Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Portlaoise was originally established as the Fort of Maryborough in 1556 under the reign of Queen Mary, and many elements of its garrison past are still evident throughout the town. The town now has a large and growing commuter population availing of the rail and motorway connections to Dublin.
The old jail in Portlaoise town centre has been recently restored to create a multi-purpose arts centre, which regularly hosts a variety of cultural delights.
Just outside Portlaoise lies the Rock of Dunamaise, an ancient Celtic fortification that is reputed to have been mapped by Ptolemy in the 8th century. The view from the summit is spectacular and well worth the climb.
Course Type: Parkland
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- Portlaoise - Co Laois - Fridays
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre
Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park
- Heritage Golf Club, The
- Castlecomer Golf Club
- Tullamore Golf Club
- Kilkea Castle Golf Resort
- Esker Hills Golf Club
- Carlow Golf Club
- Gash Gardens
- Heywood Gardens
- Burtown House Gardens
- Delta Sensory Garden
Apps and Books
Georgina Campbell's Ireland for Romantic Weddings & HoneymoonsIreland Wedding & Honeymoon Guide - This is a highly selective guidebook to the very best o ...more...
Meals for All Seasons - The Best of Contemporary Irish Cooking (out of print, Hardback)This vintage cookbook is out of print and only available here. Georgina Campbell's outstanding a ...more...