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Castletown

Contact Details Co. Laois, Castletown The castle from which this town takes it’s name was built in the 13th century, it was taken by the Fitzpatrick family and burned to the ground in 1600 to prevent the English seizing control

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Camross

Contact Details Co. Laois, Camross Camross is a pleasant village nestling close to Ard Erin-the highest peak in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Places of interest include:- The Poets Cottage This is a thatched cottage depicting the type of house, which

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Rosenallis

Contact Details Co. Laois, Rosenallis Rosenallis is a small village situated on the north east end of the Capard Ridge in the Slieve Bloom mountains. The name Rosenallis is derived from the gaelic Ros-Fionn-Glais (The wood of the clear stream).

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Coolrain

Contact Details Co. Laois, Coolrain About 7 kilometres from Mountrath, Coolrain is an historic village close to the ruins of the ancient monastery of Anatrim, which had associations with Saint Kavin. The well of Saint Kavin is also located nearby.

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Cadamstown

Contact Details Co. Offaly, Cadamstown Cadamstown or Baile Mac Adaim, situated at the Foothills of the Slieve Blooms, on the banks of the Silver River was at one time home to Charles O’Carroll whose Grandson was a signatory of the

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Clonaslee

Contact Details Co. Laois, Website: http://www.clonaslee.net Clonaslee A largely 19th century village, one of it’s finest buildings is the Catholic Church (1813), with it’s iron gates and gate piers oddly tucked in behind other buildings. The old Church of Ireland

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Kinnitty

Contact Details Co. Offaly Kinnitty The picturesque village of Kinnitty nestles at the foot of Knocknamann on the western slopes of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Knocknamann is the site where the Festival of Bealtaine was held in pre-Christian times. Saint

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Rock of Dunamaise

Contact Details Dunamaise, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Rock of Dunamaise Stunning views of the surrounding countryside make the towering Rock of Dunamase a strategic place to build a fortress. Through the centuries, warriors have fought to control this limestone outcrop, known

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Monaincha Abbey

Contact Details Monaincha, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Monaincha Abbey Monaincha sits on the Island in a lake. The lake has drained, but Mona Incha is still a wonderful place and one of the most picturesque ruins in Ireland. Indeed, it is

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Clonmacnoise

Contact Details Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge, West Offaly, Phone +353 (0)90 967 4195, Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.heritageireland.ie Clonmacnoise Monastic Site Regarded as one of the most important in Europe, Clonmacnoise is an Early Christian monastic site founded by St. CiarĂ¡n in the

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