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Laois Heritage Society set to host talk on how the Famine impacted Laois


The Laois Heritage Society are set to present the next installment in the line-up of their Spring talks.

‘New Perspectives on the Great Famine in County Laois’ by Dr. Ciarán Reilly will take place later this month.

Dr Ciarán Reilly is an historian of 19th and 20th Century Irish History at the Department of History, Maynooth University.

He is also Assistant Director of the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates.

Dr Reilly is author of a number of books on the Great Irish Famine including Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine (Dublin, 2014); The Irish Land Agent, 1830-1860: the case of King’s County (Dublin, 2014) and John Plunket Joly and the Great Famine in King’s County (Dublin, 2012).

His is also co-editor of The Land Agent (Edinburgh, 2019) and Dublin and the Great Irish Famine (Dublin, 2022)

The talk will be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Balcony Theatre Mountmellick, Thursday, March 23 at 8pm.

All are welcome and Laois Heritage Society are always open to new members joining. Entry fee is €3 or fee for members.

For more information, you can contact laoisheritagesociety@gmail.com.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.