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Portlaoise has long been well know as the commercial, retail and arts centre of the Midlands. The Killeshin Hotel has been welcoming guests to the area for over 50 years and it is the perfect location to set off from when exploring all Laois and the neighboring counties attractions has to offer. From scaling the ancient ruins of The Rock Of Dunamase to touring the beautiful gardens of the elegant Emo Court and Parklands you will have endless options to fulfil your getaway. Explore the walkways of Abbeyleix Bog or Heywood Gardens and visit the historic Timahoe Round Tower, all within minutes of the hotel. Why not catch a show in the Dunamaise Arts Centre and enjoy dinner and drinks in the many restaurants and bars the town has to offer. There are a range of attractions close  to the Killeshin Hotel and below we are going to highlight some of our most popular recommendations to help you get the most from your break.


At The Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise, in the Heart of the O’Moore County, we are at the centre of an array of attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained whatever the weather. We want to make your trip to the Midlands one to remember! Take a look at some of what Portlaoise has to offer …

Adventure out to the cascading Glenbarrow Waterfalls, get a slice of local history at the Rock of Dunamase, or take in your surroundings at the neo-classical mansion and 20 acre lake at Emo Court, you won’t be short of fun activities to do on a Family Holiday, Girly Getaway or Romantic Break in County Laois!

Ireland's Ancient East

Explore Ireland’s Ancient East and enjoy luxury and comfort during your family adventures. The Killeshin Hotel is the perfect starting point with amazing attractions within easy driving distance of our doors.
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There are some fantastic shopping hot spots within travelling distance of the hotel, including the famous Kildare Village
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Family Fun

Plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy.
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SOLAS Eco Garden Centre

Explore this unique garden centre with farmers market every Saturday
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Golf Courses

There are some stunning park land courses in the local area. Perfect for the Golf lover.
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Cultural Attractions

Explore some amazing cultural attractions or come to Irelands Ancient East and you’ll find 5000 years of history telling some fantastic stories.
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There a number of high quality racecourses within an easy travelling distance of the Killeshin Hotel. The Curragh, Punchestown and Naas Racecourse to name but a few.
All of these racecourses are just between 20 and 40 minutes drive from the hotel just off the M7
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National Events

We have great packages available for some big annual events such as The National Ploughing Championships and Electric Picnic
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Bars & Restaurants

Check out some of the amazing bars and restaurants in the area. Perfect for a night out on the town.
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