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A fun and informative new audio trail has been released for County Laois

A fun and informative new audio trail has been released for County Laois. Produced by Abarta Audioguides in conjunction with Laois County Council, Laois Partnership and Laois Tourism; The Laois Monastic Trail will lead you around the beautiful landscape of County Laois to discover the remains of ancient churches and monasteries and to hear stories of saints and sinners at the dawn of Christianity in Ireland. On our tour you will discover wonderful historical sites like Aghaboe Abbey, Clonenagh, Coolbanagher, Timahoe with its famous round tower and Killeshin; one of the most beautiful Romanesque sites in Ireland.

The audioguide comes with written directions to help you find your way around the lovely countryside of County Laois.

The audio guide is available to download as a MP3 album free of charge from—Monastic—Trail. Or download directly to your Apple or Android smartphone as a free audiovisual app complete with maps. Simply download the free Guidigo app from the App Store to access audio guides from around the world, and search under Laois to find the Monastic Trail. Please see here for a preview