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Local Attractions

The town of Portlaoise is a well-established tourist destination spot with a number of attractions making it an ideal place to visit every year. Portlaoise is gaining popularity as a place worth visiting on the outskirts of Dublin, in particular it is the perfect stopover for anyone driving between the capital and Limerick. There are many local attractions to see in Portlaoise and they include the following. 

Rock of Dunamase
Rock of Dunamase
The single most popular sightseeing attraction around Portlaoise are the ruins of an ancient fortress at the Rock of Dunamase just 10km from more
Slieve Bloom Mountains
Slieve Bloom Mountains
The Slieve Bloom Mountains are among the major attractions located outside of Portlaoise linking Offaly & Laois,
Portlaoise Downs Town Park
Portlaoise Downs Town Park
The town park is a relatively new addition to the town.
O'Moore Park
O'Moore Park
O'Moore Park is home to the Laois Hurling & Football Teams and located just 15 minutes from us here at Portlaoise Heritage Hotel.
Donaghmore Famine Workshop
Donaghmore Famine Workshop
Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum is a unique attraction in Co. Laois and located approx. 30 minutes from us here at the Portlaoise Heritag more
Dunmaise Arts Centre
Dunmaise Arts Centre
Dunmaise Arts Centre, located just 2 minutes from us in Portlaoise town features a varying line-up of events throughout the year to suit all more
Emo Court & Gardens
Emo Court & Gardens
A neo-classical mansion which features magnificent gardens located approx. 15 minutes from us here at The Portlaoise Heritage Hotel.
Timahoe Round Tower
Timahoe Round Tower
An extraordinary carved doorway makes this the most elegant round tower in Ireland.
Japanese Gardens & Irish National Stud
Japanese Gardens & Irish National Stud
Renowned throughout the world. Includes The Stud Farm, Japanese Gardens, St Fiachra's Garden and Horse Museum.
Charleville Castle
Charleville Castle
Charleville Castle is a Gothic style castle located in Tullamore approx. 40 minutes from us here at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel.
Heywood Gardens
Heywood Gardens
Heywood Gardens is the site of two garden types - the great park and the small interlocked formal gardens.
Tullamore Dew
Tullamore Dew
Tullamore Dew is a must visit while staying with us at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel.