County Laois

County Laois, or Laois in Irish, was once known as Queen's County. Located in the midlands of Ireland, it is home to the River Nore and the River Barrow which provide excellent angling. Our county town is Portlaoise and we have a population of approximately 80,559. We look forward to helping you connect with your ancestors’ place of origin.

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What is a Parish? We classify a Parish by the Civil Parish geographical boundaries, the basis upon which the Griffith’s Valuation and other land and tax records were created in the 19th and 20th Century. Find my Parish
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Latest Events from County Laois

Twin Trees Heywood Festival
Twin Trees Heywood Festival 2020
Laois
20th August 2020
Twin Trees Heywood Festival
Twin Trees Heywood Festival
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22nd August 2019
Bulfin Heritage Cycle Durrow Laois
The Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally 2019
Laois
13th August 2019
Lea Castle Conversation Project
Laois
12th August 2015

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