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In Pictures: Fountains of Abbeyleix and prehistoric pottery in Mountrath at Heritage Week

Laois Heritage Week took place from August 13–21 in venues across the county.

It celebrated all the best of the built, natural and cultural Heritage of the county and the communities and individuals who look after it.

The theme for Heritage Week this year is “Biodiversity and Sustainability”.

Over the next few days, we will bring you pictures from all of the events that took place.

Up first, we have shots from an event called Fountains of Abbeyleix.

The story of the fountains was told by Brian Maher with a good crowd in attendance.

The second event here is prehistoric pottery in Mountrath.

Adults and children headed to Mountrath Library where they made some great pottery.

Photographer Alf Harvey was present at these events and you can check out his pictures below:

Fountains of Abbeyleix

The North Monastery Fountain during the Story of the Abbeyleix Fountains told by Brian Maher during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The attendance at Abbeyleix Heritage House for the Story of the Abbeyleix Fountains told by Brian Maher during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Brian Maher at the Story of the Abbeyleix Fountains told by Brian Maher during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Visiting The 2nd Viscount De Vesci Memorial at the Story of the Abbeyleix Fountains told by Brian Maher during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The North Monastery Fountain during the Story of the Abbeyleix Fountains told by Brian Maher during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Prehistoric Pottery Mountrath

Assistant Librarian Denise Kinsella with Donna Gilligan from Scéal Heritage Consultancy at Hands on History at Mountrath Library, making Prehistoric Pottery during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Hanna and Lilien Herczku at Hands on History at Mountrath Library, making Prehistoric Pottery during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Cáit Delaney with Molly and Callie Phelan at Hands on History at Mountrath Library, making Prehistoric Pottery during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Cadhla Free at Hands on History at Mountrath Library, making Prehistoric Pottery during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Seamus, Yasmine and Kyle Osborne at Hands on History at Mountrath Library, making Prehistoric Pottery during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Hands on History at Mountrath Library, making Prehistoric Pottery during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Sylvia, Alex and Alicja Rice at Hands on History at Mountrath Library, making Prehistoric Pottery during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Ruby Fitzpatrick at Hands on History at Mountrath Library, making Prehistoric Pottery during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Maria and Roisín Free at Hands on History at Mountrath Library, making Prehistoric Pottery during Heritage Week.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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