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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.
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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 .
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An extraordinary carved doorway makes this the most elegant round tower in Ireland. Carvings of human heads, with flowing beards and moustaches, decorate the main entrance, about five metres from the ground. Smaller carvings decorate a second storey window. No one knows why the monks at Timahoe carved such a beautiful doorway. They may have used it to display a sacred relic to pilgrims, or the elegant decoration could reflect the monastery buildings that have disappeared from this site.
Tir na Spraoi - Clonasee
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The playground features spring seesaw, toddler multiway, spring rocker, sand unit, water play unit, basket swing, spinning basket, tunnel, standing seesaw, slides, cable runway, large rope swing, standing swing.