We are delighted to announce that the Forum has a new manager with local man Paul Lalor now actively in place and bringing new dynamics towards attracting new and old visitors alike.

After 3-years hard work building the Theforum,  sadly due to personal commitments , both Aoife and Feena have to take a background role and are committed to supporting Paul in his journey in growing our list of satisfied guests.

Paul has some great ideas to attract visitors and make their stay a memorable one.

Paul is an accomplished photographer with specific interests in Wildlife photography especially the local Pine Martin. He is also involved in the local fishing club and can advise of the best spots on the local rivers to while away your time

August 2017

2017 has proved to be a successful year to date with many guests returning for another visit and with continually increase in visitors from around the world.

Management is continuing to invest in the facilities with focus on restoring the old coach house and surrounding stone walls to create a walled court yard where visitors can relax


Ornamental trees have now been planted in the car park and Victorian style street lamps installed to provide 24-hour security lighting with ambiance a key focus



October 2015

Photo No 3 Irish Dancers
Leona School of dancing

The Forum-Mountmellick formally opened on the 3rd October 2015 with a large crowd of people representing local community groups and members of the Laois Partnership group who part funded the extensive redevelopment of the historic building.

The evening was complimented with Irish dancers from the Leona School of Dancing.  A large group from London were staying for the weekend and they joined in the celebration with their own music and song.

Photo No 1 UK group outside Forum
Visitors from London Front Row: Jane Hay (UK), Sarah Kipps (UK), Angela Dryden (IRL), Eugene Conroy (IRL), Wendy Sefton (UK) Janice Laidler (UK),Karen Fenton (UK), Back Row: Helen Tovey (UK),Derek Lomas (UK), Jeremy Watson(UK),Ann Harrison (UK), Paul Airey (UK), Jennifer Wainman (UK), Karen Fenton (UK),