Walks within 5km of Laois Towns

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It’s January and the country is back in lockdown. This means there is a 5km radius from your home  restriction on where you can exercise.  In Laois we are lucky to have so many walks across towns, woodlands,...

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Enjoy a Magical Laois Christmas

While Christmas may be a little different this year, Laois is ready to welcome visitors in a safe and festive way. Almost 50 hospitality businesses in Laois have signed up to the Failte Ireland COVID-19 Safety...

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Laois Gift Card

Laois gift card
Looking for the perfect gift? This year why not spend in Laois and give the gift of a Laois Gift Card. How will the Laois Gift Card Work ? This is a prepaid Me 2 You Gift Card that can be spent in over 100 businesses...

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Two Broke Divas Chill in Laois

In July Louise and Aoife, better known as the Two Broke Divas were looking for a place to have a catch up and chill out in each others company.   Laois Tourism got it touch and suggested that they come and do...

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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...

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Stay Local, Eat Local, Shop Local

Rock of Dunamase, you're welcome to explore
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...

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The Beauty of Laois “Our Place”

By bike or on foot, Laois has a treasure trove of natural beauty waiting to be discovered. Our unspoilt environment is both a bountiful habitat for local wildlife and a scenic delight for all to enjoy. With...

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Cycling in Laois

Do you love to cycle? Feeling the wind in your face as you freewheel down a hill or the pump of adrenalin as you reach that summit. Maybe you prefer the gentler cycle taking it all in from the comfort of your...

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Fishing in Laois

The rivers, lakes and canals of Laois offer some of the country’s most unspoilt fishing spots. From salmon, bream, perch and eels there is a fish out there to capture the imagination of every angler. Our quiet...

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When Genealogy Brings You Home to Laois

We are all from somewhere. It could be the place we were born, the town we moved to or somewhere we lived once that captured our hearts so completely it felt like home. But it could also be that place we have...

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Our Top 5 Picnic Spots in Laois

With so much wide open space and fantastic mountains, bogs, forests, rivers and lakes to explore there is no end of picnic spots in Laois. Pack up your sandwiches, fill the flasks and grab an apple because these...

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Outdoor Dining In Laois

Are you missing the relaxed atmosphere of one of the many high quality and super friendly cafes that Laois has to offer? Well, fear not because there are still quite a few open with outside socially distanced...

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The Ultimate Laois Bucket List

We here at Laois Tourism thought it would be fun to suggest 5 Laois experiences to put on your bucket list. From the simple to the sublime we have gone all out and think you will want to add at least one to your...

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Escape to Laois – 48 Hours

So much to see so little time In our opinion 48 hours in Laois will give you a small taster of what our wonderful county has to offer. With so much things to do in Portlaoise alone you will be spoilt for things...

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Laois For Toddlers

Trips with a toddler can be a bit daunting to organise. The questions of ‘will there be anything that will amuse them?’ or ‘will there be anything they can break?’ or ‘will I end up walking around with a bored...

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Best Outdoor Places in Laois for Family Fun

Coming into summer and with the good weather beginning to warm our souls we are all looking at finding new places for our families to explore. Easy to reach location Laois is a great location as it’s only an...

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Laois in a Time of Covid-19

Pond at Laois Garden Trail Ballintubbert House - Laois Tourism
We are stuck, sheltered away in our homes, not able to do what people love to do most, socialise, explore, visit and discover. The Laois landscape awaits us and feels like the perfect place to practice social...

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Dog Friendly Laois

Out Buildings at Roundwood House - Accommodation in Laois - Laois Tourism
With our wide open spaces, bogs, lakes and woodlands, Laois is made for outdoor living.  Dogs are very welcome in Laois.  There is a wide range of accommodation that welcomes dogs.  Most is self-catering but...

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A Day Wild Swimming in the Mountains

Glen Barrow - A Day Wild Swimming in the Mountains Laois
Days Out in Laois – Glenbarrow You know the feeling, school holidays are here and everyone wants to do something but no one has any ideas. We at Laois Tourism are here to help. Every week we will suggest days...

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Laois Taste – Food and Drink Producers Group

Taste the Bounties of Laois - Laois Tourism
The fertile lush green landscape of Co Laois lends itself perfectly to creating high quality and authentic food and drink products.  The Laois Taste group currently has over 20 members and is  made up of Gee’s...

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