Paper Crafting With Pat Byrne

Local artist Pat Byrne will teach you how to create a collage of one of Laois’s most iconic heritage sites, the Rock of Dunamase.

As part of this pre-recorded workshop, Pat will also be creating 25 paper crafting collage kits for those who would like to take part. This will be for children aged 9-12 years.
The video will run for approximately 8-12 minutes and will give a step-by-step guide on how to create a landscape.You can book your kit, which will be sent via post, through Abbeyleix Heritage House and the tutorial video will be available all day on Saturday, June 12th via Abbeyleix Heritage House social media accounts (Facebook and YouTube).
In addition, you are also invited to submit your creative work to the A Sense of Place: Postcard Series competition. All entry details can be found on the Dunamaise Arts Centre website.
Sign up below to take part and get your free collage kit!

This project is proudly supported by Creative Ireland Laois for Cruinniú na nÓg 2021.

Book your collage kit here

Talk of the Town Podcast

This Podcast is hosted and produced by Heritage House. Coming to you live from Laois, we aim to bring you stimulating conversations with communities, businesses and individuals from all over the county.

Bit of Gallery Podcast Hosted by artist Pat Byrne

Heritage House's own arts educator, Pat Byrne, has created the Bit of Gallery Podcast to connect with local artists.This is a podcast dedicated to helping promote art and artist in rural Ireland, with weekly guests chatting about their careers to date and what they have planned further down the road. You can find Pat's other work here:

Research Projects

Heritage House has created some informative documentary style videos about some of the local Abbeyleix heritage and wider Laois area.

You can watch our videos below!


The Stained Glass of St. Michael & All Angels

We take a look at the beautiful stained glass of St. Michael and All Angels in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.
Content created by Mairead Connell

An Introduction to the Work of Francis Bacon

For Culture Night 2020, Heritage House celebrated the life and works of Francis Bacon. Francis Bacon was one of the most iconic and enigmatic artists of the last century. This short video presentation and artist led discussion by renowned artist Pat Byrne hopes to gives you an introduction to some of his most famous works. 

Video Created by Mairead Connell