Oliver J. Flanagan by Michael Loughman

Oliver J. Flanagan was for many years a divisive, controversial and at times eccentric figure in Irish politics. He was amongst the longest-serving T.D.s in the history of the state serving continuously from 1943 until 1987 for the Laois-Offaly constituency and for most of this period he was a member of Fine Gael. During his […]

The Mountmellick Sugar Factory

The Mountmellick Sugar Factory A talk by Laois Heritage Society President Teddy Fennelly and Roy Meredith, organised by Laois Heritage Society. This was the first attempt in Ireland to replace imported sugar cane by locally produced sugar beet in the middle of the 19th century. The Mountmellick venture, which was backed by some well-known personalities, […]

Laois Heritage Society 2019