Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service


December 16, 2022
John Henry Edge (1841‒1916) was the grandson of John Edge who was a manager of the Newtown colliery for the Grand Canal Company. John Henry spent part of his childhood in Clonbrock House, on the very southern edge of Laois, and part in Wicklow. He became a novelist late in life and published two novels...
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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.