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