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Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

Midway Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (152 reviews)

Situated in Portlaoise, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Portlaoise Golf Club and O'Moore Park. The Heath Golf Club …

£50
The Killeshin Hotel
The Killeshin Hotel

Dublin Road, Portlaoise

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (99 reviews)

This family-friendly Portlaoise hotel is located in the business district, within 3 mi (5 km) of O'Moore Park, Portlaoise …

£58
The Heritage Killenard
The Heritage Killenard

County Laois, Killenard 00000

5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (44 reviews)

This family-friendly Killenard hotel is located in a rural location, 0 mi (0 km) from The Heritage Golf Club, and within 9 mi …

£111
Pembroke Hotel
Pembroke Hotel

11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (384 reviews)

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, this hotel is steps from Butler House, National Craft Gallery, and Kilkenny Castle. Shee …

£81
Kilkenny House Hotel
Kilkenny House Hotel

Freshford Road, Kilkenny

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (111 reviews)

Situated in Kilkenny, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Lukes General Hospital, St. Canice's Cathedral, and Grace's …

£39
Newpark Hotel
Newpark Hotel

Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (315 reviews)

This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kilkenny Golf Course, Rothe House, and National Craft Gallery …

£60
Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre
Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre

Paulstown Road, Kilkenny R95 F685

5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (207 reviews)

This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Hub, St John's Church, and Nowlan Park. Shee Alms House and …

£150
The Club House Hotel
The Club House Hotel

Patrick Street, Kilkenny

2.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (45 reviews)

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, this hotel is steps from Butler House, National Craft Gallery, and Kilkenny Castle. Shee …

£64
Zuni Hotel Kilkenny
Zuni Hotel Kilkenny

26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (52 reviews)

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, this hotel is steps from Butler House, Shee Alms House, and National Craft Gallery. Tholsel …

£85
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny

Ring Road, Kilkenny

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (468 reviews)

This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Talbots Tower, National Craft Gallery, and Butler House. Shee …

£42

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Pocket Guide: Laois

One of the smaller regions in Ireland, what County Laois lacks in size, it more than makes up for in beauty. While Ireland is commonly associated with its coastline, County Laois is the exception and is officially the most landlocked county in Ireland. However, this makes it ideal for countryside exploration and you will find an abundance of activities in the region.

Hit the shops in Portlaoise, the county town of County Laois. Alternatively, you might want to soak up the history at Stradbally Hall or Steam Museum, take a gentle stroll through the stunning Hetwood Gardens or get lost in the Slieve Bloom Mountains – some of the most beautiful hills in all of Ireland.

Shopping in Portlaoise

Whether you’re after small-town curiosity shops or popular high street brands, Portlaoise delivers. The county town of County Laois offers the perfect mix of character-packed independent stores and commercial retail. The Laois Shopping Centre has over 30 stores, so whether you’re after great fashion or practical pharmaceuticals for those holiday ailments, you’ll find it here.

Stradbally Steam Museum

Whether you’re a fan or engines or agriculture, a trip to County Laois wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Stradbally Steam Museum. Packed with old cars, vintage tractors, steam and fire engines, you’ll be surprised by the variety and number of vehicles on display. It’s a guaranteed hit with both the adults and the children and offers a great insight into Ireland’s heritage.

Festivals in County Laois

If you’re already in Stradbally, why not pay a visit to Stradbally Hall? Not only does this 17th century mansion house host weddings, paintballing and equestrian events, but it is also home to the annual Electric Picnic. Taking place at the end of each summer, this unmissable musical event is considered “Ireland’s Glastonbury” and plays host to some of the biggest names in music. It’s one of the key attractions in the county and is a guaranteed hit with festival goers.

Heywood Gardens in Ballinakill

For a more tranquil break, head to Heywood House and Gardens. The gardens blend crystalline lakes with woodland, landscaped flowerbeds and stonework, making this a particularly picturesque visit in spring and summertime. If you want to learn more about the history of the house and gardens – which reaches back to the early 18th century – you can also book a guided tour.

Slieve Bloom Mountains

Last but not least, if you’re keen on the outdoors, don’t miss a day out in the Slieve Bloom Mountain Range. While not the highest in Ireland, the mountains are nevertheless some of the oldest in Europe and offer a varied and beautiful landscape of flowers and forestry. Climb to the peak and you will be treated to some awe-inspiring views of lush green rural Ireland. Situated on the border with County Offaly, on a clear day you may even be able to distinguish the four peaks of the ancient Irish provinces.

Visit County Laois

Discover the rolling hills, blooming country gardens and fine cultural activities on offer in rural Ireland. Search online and book an unforgettable trip to County Laois today.

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