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Planning a Trip? Read Our New Brochures

If you are planning a trip to Laois then this post is invaluable!

Our new brochures have just been published and give you an enchanting whistle stop tour of Laois.  Why not plan your perfect inland escape. So close to everywhere but space to totally lose yourself in our mountains, lakes and bogs and lush countryside .  So become one of us if only for a day, a week or even more.

Laois is a county of welcomes and our Discover booklet is a 20 page guide that welcomes you to really immerse yourself in Laois. Adventure awaits, stories of intrigue abound, and all against the backdrop of the warmest welcome you can imagine. Quaker, Anglo-Norman, Huguenot, native, and mythical legacies. Celebrate with us like there’s no tomorrow. And when tomorrow comes, taste our incredible local foods and enjoy real Irish hospitality, as it should be. Immerse yourself in all things Laois. For just a day, a week, or more, be one of us.

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You're Welcome to explore Laois

Our local natural beauty and vitality is a secret we just cannot keep any longer! Unspoilt countryside, stunning scenery, and a wealth of activity all knit seamlessly together for the perfect inland escape. Whether you’re looking to feel energised or seeking quiet and calm, you’ll find it. The Slieve Bloom Mountains reign supreme overlooking the county, offering everything from gentle woodland strolls to high-octane mountain bike trails. Elsewhere, miles of looped walks and extensive cycling routes criss-cross the county. All the while, anglers bask in bountiful waterways while golfers flock to our fairways. However you enjoy the great outdoors, you’re welcome to explore all your options, right here in Laois.  Explore Now 


From stately home grounds to simply elegant spaces, the gardens of Laois welcome you with an easy combination of substance and style. We’re proud to present creations designed and nurtured by leading lights in Irish gardening including Arthur Shackleton, Mary Keenan, Tanguy de Toulgoët, and many more. And through our Laois Garden Trail, you’re invited to meet our gardeners in person, and get a real insight into their thinking, techniques, and talents. With strong biodiversity and organic gardening to the fore, twelve wonderful gardens are ready to be explored. For some gardens, it’s best to call ahead, while others are open all year round. Either way, you’re assured of a warm welcome and an engaging tour. At every stop, you’ll enjoy personal advice for your own specific garden queries, and recommendations for the next leg of your Laois Garden Trail