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Gash Gardens
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A hidden treasure trove of interesting and unusual plants in an enchanting and tranquil setting.
Full Information http://www.gashgardens.ie/ +353 (0) 87-2728337 / +353 (0) 57-8732247
gashgardens@eircom.net
Heywood Gardens
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50 acres of woodland, lakes and formal gardens including the sunken garden designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Heywood Gardens
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Heywood Gardens is the site of two garden types: the great park created by Frederick Trench in the late 1700s and the small interlocked formal gardens created by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll in the early 1900s.
Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum
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The Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum explores 300 years of hunting and fishing in Ireland. It is a treat for anyone interested in country life.
Full Information http://www.irishflycraft.com/ 057 873 6112 or 086 315 3088
irishflycraft@gmail.com
Mountmellick
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Once known as the Manchester of Ireland, Mountmellick is a town of fine buildings and the home of a uniquely Irish textile art, Mountmellick Work. The foundation of the town was laid by members of the Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. In 1659, William Edmundson settled in Mountmellick and started a tannery. Other Quakers set up malting, brewing, spinning and weaving enterprises. Weaving became one of the town’s major industries. By the mid- 1700s, Mountmellick was a leading centre of textile production in Ireland.
Full Information http://www.mountmellickdevelopment.com/ +353 (0)57 862 4525
info@mountmellickdevelopment.com
Mountmellick Museum
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The main focus of the Museum is to conserve and display original pieces of Mountmellick Work (Embroidery) and to protect the memory of Mountmellick’s rich Quaker industrial past.
Pairc Spraoi na hAbhann - Portarlington
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This conveniently located playground includes: Flying fox; climbing web, wishing well balancing beams, springers, swings, a basket swing, extensive sand and water play area for younger children and a picnic area.
Páirc an Phobail - Portlaoise
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The refurbished Páirc an Phobail consists Natural Play Features, an outdoor classroom, an outdoor gym and a Woodland Walk. Solus na Gréine playground was renovated and an Orienteering Trail was introduced into the park.
Poet's Cottage
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This replica thatched cottage gives visitors a sense of what daily life must have been like for most people in rural Ireland in the 1800s.
Portarlington
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In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Portarlington was the Paris of the Midlands, a place where French, rather than Irish or English, was spoken on the streets. French Huguenots, escaping persecution in their native land, shaped the culture and the architecture of this bustling Midlands town.
Full Information http://www.portarlington.ie/ 085-8568801
info@portarlington.ie
River Triogue Linear Park - Portlaoise
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A place of peace and tranquillity to be enjoyed by all the community and visitors to the County of Laois. A walk through will bring people along the edge of the River Triogue through the Park and into town via Fitzmaurice Place and the War Memorial Park. Many native trees, birds and wildlife can be seen in this park.