless, a 47 year old military veteran and father of seven, was shot dead by a group of 'Black and Tans' in his home on Lyster Lane. Lawless, who had fought for the British Empire abroad, became one of its' victims at home.
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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.