Laois, one of Ireland’s most interesting counties, is also one of its least discovered. To help visitors and long-time residents explore Laois, this guide offers information on the sites that make up the Heritage Trail. If you are interested in castles, the Rock of Dunamase is the place to begin. Wildlife lovers and sportsmen should visit the Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum. Architecture buffs might want to start at Emo Court, while those who love fine handwork should head straight for the museum in Mountmellick. At several of these sites, works from the county’s Sculpture Trail prove that the creative energy that shaped Laois is as vibrant as ever. This Heritage Trail is only the beginning. More than 1,000 monuments and places of historical interest have been identified in Laois.So set off down one of the county’s winding roads. The more you explore, the more you will find!