Where to stay around Laois?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17 holiday lettings near Laois. From 13 Bungalows to 13 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Laois for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Laois?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Laois. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • County Wexford: 241 holiday homes
  • County Wicklow: 99 holiday homes
  • Kilkenny: 36 holiday homes
  • Wicklow: 120 holiday homes
  • Meath: 104 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Laois! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Laois?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Laois. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Aghade Holed Stone: 78 holiday rentals
  • Grace's Courthouse: 47 holiday rentals
  • Carlow County Museum: 60 holiday rentals
  • Irish High Cross Kinnitty: 36 holiday rentals
  • Mount Wolseley Golf Club: 71 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Laois listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in County Laois also enquired about holiday homes in County Kilkenny, holiday homes in County Clare and country house / chateaus in County Meath

Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in County Laois, Ireland your home away from home

Located west of Dublin and north of Kilkenny, County Laois often gets passed over as visitors head for holiday rentals in Ireland’s better known beauty spots. However, County Laois is the location of two of Ireland’s finest gardens – Emo Court and Heywood - and the charming county town of Portlaoise is well worth a visit. The area’s long history is seen at the natural fortress of Dunamase. Visitors can enjoy the scenic hills and peaceful river valleys. County Laois is the perfect area to discover the “real” Eire.

Things to Do in County Laois

County Laois offers a beautiful landscape with gentle rolling hills and winding lanes which are made for exploring on foot, bicycle, horseback or by car. Part of the pleasure of a holiday rental in County Laois is exploring the local villages and pubs where excellent food and a pint of Guinness is accompanied by Irish music and the occasional impromptu singsong at the piano. Visit the gardens and stately homes or go sightseeing in Dublin, which is just an hour’s drive away.

Places to Visit in County Laois

Every tourist staying at a holiday cottage in County Laois should enjoy at least one of the county’s most lovely gardens. The Abbey Sense Gardens at Abbeyleix have a stunning herbaceous border, rose covered pergola and a fernery. Emo Court offers a tour of the fine stately home designed by James Gandon, who also built the Custom House and Four Courts in Dublin. Gash Gardens and Heywood Gardens also offer a tranquil day out surrounded by natural beauty. All the family will enjoy a trip to the 15th century Ballaghmore Castle between Roscrea and Borris-in-Ossory. Castle Durrow is one of the great stately homes of Ireland, built for the Flower family in the 18trh century. It is now a country house hotel with lovely walled gardens, an orchard and a walk to the “Leafy Loops”. The county town of Portlaoise is worth a visit. Just outside is the 1100 year old Dunamase Castle, the 12th century Round Tower in Timahoe and the Slieve Bloom Mountains and Forest Park. Make sure you allow time to explore Dublin as part of your visit to this beautiful country with its parliament buildings, literary connections, fine pubs and shopping along the River Liffey.

Weather in County Laois

Like much of Ireland, which is nicknamed the Emerald Isle for its lush greenery, County Laois has plenty of rain showers at any time of year. Summer temperatures reach an average 19°C (66°F) and winters are mild at around 8°C (46°F).

Travel to County Laois

Holiday rentals in the County Laois area are served by Dublin International (DUB) Airport which has regular flights from all over Europe, including low cost flights with Ryanair. The airport is 12km (& miles) north of the city centre.