Sunset at the Rock of Dunamase in County Laois

About Laois

County Laois, located in Ireland, offers historical sites like the Rock of Dunamase and Emo Court & Gardens. Enjoy panoramic views from the Rock of Dunamase a historic hilltop castle or explore the stunning Emo Court mansion with its beautifully landscaped gardens.  

Nature lovers can explore the Slieve Bloom Mountains, with oak forests and waterfalls. Hike or bike through the picturesque mountain range, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. The county’s lakes and rivers are perfect for fishing and boating. Visit the Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum and learn about Ireland’s angling and shooting heritage.  

Cultural experiences include Dunamaise Arts Centre and traditional music sessions in local pubs. Food enthusiasts can enjoy farm-to-table restaurants and artisan producers.

Outdoor activities include mountain biking, golfing, and fly fishing at the Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum. Festivals like Electric Picnic and Durrow Scarecrow Festival showcase the county’s vibrant culture.

County Laois is a perfect blend of history, nature, culture, and adventure, a wonderful base for a self-catering holiday at any time of the year.  

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