Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dunamaise Arts Centre – Wed 7th May 2014photo of Forgotten Famine People of the Queen’s County: 1845-1850

This documentary film rolls back the mists of time and tells the tragic story of the Great Famine in Laois.

In August 1845, potato blight struck Ireland, and the most devastating famine of modern times began. Laois, then Queen’s County, lost one quarter of her people. The neighbours and friends of our ancestors died in their hovels, on the sides of our roads and in the workhouses. Many fled across the sea, never to return.

Accompany the students of Portlaoise College on a journey of discovery as they visit local sites, interview historians and dig into the archives. This documentary will intrigue anyone with a passion for history or an interest in our county.

For more information and booking please click on:  Dunamaise Arts Centre




Zumba classes for parents of

Portlaoise College students. 

When: Friday 9th May 2014

              Friday 16th May 2014

              Friday 23rd May 2014 

Time: 9:30-10:30am 

Place: Stage area 

To reserve your place contact Sinéad Boland,

HSCL Co-ordinator

on 087 1777847