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We are delighted to introduce the Killeshin Hotel & Leisure Centre as the esteemed venue for our upcoming Toastmasters conference. Located on


Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland, this four-star establishment represents the pinnacle of luxury in the heart of Ireland's Midlands.

The Killeshin Hotel has distinguished itself in the hospitality sector, having been recently honored with the 'Best Overall Hotel' award in Laois at the Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards. This accolade is a reflection of the hotel's dedication to providing exemplary customer service. Further solidifying its reputation for excellence, the hotel has been recognized with the 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, placing it among the top 10% of hotels worldwide in terms of delivering outstanding customer experiences.

Known for its warm and inviting ambiance, the Killeshin Hotel is celebrated for its delectable culinary offerings and a relaxed environment, making it the perfect setting for an enriching and enjoyable Toastmasters conference experience.

How to get to the Venue

From Dublin Airport:   

By Public Transport:

    • Take a bus or coach service that travels to Portlaoise. Companies like Dublin Coach offer direct services to Portlaoise.

    • Once in Portlaoise, you can take a local taxi to the Killeshin Hotel.

    • 2. By Car:

    • Take the M50 from Dublin Airport.

    • Follow the M50 to the M7 towards Limerick/Cork/Waterford.

    • Continue on the M7 and then take exit 16 for Portlaoise.

    • Follow signs to reach Dublin Road where the Killeshin Hotel is located.


From Shannon Airport, the journey is a bit longer:

  1. By Car:

    • Depart from Shannon Airport and follow the signs for the M7 motorway heading towards Dublin.

    • Continue on the M7 and take exit 16 for Portlaoise.

    • Follow signs to reach Dublin Road where the Killeshin Hotel is located.

  2. By Public Transport:

    • Public transport options from Shannon to Portlaoise may involve multiple transfers, including buses to Limerick and then connecting to a bus to Portlaoise.

    • Once in Portlaoise, a local taxi can take you to the hotel.

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