It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home.
Laois Heritage Office is delighted to offer a free online course delivered by Irish Heritage School that will take you step-by-step through the available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of the geological, archaeological, and historical events that happened close to where you live. While the course will look at examples from throughout Ireland, it will focus on the geology, archaeology and history of Laois. As such the course is aimed toward local people (who will be given preference for available course places) who are enthusiasts of natural and cultural heritage.
The course will be delivered through five online tutorials every Tuesday and Thursday over two and a half weeks in September. It will begin by looking at the very bedrock under your feet, examining the geological processes and glacial events that shaped the landscape and formed the soils. The course then focuses on the impacts of humans on that landscape over time, from pre-history to the last century.
For information and to book visit: https://laois.ie/know-your-locality/
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.