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Stay Local, Eat Local, Shop Local

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Another week and another set of Covid restrictions.  Laois businesses have never been as challenged as they are currently.   Yet amid all the restrictions we still see an industry being resilient and fighting back with everything it can.  If you can support local at this time, please do.  There never has been a better time to stay local, eat local and shop local.


Become a tourist in your own county

With the county borders closed to visitors many of our hotels and B&B’s have come up with amazing offers for Laois residents.  As the world gets smaller for now, it is a great chance to enjoy an overnight stay, dinner, B&B for incredible rates at some of the best quality accommodation in Ireland.

All accommodation offered has met the stringent Failte Ireland Covid safety charter and with lower numbers staying you can be assured of an enjoyable and safe stay.

Check out social media or the websites below.   If there is other businesses with offers please let us know.

Midlands Park Hotel 
The Heritage Hotel
The Killeshin Hotel 
The Maldron Hotel Portlaoise 
Castle Durrow 
The Town Hotel 
Inch House Ireland 
Blackhills Wood


Outdoor Dining &  Restaurant Take Aways

Even with covid restrictions many of our local restaurants and cafes have either a takeaway option and/or have an outside dining option.  This means we can still enjoy some great food while knowing that all safety measures have been taken.  The list below covers everyone we know that is currently open. If there are more, please let us know and we’ll be happy to share.


Laois Taste – Our local food and drink producers.

The fertile lush green landscape of Co Laois lends itself perfectly to creating high quality and authentic food and drink products.  Many are for sale online or in local shops and Super Valu.

The Laois Taste group currently has over 20 members and is made up of G’s Gourmet Jam, The Merry Mill, Aghaboe Farm Foods, Le Skinny Chef, Ratheniska Farm Foods, Mueller & O’Connell, Rose Cottage Fruit Farm, Apoena Artisanal Chocolates, Run on Pulses, Granstown Eggs, Flavour Safari, Castlewood Organic Farm, Paddy O Granola, Mary Lowry’s Home Baking, Garryhinch Mushrooms, An Sean Teach, 12 Acres Brewing Company, Ballykilcavan Farm & Brewing, Edmundberry Greens and Seccoto Coffee Roasters.  Find the full listings here

Shop Local, Love Laois

It might be a little early to mention Christmas but for the organised shopper there are a number of great places to shop local.  Many have online shops or will take orders via social media or by phone.
Check them out at the links below.  Again if there are other businesses that have an local shopping option, please let us know.

Nook & Cranny
Angelina Artventures 
Manor Stone Garden Centre & Gift Shop
Laois Arthouse Collective 
Bredas Gift Shop, Mountmellick,
Anthology Ireland, Abbeyleix 
Naturally at the Wrens Nest, Abbeyleix 
The Flower Witch 
Treasures Portlaoise,
The Store Yard


Stay Local, Eat Local, Shop Local