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The Genealogy Club returns to Portlaoise Library on Thursday 22nd September at 7 pm. New members welcome.
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Do you know anyone who is starting college, attending third-level education or wanting to brush up on their writing, referencing and research skills? Portlaoise Library will be running a one-hour talk outlining the SECRETS FOR SUCCESSFUL ESSAY WRITING AND RESEARCH SKILLS.
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With National Heritage Week 2022 just a week away its time to check out what’s happening here in Laois. This year Heritage Week will run from 13th – 21st August, with a huge range of events taking place across the county, including lots of talks and events in library branches.
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An exhibition on Laois Cumann na mBan will be launched in Mountmellick Library on Tuesday 5th July at 7.30 pm. The exhibition was curated by Mountmellick native Bernadette Dunne with the support of Laois County Library as part of its Decade of Centenaries programme.
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Revolutionary War is the final in our three-part series of online talks on Laois and Ireland in revolution. Join Terry Dunne, Laois Historian-in-Residence, in conversation with local historian Michael Rafter about the course of the Civil War in Laois
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Revolutionary Workers is the second of a three-part series of online talks on Laois and Ireland in revolution. The talk features Terry Dunne, Laois Historian-in-Residence and Francis Devine, labour historian.
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Éamon de Valera began 1922 as President of the Republic, the undisputed leader of Irish nationalism. He ended the year in hiding and in real danger of execution if caught by the Government of the Irish Free State. How did he endure such a fall from grace? And how much responsibility did he bear for...
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Revolutionary Women is the first of a three part series of online talks on Laois and Ireland in revolution.
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Laois County Library and Laois Historian-in-Residence, Terry Dunne, are hosting a three part series of online talks exploring Laois and Ireland in revolution.
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Laois County Library has commenced its third Historian-in-Residence Programme with the appointment of Terry Dunne as the new Laois Historian-in-Residence. The aim of the residency is to reflect national policy on commemorations at a local level, bringing to life the experience of all sections of Laois society a hundred years ago.
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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.