Archaeology of Laois

This page will contain information on the archaeology of Laois and where to find further information. Updated information on the Heritage Council’s work in Laois can be viewed on the Heritage Council website.

Significant Archaeological finds in Laois and the surrounding areas include buildings, ruins, tombs, graves and sites where people lived or carried out industry. An example of which can be seen in this report.

Many archaeological monuments have been identified in Laois and recorded by the Archaeological Survey of Ireland. These are listed in the Record of Monuments and Places (RMP) for the County and are protected by law. These can be viewed on the Monument viewer

From the Laois Heritage department in Laois County Council:

Individual archaeological objects are also of great importance. As there is no county museum or designated repository in County Laois, all archaeological objects that are discovered should, by law, be deposited with the National Museum.

If you find any archaeological object, please contact the National Museum of Ireland as soon as possible.

The archaeology of Laois is described in the Archaeological Inventory of County Laois (1995), available in Laois  Branch Libraries, from bookshops or directly from Wordwell Books

Laois Heritage Society 2019
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