Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service


October 4, 2023
On Sunday the 5th of October 1873 Maryborough (now Portlaoise) hosted a rally spoken at by controversy provoking Thomas Mooney. Mooney wrote in the U.S.-based Irish World newspaper. It was then the largest selling publication catering to an Irish-American audience and would become known for its support for the ‘skirmishing’ wing of the Fenian movement.
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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.