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  1. Timahoe Round Tower

    Timahoe, Laois

    A carved, Romanesqe doorway makes this the most elegant round tower in Ireland. The round tower was built some time in the 1100s, on the site of a religious community founded by St. Mochua around 600. Read more

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  2. Visual Instinct

    Portlaoise, Laois

    Dublin born Honor Hales grew up with an ever present curiosity for the creative, whether it be art, drama, or music. She works predominantly in two forms, glass and canvas and displays her work in Portlaoise County Laois. Read more

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  3. Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum

    Donaghmore, Laois

    This evocative museum is housed in a restored workhouse originally built in the midlands during the early 1850s. It is situated in Donaghmore, near Portlaoise off the M7. Read more

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  4. Fruitlawn Garden

    Abbeyleix, Laois

    Walled in garden of approximately 1 acre, with richly planted perennial borders containing many unusual plants, hornbeam tunnel, orchard, fruit and vegetable garden, oak copse, yew hedges, beautiful climbing roses, lovely trees and shrubs. Read more

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  5. The Sensory Gardens

    Abbeyleix, Laois

    The Sensory Gardens appeal to the five senses of the visitor and provide a peaceful haven of both spiritual and sensory nourishment. The gardens are located at Dove House in Abbeyleix, County Laois. Read more

  6. Mountmellick Museum

    Mountmellick, Laois

    The Mountmellick Museum is located in a refurbished grain mill built in 1830 on a four acre site overlooking the Owenass River, in Mountmellick County Laois. It is dedicated to showcasing Mountmellick's rich Quaker industrial past. Read more

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  7. The Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum

    Durrow, Laois

    The Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum explores 300 years of hunting and fishing in Ireland. Museum Founder Walter Phelan has restored and adapted a traditional farmhouse to house the collection. Read more

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  8. Gash Gardens

    Castletown, Laois

    Located in Castletown, County Laois, Gash Gardens were started from scratch in 1986 and today they continue to provide a decorative home for many interesting and unusual plants. The gardens feature stunning waterfalls, pools and meandering streams. Read more

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  9. Dunmore Country School Garden

    Durrow, Laois

    The Dunmore Country School is home to a garden that is both beautiful and practical. Located just outside Durrow, County Laois, the garden produces herbs and vegetables and also includes flowers as part of its rotation system. Read more

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  10. Killeshin Monastic Site

    Newtown, Laois

    The village of Killeshin in County Laois was an important monastic centre founded in the 5th or 6th century. Though the round tower was destroyed in the 1700s, there are the remains of a beautiful Romanesque church dating to the 12th Century. Read more

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