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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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The Seve Trophy match takes place at The Heritage in County Laois on September 27-30.
Quigley, who hails from County Laois town Timahoe, was earmarked by the Lions as a potential key position player.
The raids in County Laois, Ireland, come two months after we exposed the illegal trade in which puppies are bred in appalling conditions so they can be sold in Britain.
These have included operations at =Greenore, County Louth, at the Poolbeg Peninsula, Dublin, on wetlands in =County Waterford, at Ballymorris in County Laois and at Cullinagh, =Fermoy, in County Cork.
We will gig everywhere from Galway Arts (July 26) to Earagail Arts in Donegal (Sunday July 22) to headlining the wonderful Folly Festival (Cullahill Castle, County Laois July 20 and 21).
However, when County Laois trainer Shane Duffy dropped him to 7f two weeks ago he shaped well when keeping on for fifth behind the in-form Bluesbreaker.
In Mountrath, County Laois, Ireland, there is a sycamore that has hundreds of Irish pennies stuck in it.
After a day of serious shopping you'll want to put your feet up and relax, so why not treat yourself to a night at the luxurious Heritage Golf and Spa Resort in nearby Killenard, County Laois. With a selection of more than 70 spa treatments and packages to chose from, you have the opportunity to indulge in a world class spa experience.
Leigh-Ann Coffey, The Planters of Luggacurran, County Laois: a Protestant Community, 1879-1927, Maynooth Studies in Local History 68 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006, 64 pp., 9.95 [euro] paperback)
The great country mansions ranging from Regency Ballynegall in County Westmeath to the odd architectural hotchpotch of Stradbally Hall built by the Victorians in County Laois are shown in the photographs published by the Irish Tatler and Sketch between 1947-51.
Meanwhile, top cops in the Irish midlands are expressing concerns about the growing use of heroin in the County Laois town of Portlaoise.