County laois Things to DoList of sites and attractions in County laois

The Slieve Bloom Environmental Park, , County Laois

The Slieve Bloom Environmental Park County Laois

Slieve Bloom, Ireland's largest and most unspoiled blanket bog, has been described as a "scenic bulge" rising gently above the midland's peat fields. Its beauty--gentle slopes, glens, rivers, waterfalls, and boglands--is subtle rather than dramatic, but it is comparatively untouched. You can have it more or less to yourself, apart from its deer, foxes, and badgers, and an occasional marten or otter.

Abbeyleix, County Laois

Abbeyleix, an attractive little planned town laid out by an 18th century Viscount de Vesci on the site of an old monastery. Abbeyleix has a number of historical structures that are still standing such as ancient ring forts, burial grounds, early monastic buildings, Norman and medieval castles, and colonial estate houses.

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