Portarlington Post Cards exhibition Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm -5.30pm in Portarlington Library. An Exhibition of Ronnie Mathews postcards of Portarlington. Further details can be found on Contact E

Lea Castle Conservation Plan Update – on August 24, 8pm – 9pm at Portarlington Library. Contact E Tel- 057 8643751 W

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DeLorean DMC-12 on display on August 25- 10am – 5pm at Portarlington Library. Travel Back to the Future and see for yourself in all its stainless-steel glory an original DeLorean motorcar, which was manufactured in Belfast and made famous by Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown! This iconic motor car was originally manufactured by the DeLorean Motor Company in Northern Ireland in the early-1980s. The car on display was produced in Belfast in 1982. Contact E T 057-864 3751 W

Reptile Zoo – Tuesday August 22 at Mountmellick Library. This is a terrific opportunity to see at first hand the Irish National Reptile Zoo’s wonderful selection of reptiles and to learn about their lives, their habitats and the conservation of these fantastic creatures. Booking required. 10am- 11am Contact E Tel- 057-864 3751

Viking Living History – The Fingal Living History Society will show life in the Viking period through topics such as commerce and trade, weapons and warfare and they will also give us a general flavour of what life was like in a Viking household. Booking required. Wednesday August 23, 10-11ampm Mountmellick Library. Contact E Tel- 057-864 3751.

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Free Emo Court tours in costume on Sunday, August 20, 10am-5pm. Come join us for a free tour of Emo Court House with guides in historical costume. Contact E W

Nature Walk in Emo Court on Sunday, August 20, 12pm – 1:30pm. Explore the grounds of Emo Court for wildlife. Take part in a minibeast hunt and identify some common plants and animals. Fun and interesting for all the family.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet in Emo Court’s carpark. Wear suitable clothing for the Irish weather! Contact E Tel- 087-774 1846 W

Beekeeping Display on Sunday, August 20, 12pm – 4pm at Emo Court. Find out all about honey bees and beekeeping from the Dunamaise Beekeepers, in thebeautiful setting of the landscape gardens of Emo Court. Honey bees and other pollinators are a crucial part of Ireland’s biodiversity come and hear how you can help! Contact E Tel- 085-788 8976 W 

The majestic Emo Court. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Emo Court. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

‘Sin a Bhfuil’ at Emo Court on August 27, 2pm – 3pm. Young traditional musicians performing a selection of Irish music under the dome of Emo Court. Free tours of house included. Contact E W

The full guide to free, fun, family events happening across Laois for Heritage Week between Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 27 is available at Hard copies at County Hall and Laois Libraries.