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30
Apr

History Talks Online

Sport in time of war: how Laois won the 1915 All-Ireland Hurling Championship Thursday 13th May, 8.30 pm Paul Rouse, Historian To register your interest contact library@laoiscoco.ie As part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme Laois County Library presents a talk by Paul Rouse on sport in time of war, with particular focus on the events...
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30
Apr

History Talks Online

Bright Young Things: Flappers and Bohemians in the 1920s’ Thursday 27th May, 8 pm Elaine Sisson To register your interest contact library@laoiscoco.ie Dr Elaine Sisson is a cultural historian and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Design and Visual Arts at IADT, Dublin. She has broadcast and published widely on Irish visual and material culture of the...
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30
Apr

History Talks Online

Canon O’Hanlon: Reflections on the Bicentenary of His Birth Thursday 20th May, 8 pm Tony Delaney, Local Historian To register your interest contact library@laoiscoco.ie To mark the bicentenary of the the birth of John Canon O’Hanlon (1821-1905), Laois County Library presents a talk by Tony Delaney on the life and work of this prolific writer....
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05
Feb

History Talks Online

The War of Independence and the Coming of the Truce, 1921 Dr Brian Hanley Missed this history talk? Catch up now by clicking on this Facebook link. Laois Libraries were delighted to host Trinity College Dublin’s Dr Brian Hanley for a Zoom talk on Tuesday 26th January. Dr Hanley discussed the War of Independence in...
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14
Aug

Walsh-Kemmis Estate Maps

David Walsh-Kemmis has generously provided digital copies of a selection of the Walsh-Kemmis estate maps to the Laois Digital Archive. The manuscript maps relate mainly to the 19th Century, but a ‘map of Ballykillcavin’ dates to the mid 18th Century.
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14
Aug

Videos for Schools

To celebrate Heritage Week 2020 Laois County Library engaged the services of Irish History Live to create fun and educational videos for children on Laois local history. Irish History Live is a regular visitor to Laois library branches and is part of the Heritage in Schools Scheme run by the Heritage Council. You can see...
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14
Aug

Heritage Week 2020

Heritage Week takes place from 15-23 August. Taking into account ongoing restrictions on events and gatherings due to COVID 19, this year’s celebration of all things heritage is concentrating on heritage projects and online or virtual events. Find out what’s happening in Laois. Laois County Library is launching the Laois Local Studies website. The site...
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