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County Laois, Ireland

county laoisPortlaoise means the fortress of Laoiseach Ceannmore, a relation of the Red Branch Knights. During the Laois/Offaly Plantations Laois became known as the 'Queen's County'. Set in the rolling midlands of Ireland, County Laois offers the visitor a multitude of places to visit and things to do. Emo Court and Gardens date from the Georgian era and it is one of the most remarkable houses in Ireland.

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