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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
The Gallery at Mountmellick Library
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Mountmellick Library building incorporates a bright spacious gallery which hosts a different exhibition each month, showcasing the work of local, national and international artists throughout the year. Art lovers wishing to keep up with what’s happening in the Gallery and prospective exhibitors should regularly check out the gallery web page.
Full Information http://mountmellickgallery.ie/ 057 8644572
The Museum, Mountmellick
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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.
The Rock of Dunamase
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Perched on a steep rocky crag above the low lying plains of Laois, The Rock of Dunamase is one of the most atmospheric sites to visit in Ireland. Just six kilometres from Portlaoise and a kilometre north of the N80 Portlaoise to Stradbally Road .