A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

Pictures of Laois and the Midlands


Slieve Bloom Mountains, Laois/Offaly.

Slieve Blooms

Rosenallis Cross Slabs, Laois.


Cullahill Castle, Laois.

Cullahill Castle


Roscrea Friary, North Tipperary.


Brownshill Portal Dolmen (Circa 2000-3000 B.C.), Carlow.

PortalDolmen, Brownshill

Castledermot 13th Century Friary, Kildare.



Medieval Romanesque Archway, St. James Church of Ireland, Castledermot, Kildare. 


 Inscription and Ogham, Roundtower, Clonmacnoise, Offaly.




Leap Castle, Offaly

Leap Castle

Damer House and Castle, Roscrea, North Tipperary. 

Roscrea Castle

Timahoe Roundtower, Ruins and Church, Timahoe, Laois. 

Timahoe RoundTower

Timahoe Round Tower

Timahoe Round Tower

Straboe Church and Cross Slab (Shaen), Laois.

Straboe, Shaen

Straboe Church,Shaen

 Main Street, Stradbally, Laois.

Stradbally, Laois

Clonaslee Cross Slabs, Laois.


Portarlington Public Park, Laois/Offaly.


Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Offaly.

Charleville Castle, Tullamore

Charleville Castle,Tullamore

Ballyadams Castle, Laois.

Ballyadams Castle

Dysart Enos, Laois.

Ratheniska,Dysart Enos, Laois

Ballyragget Castle, Kilkenny.

Ballyragget Castle, Kilkenny

 Our Strava Group Here :


I stand before the Book of Ballymote,

The Book of Leinster, the Leabhar Breac,and last,

That oldest, Leabhar na hUidhre -- tomes that hold

My people's history in a thousand ranns:

I cannot read a word.

I do not know the tongue my fathers spoke,

I cannot sing the songs my fathers sang.

I cannot read the books my fathers wrote;

Treasure on treasure in my eager hands:

I cannot read a word.

The tables of my race are here: old lore

And tale; poems our bards were proud to chant to chiefs...

How dare I name me Irish Poet?

Here is my heritage, and here I stand:

I cannot read a word.

Pádraig Ó Broin

1908 - 1967