Laois win big at National Heritage Awards.

Laois bagged two big wins at this year’s National Heritage Awards Congratulations to Teddy Fennelly who won the 2022 ‘Heritage Hero Award’ while the Biodiversity Award went to Birdwatch Ireland, in association with Kildare Bat Group and Laois Heritage Office.  The National Heritage Awards has recognised the enormous contribution of individuals and community groups across […]

Stradbally Steam goes Green!

Laois is leading the way to de-carbonise and re-fuel the Heritage Railways while keeping everything moving along! In September, Ireland saw the first passenger train to be hauled by a steam locomotive using a 100% renewable biomass-based coal substitute. This was on the Stradbally Woodland Railway, a short narrow-gauge line with steep gradients. Being in woodland, […]