County Laois, Ireland

County Laois, Ireland
County Laois is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Midlands Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It was formerly known as Queen's County (Irish: Contae na Banríona) until the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. The county's name was formerly spelt as Laoighis and Leix. Laois County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 80,458 according to the 2011 census - 20% higher than it was in the 2006 census which is the highest percentage population growth in the country.

Laois is the 23rd largest of Ireland’s 32 counties in area and 24th largest in terms of population. It is the seventh largest of Leinster’s 12 counties in size and tenth largest in terms of population. The county is landlocked and,uniquely, does not border any other county which touches the coast. It is therefore considered to be "the most landlocked county in Ireland, although County Roscommon is the geographical centre of Ireland.

Trails

Summary
Difficulty
Distance
Durrow and Environs Guide
Find the best attractions surrounding 30 miles of Durrow, County Laois.
Easy
Castle Durrow Grounds Guide
A leisurely stroll around a castle with a rich history.
Easy
0.8 mi/
1.3 km
Durrow Heritage Guide
Enjoy a leisurely stroll with surprises around this heritage village.
Easy
1.1 mi/
1.8 km
Dunmore Loop Guide
A fine walk through forest and over river in the heart of Ireland.
Moderate
9.0 mi/
14.5 km
Durrow Leafy Loop Guide
Enjoy a full 13.2 mile loop around the Durrow valley.
Moderate
13.2 mi/
21 km
South Laois Cycling Route C
Take a High Nelly bicycle around this memorable countryside trail.
Moderate
15.2 mi/
24 km
Kilamuck Bog Loop Walk
5.1 mile trail near Abbeyleix, Ireland
n/a
5.1 mi/
8.2 km
Collins Bog Walk Abbeyleix
2.8 mile trail near Abbeyleix, Ireland
n/a
2.9 mi/
4.7 km
Abbeyleix Fountain Trail
2.0 mile trail near Raheenabrogue, Ireland
n/a
2.0 mi/
3.2 km
Lords Walk Loop Abbeyleix
1.4 mile trail near Abbeyleix, Ireland
n/a
1.5 mi/
2.4 km
Guides
Durrow Leafy Loop Guide
Durrow Leafy Loop Guide
Durrow, County Laois, Ireland
 
Moderate: 13.2 miles, Half day
Enjoy a full 13.2 mile loop around the Durrow valley.
Durrow Guides
Durrow Guides
Durrow, County Laois, Ireland
 
Easy: Multiple days
Find all you'll need by foot, by High Nelly and by car in this hidden gem of Ireland.
South Laois Cycling Route C
South Laois Cycling Route C
Durrow, County Laois, Ireland
 
Moderate: 15.2 miles, Half day
Take a High Nelly bicycle around this memorable countryside trail.
Dunmore Loop Guide
Dunmore Loop Guide
Durrow, County Laois, Ireland
 
Moderate: 9.0 miles, Half day
A fine walk through forest and over river in the heart of Ireland.
Durrow Heritage Guide
Durrow Heritage Guide
Durrow, County Laois, Ireland
 
Easy: 1.1 miles, 1 hour or less
Enjoy a leisurely stroll with surprises around this heritage village.
Durrow and Environs Guide
Durrow and Environs Guide
Durrow, County Laois, Ireland
 
Easy: Multiple days
Find the best attractions surrounding 30 miles of Durrow, County Laois.
Castle Durrow Grounds Guide
Castle Durrow Grounds Guide
Durrow, Laois, Ireland
 
Easy: 0.8 miles, 1 hour or less
A leisurely stroll around a castle with a rich history.
Lords Walk Loop Abbeyleix
Lords Walk Loop Abbeyleix
Abbeyleix, Leinster, Ireland
1.4 mile trail near Abbeyleix, Ireland
Abbeyleix Fountain Trail
Abbeyleix Fountain Trail
Raheenabrogue, Leinster, Ireland
2.0 mile trail near Raheenabrogue, Ireland
Collins Bog Walk Abbeyleix
Collins Bog Walk Abbeyleix
Abbeyleix, Leinster, Ireland
2.8 mile trail near Abbeyleix, Ireland
Kilamuck Bog Loop Walk
Kilamuck Bog Loop Walk
Abbeyleix, Leinster, Ireland
5.1 mile trail near Abbeyleix, Ireland
Community Trips
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Old Mill Track, Glenbarrow
by ihbergin on Jul 28, 2012
Co Laois, Ireland
7.4 miles
Slieve Bloom Way
by ShannonRegionTrails on Nov 11, 2008
Letter Cross Roads, County Offaly, Ireland
52 miles
The Slieve Bloom Way is a circular route of some 84km, which takes you through the Slieve Bloom Mountains. There are a few rough and rugged sections; however, they rarely rise to high altitude and do not demand great stamina. A number of shorter looped walks (ranging from 1hr to 4hrs) start and finish at each of the trailheads and are more suitable for the occasional walker.  For more information visit www.shannonregiontrails.ie...
Ireland
by cassiezoo on Feb 14, 2009
Ballybrittas, County Laois, Ireland
2.5 miles
Ireland
by cassiezoo on Feb 14, 2009
Ballybrittas, County Laois, Ireland
1.1 miles
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Electric Picnic
by bfallon1980 on Sep 05, 2010
0.0 miles
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Silver River (Nature Trail) Walk
by markshaw on Sep 11, 2010
Cadamstown, Offaly, Ireland
4.2 miles
Cadamstown Nature Trail
by talktwomey on Apr 05, 2011
Cadamstown, Ireland
3.5 miles
Starting PointCar Park to Letter RoadStarting from the Village Car Park in Cadamstown Village, turn left, cross the Silver Ridge Bridge and follow the R421 road (signposted Kinnitty) around to the left past My Little Tea Shop. After 300m you reach a junction with the Letter Road from your left. Turn left Here.Letter Road to Tobar LughnaFollow this tarred road for over 1km to reach Tobar Lughna (a Holy Well) on your...
16/07/2011 18:20:09
by pounder2005 on Jul 16, 2011
Ireland
24 miles
18/08/2011 10:29:41
by pounder2005 on Aug 18, 2011
Ireland
6.4 miles
24/08/2011 09:46:00
by pounder2005 on Aug 24, 2011
Ireland
3.4 miles

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