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Laois is a County with lots for the visitor to do and see in the midlands, surrounded by the following counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Offaly, Kildare, it can be quickly accessed across several neighbouring counties. It is just 1 hr from Dublin, Limerick  and Athlone and 1hr 40 from Cork, 1hr 50 Galway, 1hr 20 from Waterford. Laois & Offaly share the beauty of the Slieve Bloom mountain range making it an ideal spot for walking and generally getting out and about and enjoying the nature around us. Laois with the Rivers Nore & Barrow flowing through it and also its many lakes is an ideal area for anglers and Coolrain is where you will find the Laois Angling Centre, angling can be enjoyed at Brittas Lake and it is a great area for walking as is Granstown Lake, with woodland & nature reserve. Walking in Laois can also be enjoyed around Cullohill and visit the Cullohill Castle ruin in its lovely rural setting and the woods in Stradbally. Laois also has lots of water activities available especially in Durrow where the Laois Kayak & Canoe Club is based. Laois is where you can find a number of gardens which are open to visitors such as Heywood Gardens, Gash Gardens, Ballintubbert Garden just to name a few.
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Laois Festivals
 

Electric Picnic Music Festival held in Co Laois
 

The Electric Picnic Music event held in Stradbally, Co Laois in September is always booked to near capacity bringing music arts from all over the world, a music event for the diary. Co Laois is where many community festivals are held, great family festivals such as Ossory Agricultural Show in July and Clonaslee Agricultural Show. Another music festival in Co Laois is the Portlaoise Magnet Music Festival, Co Laois held in August a music festival which is community driven.

 

Laois Attractions
 

Emo Court, Co Laois

Emo Court in Co Laois is a magnificent example of the neo-Classical style, reflecting the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome, why not take a tour of the house and step back in time, with a cafe onsite. Mountmellick Museum displays many Mountmellick Embroidery pieces and protects the memory of Mountmellick’s rich Quaker industrial past. The museum is situated on the banks of the River Owenass. Donaghamore Famine Workhouse Museum.

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Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, Co Laois

Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, Co Laois consists of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features beautifully layed out. Stradbally Steam Museum, Portlaoise, Co Laois houses many steam, fire and farm engines in the museum for the visitor to view.  Ballaghmore Castle, Dublin Road, Borris-in-Ossory, Co Offaly is situated between Roscrea and Borris-on-Ossory, built in 1480.



 

     

 

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Abbeyleix pubs

Leonard T Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. 057-8731274
McEvoy Seamus Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. 057-8731187
Morrisseys Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. 057-8731233
T Leonard Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois 0502-31274
The Abbey Gate Bar Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. 057-8731347
The Eagles Rest The Square Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. 057-8731278
The Horseshoe Inn The Square Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. 057-8731667

 

portarlington pubs

After Dark Bar Market Square Portarlington, Co. Laois. 057-8623101
Coffey Patk & Mgt The Anvil Inn Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois. 057-8623131
Continental Lounge Main Street, Portarlington, Co Laois. 0502-8623765
Gogartys Pub Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois 0502-43206
O' Deas Bar & Restaurant Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois. 057-8623281
Pint O'Port Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois. 057-8623640
The Anvil Inn Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois 0502-8623131
The Barrow Lodge French Church Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois. 057-8623651
The French Quarter Frenchchurch Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois. 057-8643366
The Weighbridge Inn The Square, Portarlington, Co. Laois 0502-8623668
Tom's Bar 16 Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois. 057-8645917
 
 

portlaoise pubs

Allens Bar Errill Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 0505-44106
Anchor Inn Vicarstown Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8625252
Barmondays Pub 15 Market Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 086-1014432
Barrys Pub The Square Ballinakill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 0502-33346
Bergin A Timahoe Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8627033
Bernadette Keegan 16 Main St Lower, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 0502-21243
Casey Liam 21 Market Square Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621483
Eddie O'Donoghue 101 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 0502-21015
Egans Portlaoise, Laois. 057-8621106
Fitzpatrick Jimmy The Square Bar Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621931
Grellan Delaney 67 Main Stteet, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8622916
Hume Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621287
Kavanagh P J 28 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621744
Keegan Bernadette 16 Main Street Lower, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621243
Keegans Public House 16 Market Square Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621166
Michael Drury Church St Ballinakill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 0502-33561
Mooney G N Donaghmore Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 0505-46106
O Donoghues Market Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621199
O'Connells Cullohill Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8737119
O'Donoghue Eddie 101 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621015
O'Gormans Kilminchy Court Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8682921
P J Kavanagh 28 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 0502-21744
Pegs Teach Tavern 81 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621531
Sean's Pub 11 Market Square Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621117
The Park Inn Emo, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8646515
The Rock Inn Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621505
The Square Bar 7 Market Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8666679
The Thatch Coolrain Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8735145
The Thatched Village Inn Portlaoise, Laois. 057-8735277
The Welcome Inn Market Square Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8621191
The Wheel Inn The Heath Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 057-8646631
 

 

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