Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service


February 27, 2024
In recent years the National Library of Ireland took possession of a scrapbook containing documents and newspaper clippings concerning a career in the late-nineteenth century colonial administration of British West Africa. The scrapbook belonged to a man born in Mountrath in November 1842 named John Joseph Crooks. Crooks first landed in what was then known...
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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.