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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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1 Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

3 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

Midway Map

Stay 2 nights and save 10%

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

2 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

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

4 The River Lee Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews

Western Road Map

Advance Purchase

The River Lee Hotel Cork makes for an ideal base for discovering the many charms of Cork with its deluxe accommodations, picturesque location and friendly attentive service. Guests at the chic... More

No water
It is a beautiful hotel in a great location. However on the day of check out there was no water in our room to shower, wash our teeth or use the toilet before we checked out. We didn't ring front...
23 Dec 2014

5 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 Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown offers excellent service and modern accommodation with traditional twist to make your stay an unforgettable... 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

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 the Bewleys Hotel Dublin Airport that offers an array of amenities and unmatched services to please your stay. GeneralBewleys Hotel Dublin Airport... 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

7 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, well-equipped and conveniently located spaces of Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge. While in this... 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

8 Red Cow Moran Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 10 reviews

Red Cow Complex Nass Road Map

5% Extra Off Advance Purchase Rates

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

Red Cow
Excellent Quality and service. Room was better than anticipated, food quality brilliant. Staff were all friendly and helpful and made sure that anything required was attended too.
19 Jun 2015

9 Ballsbridge Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 20 reviews

Pembroke Road, Map

Complimentary Wifi

Whether in the capital of Ireland for business or leisure, travellers find ideal base in the comfortable accommodations and accessible location of Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin. Tourists at this... More

Not a great experience!
The hotel is very busy so when you ask for service it does not meet expectations. I stayed for six nights and on the first night I reported that my in-room phone was not working. Subsequently, I...
6 Jul 2015

10 Imperial Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews


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Imperial Hotel Cork is a haven of tranquility located in the centre of Ireland's second city. Close to all shopping amenities and financial districts the hotel is an ideal place to relax after a... More

Ideal City Centre Hotel
Got the bus from the airport and walked around the corner from the bus station to the hotel, very easy checking it. No safe in the room which worried me. Room comfortable and clean, would stay...
1 Jul 2015
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