Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
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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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The Laois Heritage Society Committee would like to welcome all interested parties to attend the 2024 AGM on Thursday 15th of February at 8pm at Midlands Park Hotel
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This month’s meeting of the Genealogy Club takes place on Wednesday 17th January at 7pm in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library.
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The first Local Studies coffee morning of 2024 will take place this Saturday, 13th January at 11am in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library.
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Laois Local Studies will close for Christmas at 4pm on Friday 22 December 2023 and will reopen on Wednesday 3rd January 2024.
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The Laois Heritage Seminar 2023 which will take place on 2nd December in the Midlands Park Hotel from 10:00 – 12:30. This free event is open to members of the public, but booking is essential as places are limited.
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This month’s meeting of the Genealogy Club takes place on Wednesday 15th November at 7pm in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library. The Genealogy Club is a friendly group of people who share an interest in family research. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month to exchange information and learn from one another....
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Mountmellick Library will host a talk on Laois Loyalist Applications to the Second Irish Grants Committee on 21 November 2023 at 7pm. The talk is by Laois native Dr Cormac Moore, Dublin City Library Historian-in-Residence
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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.