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Portlaoise General Information

Although most visitors to Ireland stick to Dublin and the coasts, the midlands do unfurl some gems of note. The Slieve Bloom Mountains, for one, offer remarkably picturesque landscapes and hearty recreation for intrepid travellers on the go. Portlaoise, the county town of County Laois, is a superb gateway to the low, verdant mountain range.

Once a relatively sleepy hamlet, Portlaoise has gone through a dramatic growth spurt over the years, with the expansion of Dublin and increase in traffic congestion on the Dublin-Cork corridor. A mere 90 km southwest of the cosmopolitan Irish capital, Portlaoise is now a veritable commuter suburb. Home to some 15,000 people (town and environs), the municipality is not a high-demand tourist destination. That is not to say, however, that Portlaoise or County Laois are devoid of first-rate attractions. Aside from the obvious allure of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, other points of interest to consider include the Rock of Dunamase, Emo Court and Gardens, Stradbally Steam Museum and Poet’s Cottage. Portlaoise is also a bit of a golfer’s paradise, with numerous high-caliber, yet affordable, courses in the vicinity of town. So while Portlaoise may not be close to the coast or flush with flashy landmarks and museums, if you dig a bit, there is abundant bucolic charm on hand.

  • Rock of Dunamase
  • Emo Court and Gardens
  • Stradbally Steam Museum
  • Poet’s Cottage
  • Slieve Bloom Mountains
  • Heywood Gardens
  • Heritage Walks
  • The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort
  • The Heath Golf Club
  • Rathdowney Golf Club
  • The Club House Restaurant
  • Fiacri Country House Restaurant
  • Kellys Foundry Grillhouse
  • Kingfisher Restaurant
  • Spagos Italian Bistro
  • The Gate Bar & Restaurant
  • Molly’s Bar
  • The Charter Bar
  • The Gandon Inn
  • Kavanaghs Pub

Portlaoise has a temperate maritime climate, with moderate to heavy rainfall and temperatures between 3°C and 20°C for the year.

Hotels in Portlaoise

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From US$62

1 The Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Stay 2 nights get 3rd night free

The Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise is a friendly, quiet downtown hotel that welcomes you to enjoy the hospitality as well as facilities that make your stay a pleasant one. GeneralGuests travelling on... More

very pleasant staff
Excellent breakfast. Very clean in all areas even though a wedding was taking place.
21 Jul 2015
From US$55

2 Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

3 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

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A perfect place in the city of Portlaoise, the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise offers excellent services and convenient facilities for a relaxing stay. GeneralConference facilities are available for... More

A lovely hotel in a great location. Food court located close by, ut sad to see Subway had closed.
17 Nov 2013

3 Portlaoise Heritage Hotel

4 stars
3.0 / 5

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Designed to reflect style, planned with meticulous care to deliver service excellence, The Portlaoise Heritage Hotel has earned itself the reputation of being one of the most sought after Laois... More

From US$99

4 Clayton Hotel Leopardstown formerly Bewleys Leopardstown

3 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

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Whether for a business stay or a pleasure getaway, the Clayton Hotel Leopardstown formerly Bewleys Leopardstown offers excellent service and modern accommodation with traditional twist to make your... More

just o.k.
nice bar and restaurant, disappointed with room, not very clean, as well as bathroom,found few hair :-/ in bathtube. disgusted :-( NO KETTLE to make a nice cup of tea even it's BEWLEYS (if you know...
23 May 2014
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5 Red Cow Moran Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

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Red Cow Morans Hotel Dublin invites tourists to elegant accommodations conveniently located at the gateway to the Ireland provinces. Visitors at this Dublin hotel are within 10 kilometres to famous... More

Good hotel stay
We stayed for 5 days at this hotel and found the rooms very clean and comfortable. The downside was that it would be nice to have had a separate shower to cater for older people rather than having...
6 Aug 2015
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6 Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport formerly Bewleys Dublin Airport

3 stars
4.4 / 5 75 reviews

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FREE WiFi Access

Treat yourself to a new standard of excellence at Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport formerly Bewleys Dublin Airport that offers an array of amenities and unmatched services to please your stay. ... More

Not bad for a short stay
Comfortable and very well located. We will return for another stay when we are back in the country.
27 Jul 2015
From US$62

7 Clybaun Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 5 reviews

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Assuring courteous service and quality amenities, the Hotel Clybaun Galway prides itself as an ideal location for business and leisure travellers. GeneralHotel Clybaun Galway Galway features a... More

Great hotel
Hotel was perfect for our stay and staff and amenities was spot on. Look forward to returning.
14 Apr 2015
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8 Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge formerly Bewleys Ballsbridge

4 stars
4.6 / 5 24 reviews

Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Map

FREE WiFi Access

Whether in Ballsbridge for a business trip or a vacation, travellers find an ideal base in the comfortable, and conveniently located spaces of Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge formerly Bewleys... More

Lovely hotel
This is a lovely hotel. Our room on the ground floor was comfortable for two adults and two teenagers to relax before bedtime. The rooms appear to be recently decorated. The flat screen tv had 45...
29 Jul 2015
From US$96

9 Stillorgan Park Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

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Free Car parking, WiFi and Daily Newspaper

Welcome to Stillorgan Park Hotel Dublin, which provides impeccable service and state-of-the-art facility to ensure you have utmost comfort while your stay here. GeneralThe property offers you... More

Overnight stay
We had a very pleasant stay at the Hotel. Early Bird menu great choice. Nice wine list and very pleseant staff. Bed rooms snug and enviting All in all we would return.
30 Jun 2015
From US$71

10 The Regency Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 24 reviews

Swords Road, Whitehall Map

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The Regency Hotel Dublin is a convenient choice of accommodation for visitors to Dublin who are attending a concert or sporting event with Croke Park within easy walking distance of the property.... More

Hotel Horror
Avoid this hotel by any means. The room was overpriced and freezing cold with broken radiators which made it a very unpleasant experience and to add to this there were old smelly blankets thrown...
6 Oct 2014
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