Portarlington, Ireland

The Story of Portarlington

The Story of Portarlington

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12 tour stops

1

Introduction

Thank you for downloading the Abarta Audioguide to the heritage town of Portarlington

10 min
2

The Market Square

The Market Square is at the centre of the town, and was the setting for public events

5 min
3

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's was rebuilt in 1857 on the site of the original Huguenot Church

8 min
4

Arlington House

The handsome Arlington House was built for Daniel le Grande de Petit Bosc in 1712

5 min
5

The Barrow Bridge

The story of the River Barrow

3 min
6

Kilmalogue House

An important example of Portarlington's unique architectural heritage

3 min
7

St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church

The Church was constructed in 1842

3 min
8

The Main Street

The story of the buildings along the Main Street of Portarlington

3 min
9

The People's Park

The People's Park

3 min
10

The Elm's and the East End Hotel

The Elms is another example of Portarlington's beautiful late-Georgian architecture

4 min
11

Kilnacourt House

Kilnacourt House is another fine example of Georgian architecture

4 min
12

Conclusion

Thank you for downloading this Abarta Audioguide to Portarlington

4 min

Overview

Our free to download audioguide will lead you through Portarlington, to help you to discover the origins of the town and hear stories about how Portarlington became known as the Paris of the Midlands. Portarlington has many hidden gems and stories to discover, from Jonathan Swift being inspired to write his classic Gulliver's Travels while staying in the town, to the story of how Portarlington gained a reputation as a centre of education and learning.

Portarlington was established in the 1600s and grew to accommodate French Huguenot refugees; over two hundred years later it again provided a safe sanctuary for more refugees that were fleeing the horror of World War I. Throughout the history of this fascinating town there have been stories of economic prosperity and decline. This audioguide was produced in conjunction with Laois County Council, Laois Partnership and Laois Tourism.

Itinerary 3.0 km / 53 min

Offline map included

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