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Local Attractions

There are so many Things to Do in the Portlaoise area. We have included some of our favourite Local Activities below.

Horse Riding

For the experienced horse rider or just the eager novice County Laois offers the perfect landscape and terrain, ideal for trekking throughout the scenic Slieve Blooms. Take a tour of the county for a week in a horse drawn caravan, or learn to horse ride Western style. Perfect for that alternative team building event also.

Horse Racing

Enjoy the thrill of horseracing at the nearby courses of the Curragh (approx 30 mins drive), Naas (approx 40 mins drive) and Leopardstown (approx 1 hour drive)


The best paintball centre in Ireland, Supershot Paintball is based in Laois. They are dedicated to giving you a fun filled and safe experience that you will never forget. They cater for Stags and Hens, corporate team building and families, with the ability to cater for large and small groups.

Walking Trails

The Slieve Bloom Mountains/Environment Park offer some of the best walking opportunities in Ireland, whether you want just a leisurely stroll or you are looking for a more challenging hill-walk. This peaceful retreat has a wide variety of mapped walks to suit every type of walker.

Rock of Dunamase

The Rock of Dunamase is locate approx 10 minutes from us here at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel and a must visit attraction.