Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service

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Creative Ireland Laois supported by Laois County Council are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2024 Heritage Through Art grant scheme. The total grant awarded from the Creative Ireland Laois fund for the 17 projects was €36,400
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This week's talk in our summer series is Women’s Activism in Laois from 1914 to 1923 by historian Regina Dunne, Wednesday 10th July, 7pm
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Portlaoise Library is delighted to announce the return of its summer series of local history talks. The talks will take place in Portlaoise library at 7pm on Wednesday evenings throughout the month of July.
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This is the story of William Gillespie, senior sales clerk with the Abbeyleix Carpet Factory, who perished on the Titanic. It was written, filmed and and edited by Margaret Kane-Rowe and funded by Creative Ireland, Decade of Commemorations and Creative Laois.
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Portlaoise Library, now located in the Old Fort Quarter, is looking forward to its first year as a venue for the Old Fort Festival's heritage events. On Saturday 29th June the library will host a series of free activities and talks on the history of Portlaoise and its people.
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Mountmellick Library will host a talk by Dr Christy Cunniffe on the stained glass of the wider Midland’s region with examples from the county of Laois. Thursday, 16th May, 3pm
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The next Local Studies Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday, 8th May from 10.30am in Portlaoise Library.
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The Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement is holding its annual conference this weekend in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise (10th-12th May). It is organised in association with Laois Heritage Society and with the support of the Laois Heritage Office.
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Mountrath Youth Theatre and Louise White Performance invite you to Founder, Fable, Kin, an evening of immersive storytelling featuring historical figures from County Laois.
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The Civil War in County Laois by Dr. Cormac Moore 25 April 2024, 8pm Midland Park Hotel, Portlaoise Laois Heritage Society have a very interesting talk coming up Thursday 25th of April, 8pm in the Midlands Park Hotel with Laois native, Dr. Cormac Moore.  Dr. Cormac Moore is currently a Dublin City Historian in Residence, has...
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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.