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16
Apr

Genealogy Club

This month’s meeting of the Genealogy Club takes place on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library.
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12
Apr

Commemoration of the First Transatlantic Flight from East to West

Friday 12th April 2024 is the 96th anniversary of the first successful transatlantic flight from east to west. Amongst the crew of three on the Bremen flight was Portlaoise man Colonel James Fitzmaurice
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11
Apr

Book Launch: Cricket in Laois by Jim Bennett

A new Laois related publication will be launched next week. The Story of Cricket in Laois is by Laois native and cricket enthusiast Jim Bennett. The launch will take place in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise on Friday 19th April at 7.30pm. Cricket Leinster President Jim Bennett will be joined by Laois Heritage legend...
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28
Mar

Local Studies Coffee Morning

The next Local Studies Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday, 6th April at 11am in Portlaoise Library.
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19
Mar

Genealogy Club

This month’s meeting of the Genealogy Club takes place on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library.
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24
Feb

Heritage Through Art Grant Scheme 2024

Laois County Council, with financial support from Creative Ireland, seeks to award grants to communities and artists working together to explore and present aspects of Laois’s heritage through varying art forms.
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19
Feb

Local Studies Coffee Morning

The next Local Studies coffee morning of will take place this Saturday, 24th February at 11am in Portlaoise Library.
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08
Feb

Genealogy Club

This month’s meeting of the Genealogy Club takes place on Wednesday 21st February at 7pm in the Community Room in Portlaoise Library.
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07
Feb

Laois Heritage Society AGM

The Laois Heritage Society Committee would like to welcome all interested parties to attend the 2024 AGM on Thursday 15th of February at 8pm at Midlands Park Hotel
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