Laois Local Studies actively acquires publications and records of private origin, in line with our Acquisition Policy. Private donations have greatly enhanced the Laois Collection and enriched our understanding of Laois heritage. We would like to acknowledge the generosity of the many individuals, families and organisations who have donated material over the years, including local historians, artists, photographers, schools, businesses, organisations, clubs, societies and collectors.
If you have material you would like to donate please contact Laois Local Studies to discuss the matter further. Donation usually involves full transfer of ownership, which may or may not include copyright ownership.
If you would like to make material available to the public, without the obligation of outright donation, the material can be digitised as part of the Local Studies Digitisation Project. This allows items to be made available to the public through the Laois Digital Archive, for purposes of education, research and enjoyment. Ownership and custody of the physical item is not transferred, although permission to reproduce and display, as outlined above, is required.