Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service

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This month’s meeting of the Genealogy Club takes place on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library.
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Friday 12th April 2024 is the 96th anniversary of the first successful transatlantic flight from east to west. Amongst the crew of three on the Bremen flight was Portlaoise man Colonel James Fitzmaurice
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A new Laois related publication will be launched next week. The Story of Cricket in Laois is by Laois native and cricket enthusiast Jim Bennett. The launch will take place in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise on Friday 19th April at 7.30pm. Cricket Leinster President Jim Bennett will be joined by Laois Heritage legend...
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The next Local Studies Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday, 6th April at 11am in Portlaoise Library.
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This month’s meeting of the Genealogy Club takes place on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library.
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Estate papers are an intriguing mix of the myriad documents generated by a family and their staff in the management of their estate, often over several generations. The contents typically comprise rentals, deeds, letters, staff records, maps and wills. Within this mix of trivia, a document can occasionally be found that illustrates some aspect of...
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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 County Council, with financial support from Creative Ireland, seeks to award grants to communities and artists working together to explore and present aspects of Laois’s heritage through varying art forms.
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The next Local Studies coffee morning of will take place this Saturday, 24th February at 11am in Portlaoise Library.
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This month’s meeting of the Genealogy Club takes place on Wednesday 21st February at 7pm in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library.
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About Us

Laois Local Studies was established to collect, preserve and make available for reference, material relating to the history and heritage of County Laois.