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(all: lāsh, lēsh), county (1991 pop. 52,325), 664 sq mi (1,720 sq km), central Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Port Laoise (Maryborough). A part of the central plain of Ireland, Laoighis is generally level, except for the Slieve Bloom Mts. in the northwest, which is the site of several forestry plantations. The Barrow and the Nore are the chief rivers. Agriculture (wheat, barley, and sugar beets) and dairy farming are the main occupations. Industries include woolens, woodworking, and pharmaceuticals.
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Kilvahan Caravans are based in the hilly farmland of County Laois and delightful routes run through the Nore River Valley against a backcloth of the majestic Slieve Bloom mountains.
DEWHURST Stakes winner Tobougg is to continue his stallion career at Alastair Pim's Anngrove Stud in County Laois.
Mick and Ann Malone say they cannot understand why the road in County Laois has not been improved.
Bainbridge shot his 61-year-old mother Patricia in the back last May at the family home in Mountrath, County Laois.
COUNTY LAOIS trainer Dennis Smyth has his bitch Donanes Facebook in terrific form at the moment and she bids for a fifth success on the bounce when contesting the first semi-final of the Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial Oaks at Newbridge this evening.
The latest group to be freed included three men convicted after the 1996 discovery of a plant making mortars and timing units for large bombs in County Laois.
County Laois trainer Shane Duffy has managed to get the best out of Faranadooney, a recent winner over hurdles who reverts to the Flat in the Collierstown Handicap (4.
But he did get the support of his home county Laois.
The latest group being freed, all from Dublin, included three men convicted after the 1996 discovery of a plant for the manufacture of mortars and timing units for large bombs in County Laois.
00 Stradbally, County Laois Good to firm (firm in places) first race 2.
5340 hectares shown as plans 17DD, 11, 9, 2 edged RED on the registry map (OS MAP Ref 22/7) and a plot of ground being part of the townland of Aghaboe and Baroney of Clarmallagh containing 4,4060 Hectares shown as Plans 4 edged RED on the registry map (OS MAP Ref 22/8) and being the property comprised in Folio 1318F of the Register County Laois are to enter their claims at the Examiners Office, Four Courts, Dublin 7 on or before the 30th of September, 2011 and to prove such claims by affidavit on or before the same day or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said order.
William Treacy, from Ballybrophy in County Laois, has spent over four years writing to politicians in Brussels and Dail Eireann "seeking justice for his horses", as he puts it, and trying to get the onus on racehorse welfare placed on racing's authorities.