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News

18
Nov

Remembering Laois Women of the Revolutionary Era

Stradbally Library is hosting a relaxed and informal gathering to hear and share information on local women in revolutionary Laois. Join us in Stradbally Library on Wednesday 23 November at 1.30 pm for tea and a chat to remember and celebrate these remarkable women.
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16
Nov

History Talk by Teddy Fennelly

The Press in the Troubled Times, a talk by local historian and former newspaper editor, will take place in Portlaoise Library on Wednesday 30th November at 7.30 pm
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25
Oct

Cumann na mBan Exhibition

An exhibition on Laois Cumann na mBan will be launched in Stradbally Library on Thursday 3rd November at 7 pm. The exhibition was curated by Laois native Bernadette Dunne with the support of Laois County Library as part of its Decade of Centenaries programme.
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19
Oct

Genealogy Club

The October meeting of the Genealogy Club takes place this Thursday, 20th October at 7 pm in Portlaoise Library. This months meeting will feature an informative talk on using the Irish census records for family research.
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14
Oct

Photographic Preservation Project

Laois Local Studies has acquired another large photographic collection of local interest.
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11
Oct

Ivo de Vesci Collection

Laois Local Studies has added the Ivo de Vesci Photographic Collection to its digital archive. See a selection on our website now.
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19
Sep

Genealogy Club Returns

The Genealogy Club returns to Portlaoise Library on Thursday 22nd September at 7 pm. New members welcome.
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25
Aug

Essay Writing Workshop

Do you know anyone who is starting college, attending third-level education or wanting to brush up on their writing, referencing and research skills? Portlaoise Library will be running a one-hour talk outlining the SECRETS FOR SUCCESSFUL ESSAY WRITING AND RESEARCH SKILLS.
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05
Aug

Heritage Week 2022

With National Heritage Week 2022 just a week away its time to check out what’s happening here in Laois. This year Heritage Week will run from 13th – 21st August, with a huge range of events taking place across the county, including lots of talks and events in library branches.
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