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

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

Castle Durrow, Durrow. County Laois 17162020-04-28T21:24:26+00:00