I see the new Tourism Ireland ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’ initiative completely bypasses Laois. Yet again the forgotten county. Why are the OPW, Tourism Ireland & other agencies spending taxpayer’s money on Donaghmore Workhouse, Emo Court, Stradbally Steam Museum,Heritage House Museum, Heywood Garden, Abbeyleix Community Garden, Slieve Bloom-Laois Walks Festival, Rock of Dunamase, St. Fiacc’s Well and Aghaboe Abbey just to name a few of the wonderful attractions in our county if they don’t want anyone to visit them? Which of our elected Laois representatives attended this launch? And wasn’t embarrassed?