Photo of Laois Walks Festival 2014 in Cullohill by Brian Maher.

LAOIS WALKS FESTIVAL 2018: The 17th Annual Laois Walk’s Festival started last Sunday, July 1st and continues for the whole month with twenty seven different walks to be explored and enjoyed. On this Tuesday evening there is a family walk at Ballinakill starting from the historic gardens and around the Masslough and Heywood estate. Meet up at Heywood Demesne entrance car park for a 7.30pm start. On Thursday night 5th July the Abbeyleix-Killamuck Bog loop will take place. Meet up at the Manor hotel for a 7.30pm start. Walkers are advised that registration takes place a half an hour prior to each walk and the fee is €2 per walk or €25 for a Festival ticket. Susan Lawlor is the Festival Co-ordinator and for more details you can contact Susan on (087) 2574477.