The cauldron, which was used to distribute soup during the famine, has been restored.
A new famine memorial is set to be erected in the midlands.
The Erril Famine Pot Project will include a restored cauldron used to distribute soup during the great hunger, along with a brief history of the era carved in slate.
It'll cost around €20,000 and be joint-funded by Tidy Towns Errill and Laois County Council.
Local Fine Gael Councillor John King says honouring the past helps put the present into perspective: