County Laois

The county name derives from Loígis, In the 11th century, its dynastic rulers adopted the surname Ua/Ó Mórdha. They claimed descent from a member of the Red Branch Knights.
Motto: I bpáirt leis an bpobal ‘In partnership with the community’.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Laois

Castle Durrow, Durrow. County Laois 1716


Once the finest country houses in Ireland Castle Durrow (Darú-'Plain of the Oaks') is a beautiful 'country pile' was built between 1712 and 1716 as a family home by Captain William Flower. Flower [...]

Castle Durrow, Durrow. County Laois 17162019-06-25T21:52:34+00:00

Emo Court, Emo, County Laois 1798-1988!


Only 200 years to complete this country pile, James Gandon & the Jesuits Emo Court is a country villa designed, but not built by the famous architect James Gandon. Gandon designed Emo Court [...]

Emo Court, Emo, County Laois 1798-1988!2019-06-27T16:57:05+00:00