An old Gaelic County with everything from castles, to museums to iconic battle sites and country manors
This one day tour will bring you around the most land locked County in Ireland. Laois has a lot to offer with old monastic settlements to modern Manor Houses. The County boasts a strong culture of Irish history including Castles and Ancient Battle sites. The County is the home to The great Irish Giant Fionn Mc Cuamhaill.
The tour will start off visiting Abbeyleix Heritage House, then onto Donaghmore workhouse museum.
We will visit scenic places on the Sliabh Bloom mountains before travelling to Emo Court and then the Rock of Dunamise before finally visiting the magical Round Tower in Timahoe.
A great day in the Irish Countryside in store filled with stories.
Following collection we will head off towards Abbeyleix Heritage House, then Donaghmore Famine museum.
-the Slieve Bloom Mountain Range visiting local popular scenic sites--Glenbarrow waterfall, Ridge of Cappard and the "Cut".
- continue through Mountmellick to Emo Court (a wonderful Country Gentry House with RMS Titanic Connections)
- Visit the Grand Canal/River Barrow aqueduct in Vicarstown, continue for a Coffee break.
- Stop off at my home Village of Timahoe and visit the wonderful 6th Century Monastic settlement and 12th century Round Tower.
- Continue to the Rock of Dunamaise for wonderful panoramic views of this Beautiful Country, before returning to finish the tour in Portlaoise.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Midway Hotel Portlaoise. Junction 17 M7 Motorway.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Its an 8 hour tour however traffic could make it a 9 hour tour I have no problem f you dont!
Car to various locations then walking/light hiking to sites.
Modern clean large transportation with A/C and leg room.
I have access to larger vehicles depending on your group size. please contact for more details.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euro - To pay for meals, entrance fees (10 euro in total) and souvenirs
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Roghan is fabulous! He knows every little inch of Laois, as well as the surrounding counties. He did research ahead of time on what we wanted to do and see, and greeted us with a fully customized day of siteseeing. And even though he had a tour completely planned, he cheerfully changed it up when asked. It was such a treat to be driven around the midlands by someone so knowledgeable and charming. Roghan's passion for the culture & history of Laois is infectious, and now we love Laois too!