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Laois

county laoisSet in the rolling midlands of Ireland, County Laois is considered to be 'the most landlocked county in Ireland' and uniquely does not border any other counties with a sea coast.

The gentle rolling hills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains form a natural link between Counties Laois and Offaly.

During the Laois/Offaly Plantations, Laois became known as the 'Queen's County'.

Laois offers the visitor a multitude of places to visit and things to do. Just 4 miles from the county town Portlaoise, is the spectacular Emo Court and Gardens, one of the finest stately houses in Ireland, designed by James Gandon in 1790.


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