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  1. 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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  2. 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

  3. Rock Of Dunamase

    Portlaoise, Laois

    The Rock of Dunamase is an imposing and magnificent example of the remains of a Celtic fortification, this is a popular historic site found just outside Portlaoise in County Laoise. Read more

  4. Timogue Church

    Timahoe, Laois

    The Timogue Church can be discovered in County Laois, not far from Timahoe. The unique structure features a monument to Fitzgerald of Morette and other memorials to the Fitzgerald family along the aisle. Read more

  5. 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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  6. Heywood Gardens

    Ballinakill, Laois

    Heywood is a formal garden designed by Sir Edward Lutyens and today under state ownership. Found near Ballinakill, County Laois, the garden is surrounded by woodland and lakes. Read more

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  7. 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

  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. Castle Durrow

    Durrow, Laois

    Just 90 minutes from Dublin in County Laois, Castle Durrow is a 300 year old estate with stunning formal gardens. Today, the gardens provide food for the on-site restaurant. Walking and cycling routes are other features of the estate. Read more

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  10. 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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