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Portlaoise, Co. Laois

A prosperous commercial point, principal town and administrative centre of the county, situated on the intersection of a number of national roads and on the main railway between Dublin / Cork and Limerick. Until independence in 1922 it was known as Maryborough. The present town was laid out in the eighteenth century and the main buildings date from then on.

On this page you can see a map of Portlaoise, see what's on in Portlaoise, find out how to get to Portlaoise, find things to see and do in Portlaoise, visit local websites for Portlaoise, find Hotels in Portlaoise, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Portlaoise, browse restaurants in Portlaoise.

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Rail to Portlaoise

Portlaoise, Co. Laois is served by Portlaoise.

Bus to Portlaoise

    • Kilminchy - Portlaoise:
      • Kilminchy - Portlaoise
    • Kilminchy - Rosenallis Church:
      • Kilminchy - Rosenallis Church
      • Rosenallis Church - Reary
    • Rosenallis Route 4
  • Bus routes operated by M&A Coaches:
    • 828:
      • Durrow
      • Josephines Urlingford
      • Laois Shopping Centre
      • Main Street
      • Midland Regional Hospital
      • Portlaoise Railway Station
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 124:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Portlaoise (Laois Shopping Centre N80)
      • Portlaoise (Meehan Court N80) - Dublin (Belfield)
    • 73:
      • Longford (Rail Station) - Waterford (Bus Station)
      • Waterford (Bus Station) - Longford (Rail Station)
    • X12:
      • Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12) - Limerick (Bus Station)
      • Limerick (Bus Station) - Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12)
  • Bus routes operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours:
    • 829:
      • Portlaoise - Tullamore Hospital via Portarlington
      • Tullamore Hospital - Portlaoise via Portarlinton
    • 830
    • 831:
      • Laois Shopping Centre
  • Bus routes operated by J.J.Kavanagh & Sons:
    • 825:
      • Carlow Coach Park
  • Bus routes operated by Kenneally's Bus Service:
    • 735:
      • Zone 14
  • Bus routes operated by Horans Coaches:
    • Mountmellick - Portlaoise:
      • Laois Shopping Centre
    • Portarlington - Portlaoise:
      • Laois Shopping Centre
  • Bus routes operated by Dublin Coach:
    • 726:
      • Laois Shopping Centre
      • Zone 14

Things to See and Do in Portlaoise

Gash Gardens

Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland
Situated on the banks of the River Nore, this garden incorporates a large rock garden with rare alpines, a heath garden, charming old style roses, splendidly colourful herbaceous borders, rhododendrons and an unusual tree and shrub collection. Visit the m

Portlaoise Rugby Club

Togher, Abbeyleix Road,, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Hotels in Portlaoise

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

Togher Roundabout, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
The Maldron Hotel is just off junction 17 of the M7 motorway, only 5 minute’s drive from Portlaoise town centre and O'Moore Park. It boasts a 20-metre pool, free Wi-Fi, free parking and a gym.

O O'Loughlins Hotel

Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Situated in Portlaoise town centre, O'Loughlins Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the train station and offers free Wi-Fi, free on-site parking and a nightclub.

Portlaoise Heritage Hotel Portlaoise Heritage Hotel

Jessop Street, Portlaoise, R32 KV20, Co. Laois
In Portlaoise town centre, a 5-minute walk from the train station, Portlaoise Heritage Hotel has free WiFi, a health and fitness club, Radiance Day Spa and a choice of restaurants and bars.

The Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise The Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise

Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
The Killeshin Hotel is one mile from Portlaoise and junction 16 off the M7 motorway. It offers a bistro, an indoor pool, hot tub, a gym and free parking. Rooms at the 4-star Killeshin all feature LCD TVs and large work desks.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Portlaoise

Ivyleigh House Ivyleigh House

Church Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
A Georgian town house conveniently located between Main Street and the railway station, Ivyleigh House in Portlaoise offers elegant bed and breakfast accommodation. There is free parking and Wi-Fi and a full Irish breakfast is served.

Restaurants in Portlaoise

Agora Ristornate Italiano Agora Ristornate Italiano

Kilminchy Court, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Asia Restaurant Asia Restaurant

1 Coote Street, Portlaoise, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Caffe Latte @ Dunamaise Arts Centre Caffe Latte @ Dunamaise Arts Centre

Lyster House, Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Cedarooms - Bar and Restaurant @ Killeshin Hotel Cedarooms - Bar and Restaurant @ Killeshin Hotel

Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois


Midway Foodcourt, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
THE BEST BREAKFAST AND COFFEE ON THE M7 at Midway, Junction 17 offering exquisite homemade artisan food and specialty coffees. Open from 7.30am 'til late.


77 Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Dragon Chinese Restaurant

Unit 1 Beck house, Kilbride Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Grellan Delaney and Sons Grellan Delaney and Sons

67 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland

Indian Prince Restaurant Indian Prince Restaurant

Kilminchy Court, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Kelly's Steakhouse@ Portlaoise Heritage Hotel

Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, Town Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Kelly's Steakhouse Portlaoise is a perfect combination of laid-back French bistro dining and steakhouse meaty goodness. The menu was carefully prepared to suit all tastes and palates. There's really something for everyone from Dry Aged Hereford Entre

Lucky Palace Lucky Palace

U3 Meehan House, James Fintan Lawlor Avenue, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Mayur Restaurant Mayur Restaurant

Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Relish Brasserie Relish Brasserie

67 Main Street, Port Laoise, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Relish strives to be the leading casual dining restaurant in Laois. This will be achieved through good value, great tasting food, impeccable service and a warm atmosphere.

Revies Restaurant

Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Royal China (Laois) Royal China (Laois)

Bank Place, Railway Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Seasons Restaurant (Portlaoise)

24A Market Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

The Square Meal The Square Meal

Market Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

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Pubs & Nightlife

Portlaoise Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Portlaoise