Tourism


 

Emo Court

Emo Court

Welcome to the  picturesque County of Laois located in the heart of the Midlands. Often overlooked as a tourist destination but the county’s compact size makes it ripe for exploration. With so much to offer including a range of activities to its visitors from excellent golf courses to horse riding and fishing. Laois is also blessed with two fine rivers, the River Nore and the River Barrow both providing excellent angling. Hill walking and cycling are two other favourite pastimes, not to mention the glorious Slieve Bloom Mountains.The Laois Garden trail will showcase our beautiful gardens and the Laois Heritage Trail will guide you through the historic monuments and fine heritage of Co. Laois.

Orchid, Capard Wood

Orchid, Capard Wood

The Laois International Golf Challenge 2016 – Monday 16th May to Thursday 19th May 2016

Heritage Golf Club

The Laois International Golf Challenge is now in its 12th year and is a fourball betterball (any combination).  The 2016 Challenge will be played in Portarlington Golf Club, The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort Killenard, The Heath Golf Club and Mountrath Golf Club followed by entertainment each day.

There are competitions on each day and the top 20 teams with the best accumulated scores over the three days will play the grant final at the magnificent Heritage Golf & Spa Resort Seve Ballesteros course.  (Normal breakdown of ties applies).  Accumulated scores will not carry forward to final day.  Non qualifiers will play another competition in Mountrath Golf Club on the final day.

Individual Golfers and Golfing Societies are invited to take part in Individual Days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  This is ideal for Golfers who cannot commit to the 4 days but wish to enjoy the atmosphere and a chance to win prizes.

The Launch of The Laois International Golf Challenge 2016 held on 5th February 2016 in The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard.

The Organising Golf Committee , Visiting Captains and Lady Captains and Presidents of participating Clubs , Clr. Catherine Fitzgerald ( Cathaoirleach ) and John Mullholland ( Chief Executive - Laois Co. Council )at the Launch of the Laois International Golf Challenge at the Heritage Golf & Spa Resort , Killenard . Photo: Michael Scully - no reproduction fee ) .

The Organising Golf Committee , Visiting Captains and Lady Captains and Presidents of participating Clubs , Clr. Catherine Fitzgerald ( Cathaoirleach ) and John Mullholland ( Chief Executive – Laois Co. Council )at the Launch of the Laois International Golf Challenge at the Heritage Golf & Spa Resort , Killenard .
Photo: Michael Scully