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Grand Canal
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Fishing on the Grand Canal is exceptional and offers superb sport from quiet reed-fringed banks with a chance to catch tench, rudd, roach, bream, hybrids, perch and an increasing number of small carp. In Laois we claim to have the most abundant stocks along the Barrow Line of the canal running through Rathangan, Monasterevin, Vicarstown and the market town of Athy before it joins the River Barrow.
Granstown Wood and Lake Nature Reserve Lake Trail
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Family friendly looped walks in a beautiful lakeside setting. Two looped walks (approx 2km each) have been developed on site. Both loops encircle the lake with the Lake Walk (Blue) skirting closer to the lake and fishing stands while the Woodland Walk (Green) ventures slightly more into the native woodland. The walking surface is compacted stone which is suitable for buggies.
Grantstown Lake
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The lake is located between Rathdowney and Ballacolla and well off the beaten track. Granstown Lake has long been a haven for fishermen and nature enthusiasts. Once part of the Castletown Estate, ancestral home of the Fitzpatricks of Upper Ossory, the lake and surrounding countryside is steeped in history and folklore. Granstown Lake consists of 24 acres of spring fed water, in places reaching up to 12 metres in depth.
Heidi Higgins
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Award winning designer Heidi Higgins presents a chic & contemporary label that is sensitive to emerging trends, designing luxurious timeless pieces for the modern woman. Heidi’s deftful tailoring techniques paired with canny detailing identify with current catwalks while always retaining her unique aesthetic.
Heywood Heritage Loop
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Completed in 1912, the property consists of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features. the formal Gardens form the centre-piece of the property and were designed by the famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). It is one of only four Gardens in this country designed by Lutyens, the others being in the War Memorial Park, Lambay Island and Howth Castle. The Gardens are composed of four elements linked by a terrace that ran along the front of the house which now no longer exists.
Irish Canoe Trails
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Irish Canoe Trails aim to create a safe and fun environment for training and instruction within the sport of canoeing. It is a great way to see the sights and sounds of the county and with organised trips along the Grand Canal and the River Barrow, you can get to places that are otherwise unreachable and see the world from a different angle.
Kellyville Lake
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Kellyville Lake is a man-made lake of approximately 12 acres, which existed on the Webber Estate at Ballintubbert near Stradbally in County Laois and was the location of the most successful Duck Decoy in Ireland operating in the period 1870 – 1910. Thomas Webber wrote in 1891 of between six and seven thousand ducks on the lake. It had silted up and it had become overgrown with vegetation over the years. The lake has now been fully restored and will be stocked with coarse fish.
Killamuck Bog Loop - Abbeyleix Loops
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The Collins Bog and Killamuck Bog Loops are two waymarked looped walks centered on Abbeyleix Bog at the southern end of the Heritage Town of Abbeyleix. These beautiful loops take walkers through woodland and forestry paths before diverting into Abbeyleix Bog. The Killamuck Loop is the longer of the two options at 8 km. This walk takes in the full perimeter of Abbeyleix Bog and offers the opportunity to see the what the entire site has to offer.
Laois Angling Centre
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Located at Coolrain, less than 3 miles from the N7, the Laois Angling Centre combines the peace and tranquillity of the Irish country side with exceptional game and coarse fishing. The four large spring fed lakes, surrounded by mature woodlands, Clonoghil House and farmlands provide the perfect natural conditions for both the fish and fisherman. The lakes are stocked regularly with brown and rainbow trout, carp and bream ensuring a varied and interesting experience.
Full Information http://www.laoisanglingcentre.ie/ 057-8735091
Laois Kayak and Canoe Club
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Laois Kayak and Canoe Club is involved in many different types of kayaking and canoeing, ranging from white water river-running and canoe polo to freestyle play boating and flat-water racing. The Club aims to introduce everyone to the sport of kayaking, and caters for every level of skill, from complete beginner to expert paddling. Laois Kayak and Canoe Club meets regularly all year round and weekly trips, excursions and training are organised through the Club's Meets Officer Event details are updated on our News & Events page and our Facebook page.
Full Information http://www.laoiskayak.com/index.html 086 1739029 (Brian)
Laois Off-Road Karting
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Off-road kart racing on a large gravel, grass and MUD track (roughly the perimeter of a 10 acre field). We use high quality commercial class Gemini karts fitted with 400cc Honda GX engines.
Laois Shopping Centre
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Laois Shopping Centre located in the middle of Portlaoise boasts over thirty top name stores and provides 1200 free car park spaces.
Full Information http://www.laoissc.com/ + 353 5786 62804