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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Anngrove abbey
Country Road Near Coolnacart
Maryborough Maltings
Saint John's Church of Ireland

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Patrick Fitzgerald, Shoemaker, Born Stradbally, Co. Laois, about 1820 24 Oct 2020 15:45
Hunter 4 Oct 2020 23:18
PHELAN/WHELAN 25 Aug 2020 0:26
Clonaghdoo, Mountmellick and Clonaghdoo 6 Aug 2020 21:29

Latest Events from County Laois

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

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