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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.

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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