Laois County Council-owned buildings


‌Donaghmore Workhouse Dining Hall

With the assistance of grant aid from Laois Partnership a major conservation project on the former Dining Hall at Donaghmore Workhouse was completed in 2014. The building is now open to the public as part of the Donaghmore Museum experience, to interpret what life would have been like for inhabitants on the 19th Century Workhouse

Donaghmore Workhouse Dining Hall

Donaghmore Workhouse Dining Hall

  

Durrow Courthouse

In partnership with the local community, and with the assistance of the Heritage Council, Laois County Council undertook conservation and refurbishment work at Durrow Courthouse. The building now houses the town’s library and a comunity museum and meeting space.

 

 

Built Durrow Courthouse

Durrow Courthouse

 

Mountmellick Courthouse

Following conservation work, the Courthouse in Mountmellick now houses Laois County Council offices and the town Library.

Mountmellick Courthouse

Mountmellick Courthouse

 

Clonaslee Heritage Centre

The former Church of Ireland in Clonaslee was conserved and converted by Laois County Council in partnership with the local community, and is now a community-run facility, heritage centre and community meeting space.

 

Built CoI Clonaslee

 

 

Other buildings

Abbeyleix Market House, has been conserved and refurbished as a library for the town. Other buildings of architectural importance in the ownership of Laois County Council will be conserved and revitalised on a rolling programme, as funds permit.