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Local Studies Coffee Morning

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Portlaoise Library

Saturday 24th February 2024, 11am

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.

The next Local Studies coffee morning will take place this Saturday, 24th February at 11am in the Local Studies reading room in Portlaoise Library. The last coffee morning drew the largest crowd to date. Attendees were informed and entertained by Sean Whelan’s account of his family’s history and the social and economic world in which they lived.

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.