Located in Ireland’s midlands region and within the province of Leinster, County Laois is regarded as one of the proud homelands of the Moore Clan given the county’s strong links to the area.
Top attractions in County Laois include the historic Rock of Dunamaise which is an Anglo-Norman fortification which commands stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Emo Court is another attractions worth visiting in this Moore Clan homeland of Co. Laois – a magnificent example of the neo-Classical style, reflecting the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which were first laid out in the 18th century and contain formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many very fine trees and shrubs.
Historic towns that should be included on your list of places to visit in Laois include Portarlingon, Abbeyliex, Stradbally (with its Steam Museum), Portlaoise and Borris-in-Ossory while no visit to the region would be complete without trekking the picturesque Slieve Bloom mountains.
County Louth is another part of Ireland which is synonymous with Moore family name given that the Earls of Drogheda were of the name Moore. Popular places to visit in this region include the historic towns of both Drogheda and Dundalk while the charming fishing village of Carlingford is always worth exploring. Top attractions in Louth include Knockabbey Castle & Gardens, County Museum Dundalk, Carlingford Heritage Centre and Ardee Castle.
County Kildare is another county which can be regarded as a homeland of the Moore Clan as the Earl of Drogheda had family property in the region including Moore Abbey at Monasterevin. The county of Kildare as whole is well-known for its horse racing with courses at The Curragh, Punchestown and Naas while many walks and trails exist in the area such as The Kildare Way and The Barrow Way. Other top attractions in Kildare include The Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, Castletown House, Newbridge Silverware and Kildare Town Heritage Centre.