Wednesday, September 04, 2019

CATHAOIRLEACH of Laois Co Council Willie Aird launched a new publication about the heritage of Co Laois in Heath House on Thursday night last.

The Heritage Guide to the Heath by Dr Eoin Sullivan is published by Wordwell Books as part of the Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide series funded by the Heritage Council and Laois Co Council.

Michael Parsons (chairman of Laois Heritage Council) speaking at the launch of The Heath Heritage Guide at Heath House
Photo: Michael Scully

The guide aims to explore and draw attention to the importance of the archaeology of the Heath, in particular the Bronze Age and Iron Age funeral monuments known as ring barrows. It is illustrated with a map, photographs and an original reconstruction drawing by artist Dave Pollock.

“We were delighted to partner with the Heritage Council in supporting the publication of this guide, which we hope will be a major source of information for local historians of Laois in the coming years and is likely to inspire and assist in much new research on the county,” said Catherine Casey, heritage officer with Laois Co Council. Heritage Guide to the Heath by Dr Eoin Sullivan is published by Wordwell Books and Archaeology Ireland. It is available online from wordwellbooks.com/Laois for €5.

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By Harry Shorthose
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