County Laois

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County Laois is a county in Ireland.
The former "King's County" and "Queen's County" were exceptions; these are now County Offaly and County Laois, respectively.

Osraige

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By the first century AD, the western third of Laois was part of the Kingdom of Ossory.
Osraige (Old Irish) or Osraighe (Classical Irish), Osraí (Modern Irish), anglicized as Ossory, was a medieval Irish kingdom comprising what is now County Kilkenny and western County Laois, corresponding to the Diocese of Ossory.

Laois County Council

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Laois County Council is the local authority for the county.
Laois County Council (Comhairle Contae Laoise) is the authority responsible for local government in County Laois, Ireland.

Clonaslee

Their burial mounds remain in Clonaslee and Cuffsborough.
Clonaslee is a village in north County Laois, Ireland, situated in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains on the R422 Mountmellick to Birr road.

Loígis

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The modern county takes its name from Loígis, a medieval kingdom. Loígis was the subject of two Plantations or colonisations by a mix of Scottish and English settlers.
County Laois derives its name from Loígis, although the present county encompasses baronies that were not traditionally part of the territory of Loígis.

Mountrath

The Synod of Rathbreasail that established the Irish dioceses was held near Mountrath in 1111, moving the Church away from its monastic base. All major traffic bottlenecks in Laois such as Abbeyleix and Mountrath have been bypassed following the opening of the M7/M8 tolled motorway project in May 2010.
Mountrath (, which means "Precinct of the Ringfort") is a small town in County Laois, Ireland.

Portarlington, County Laois

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They also built stone fortresses, such as Lea Castle, just outside Portarlington.
Portarlington, historically called Cooletoodera (from ), is a town on the border of County Laois and County Offaly, Ireland.

Midlands Region, Ireland

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It is located in the south of the Midlands Region and is also located in the province of Leinster, and was formerly known as "Queen's County."
It consists of the territory of the counties of Laois, Offaly and Westmeath.

Synod of Ráth Breasail

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The Synod of Rathbreasail that established the Irish dioceses was held near Mountrath in 1111, moving the Church away from its monastic base.
Rathbreasail is near Mountrath, County Laois, a suitably central place for such an important meeting, however the location of the Synod is not certain and sites in counties Armagh, Laois, Tipperary and Cork have been suggested as possible locations.

Slieve Bloom Mountains

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St. Ciarán of Saighir (called "The Elder" to distinguish him from the younger St. Ciarán of Clonmacnoise) founded his monastic habitation in the western Slieve Bloom Mountains as the first bishop of Ossory, reputedly before St. Patrick.
The Slieve Bloom Mountains stretch from near Roscrea in the south west to Rosenallis in the north west forming a link between County Laois and County Offaly.

Upper Ossory

Upper Ossory (Osraighe Uachtarach ) was an administrative barony in the south and west of Queen's County (now County Laois) in Ireland.

Cullenagh

Cullenagh or Cullinagh (Cuileannach ) is a barony in County Laois (formerly called Queen's County or County Leix), Republic of Ireland.

Ballyadams

Ballyadams (Baile Adaim ) is a barony in County Laois (formerly called Queen's County or County Leix), Republic of Ireland.

Abbeyleix

Abbeyleix, Ireland
All major traffic bottlenecks in Laois such as Abbeyleix and Mountrath have been bypassed following the opening of the M7/M8 tolled motorway project in May 2010.
Abbeyleix is a town in County Laois, Ireland, located around 14 km south of the county town of Portlaoise.

River Barrow

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It was shired in 1556 by Queen Mary as Queen's County, covering the countries of Leix (Loígis), Slewmarge, Irry, and that part of Glimnaliry on the southwest side of the River Barrow.
The source of the River Barrow is at Glenbarrow in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Laois.

Cashel Man

The body of Cashel Man indicates that ritual killing took place around 2000 BC.
Cashel Man is a bog body from the Cúl na Móna bog near Cashel in County Laois, Ireland.

Aghaboe

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Aghaboe is a hamlet in County Laois, Ireland.

Maryborough West

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Maryborough West or West Maryborough (Port Laoise Thiar ) is a barony in County Laois (formerly called Queen's County or County Leix), Republic of Ireland.

Stradbally (barony)

Stradbally
Stradbally (An Sráidbhaile ) is a barony in County Laois (formerly called Queen's County or County Leix), Republic of Ireland.

Arless

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Arles or Arless (historically Ardlisse, from ) is a village in County Laois, Ireland.

Maryborough East

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Maryborough East or East Maryborough (Port Laoise Thoir ) is a barony in County Laois (formerly called Queen's County or County Leix), Republic of Ireland.

Upper Woods

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Upper Woods or Upperwoods (An Choill Uachtarach ) is a barony in County Laois (formerly called Queen's County or County Leix), Republic of Ireland.

Clarmallagh

Clarmallagh (Clár Maí Locha) is a barony in County Laois (formerly called Queen's County or County Leix), Republic of Ireland.

Ballybrittas

Ballybrittas is a small village in the northeast of County Laois, Ireland situated on the R445 about 5 km SE of Monasterevin, County Kildare.

Plantations of Ireland

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Loígis was the subject of two Plantations or colonisations by a mix of Scottish and English settlers.
The first such scheme was the Plantation of King's County (now Offaly) and Queen's County (now Laois) in 1556, naming them after the new Catholic monarchs Philip and Mary respectively.