Showcasing Laois History and Heritage
An Initiative of Laois Library Service

History of the Queen’s County

To commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of John Canon O’Hanlon (1821-1905), Laois Local Studies has digitised the History of the Queen’s County. Published in two volumes, this remarkable work tracks the history of the territory from the earliest time to the twentieth century. The author’s scholarly methodology and passion for preserving the history of his home county, resulted in a work so well researched, referenced and annotated, that it is practically ‘the bible’ for researching Laois local history.