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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.
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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
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.
Rock of Dunamase
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Stunning views of the surrounding countryside make the towering Rock of Dunamase a strategic place to build a fortress. Through the centuries, warriors have fought to control this limestone outcrop. The first known settlement on the rock was Dun Masc, an early Christian settlement that was pillaged in 842 by the Vikings. When the Normans arrived in Ireland in the late 1100s, Dunamase became the most important Anglo-Norman fortification in Laois.
Sensory Garden at Dove House
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Located at Dove House in Abbeyleix, County Laois, the Sensory Gardens are for everyone to enjoy. The gardens were created by a team of people with intellectual disabilities and stimulate the senses.
Sli na bPaisti - Mountrath
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Facilities include: 30mtr cable run, adventure trail, tunnel slide and extensive sand and water play area for younger children, climbing web, swings, basket swing, roundabout, springers and a picnic area.
Solas Na Greine - Portlaoise
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The playground is situated in the Páirc an Phobail, Timahoe Road, Portlaoise, County Laois.
Stradbally Playground
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Located in the village centre and includes: Tunnel Slide, climbing wall/web, 30mtr cable run, extensive sand and water play area for younger children, springers, stand up see-saw, roundabout, swings, basket swing, and a picnic area.
Stradbally Steam Museum
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The Stradbally Steam Museum celebrates the steam engines that once ruled Ireland’s railways, built its roads and worked its farms.
Full Information http://www.irishsteam.ie/ 057 864 1878 or 086 389 0184
Sult na Mara - Abbeyleix
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Facilities include: a 30mtr cable run, hammock seing, net climb, tunnel slide and extensive sand and water play area for younger children, basket swing, swings, roundabout, and a picnic area.
Tír Shúgartha - Kileen
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Facilities include: a multi play unit with slide, a 2 Bay Junior swing, log walk, wobble board, tunnel net, twin balance beam, and a pony seesaw.
The Arthouse library & gallery
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The Arthouse delivers a strong, year round artistic programme. This unique facility supports artists in the development of their professional work with its impressive facilities. There are four artists’ studios, two non-residential and two residential, available to professional artists, local, national and international artists on a yearly basis. The complex includes a fully equipped digital studio and a Craft studio with a kiln room.
Full Information http://www.arthouse.ie/ 057 864 1740 / 057 866 4033