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County Laois is landlocked county located in the midlands in the province of Leinster. It is considered to be the most landlocked county in Ireland as it does not border any other county with a sea coast. County Laois has a wealth of historic houses and heritage towns which were influenced by Queen Marys reign in 1556 and by the Quakers and Huguenots who settled in the county in the 1690s. Between 1556 and 1920 Laois was officially known as "Queen's County" and despite the name change to County Laois in 1922 on a sale of land in the county the relevant title deeds are still updated as being in Queen's County. Portlaoise is the county town of Laois and was originally established as the Fort of Maryborough in 1556 under the reign of Q...

Household In Laois

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One Person

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Couple without Children

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Couple with Children

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Single Parent

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Resident Age

Under 1616-3435-4950-6465+10%20%0%28%26.0027.0022.0015.0010.0022.0028.0022.0016.0012.00LaoisNational
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House Age

Before 19191919-19601961-19801981-2000After 2000Not Stated10%20%30%0%39%11.0010.0014.0022.0039.004.009.0015.0020.0025.0026.005.00LaoisNational
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Housing Type In Laois

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