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County Laois Information

County Laois as a landlocked county and is surrounded by Offaly, Kildare, Wicklow, Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary. The County is largely surrounded by bog and rivers, the Barrow and Nore.

The richness of history in County Laois is demonstrated by the amount of historical sites located in the County. Over 1000 historical sites and monuments and sites are located in County Laois, ranging from the sites of Neolithic farmers to Christian monuments.

Other Points of Interest

- English confiscated the lands in the 17th century
- One of the first areas in Ireland to be planted by English and Scottish natives

Estimated Population & Land Area.

The estimated population of Laois is 52,798 at the last census. The Land area of Laois is 664 sq miles.

Major Towns

- Portarlington
- Mountmellick
- PortLaoise
- Castletown
- Durrow

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