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' 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!

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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