Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service


In this episode we have moved into the summer of 1920, agrarian protest has expanded and Sinn Féin are trying to put a halter on it with a new system of Dáil courts – supplanting London’s authority while doing so. We’ll have a deep dive into two court cases from near Mountrath – one in...
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April 1920 – Month of Revolution is episode 2 of Terry Dunne's podcast 'Divided Land.' This episode looks at the 'Land for the People' demonstration that took place Killeshin in April 1920
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Cattle Driving under the Tricolour is the first episode in our new podcast series 'Divided Land' with Terry Dunne. This episode examines the impact of the First World War on Irish farms and Irish kitchen tables and looks at the tillage movement of 1918. It highlights a specific incident in the hinterland of Clonaslee in...
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Join Terry Dunne (Laois Historian-in-Residence 2021-2022) in a journey into the hidden history of the Irish revolution as it happened in Laois. In this trailer for the project, we look at cattle driving at the Lamberton Demesne and find out about the first time the tri-colour was flown in Laois in 1917.
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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.