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Local Studies Coffee Morning

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Portlaoise Library

Saturday 8th May 2024, from 10.30am

The next Local Studies coffee morning will take place on Saturday, 18th May from 10.30am in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library. The last coffee morning in April was enjoyed by all. Attendees were treated to a great history talk by Frank Parker, local author, followed by a fascinating ‘show and tell’ session featuring an array of objects and archives, from historic letters relating to Portlaoise Prison, to a gun once used by Irish revolutionaries.

Laois Local Studies, now housed in a spacious and dedicated room in the new Portlaoise Library, has enjoyed a big increase in visitor numbers since opening in July 2023. To encourage and foster this enthusiasm for the history and heritage of Laois, Portlaoise Library regularly hosts Local Studies coffee mornings.

If you have an interest in Laois history, or would like to learn more about the county, then come along and meet like-minded adults of all ages to listen and share local stories of the past, ancient and recent. Whether you are descended from the Seven Septs of Laois or recently moved into the area from another county or country come along and chat to other Laois residents in a relaxed and informal setting.