New book by Jack Carter

AN invaluable book for locals and tourists will be launched this week in Portlaoise.

AN invaluable book for locals and tourists will be launched this week in Portlaoise.

Dr Jack Carter will launch his new book ‘The Built Curiosities of Laois - Fifteen Tours’ in county hall tonight, Wednesday May 30 from 6.15pm.

The book, which is published by Laois Education Publishing, is a guide to Laois and a history of the county. Part of the proceeds will go to the Cuisle Centre.

Years of work have gone into the book which includes tour routes and numerous photographs.