Visit the Fantastic Replica of a Traditional Cottage in Co Laois

Attention all history lovers! Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? If so, make sure you visit the Poets Cottage in Co Laois on your next day off! This little cottage aims to give visitors an insight into what life was like for Irish people throughout the 1800s. This specific cottage is aptly named after a local poet, who lived in the area, named Patrick Ryan.

Where can I visit a traditional Irish Cottage?

Since these cottages were common all across the country from the 1700s until recently, the island is scattered with them. An accurate description of what life was like in these cottages can be seen at the Poets Cottage in Co Laois.

Visitors are encouraged to attend to the cottage, to truly bear witness to the life people lived in rural Ireland. With bedrooms on either side of the cottage, and a central “Hearth” where people spent their recreational time, often around an open fire. This open fire was where the life of the house centred around, and where most meals were cooked. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your next day off and visit the Poet’s Cottage in Co Laois!

  • Perfect for families.
  • Located close to the town of Portlaoise.
  • Near public transport.

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