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Castle in Portarlington

Lea Castle

About 4km east of town are the ivy-covered ruins of 13th-century Lea Castle, on the banks of the River Barrow that divides Laois from Offaly. The castle consists of a fairly intact towered keep with two outer walls …
Church in Portarlington

St Paul's Church

The 1851 St Paul’s Church, on the site of the original 17th-century French church, was built for the Huguenots, some of whose tombstones stand in a corner of the churchyard. Most of the wealthier Huguenots had left …