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Fort Protector to be brought ‘back to life’

The Fort Protector, the 16th century fort in Portlaoise, could become a tourist attraction in the town. The monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardaí dealing with a crash near Rathdowney

Gardaí are asking the public to find an alternative route following a crash outside of Rathdowney this morning. The single car collision took place on...

Woodenbridge Paddlers aim for Guinness Book of Records

The well-known Woodenbridge Paddlers club are aiming get into the Guinness World Book of Records as they embark on a 24-hour Canoe Polo extravaganza...

Laois pub sparkles in the famous ‘Pub Spy’ in the Sunday World

The 'Pub Spy' in the Sunday World is a famous weekly column in one of Ireland's best-selling newspapers and this week it visited Laois...

Watch: ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ heads to Ballyroan

‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ will have a distinctly Laois feel tonight as a boutique glampsite near Ballyroan features heavily. Local Laois business, ‘Glamping Under the...

New secondary school could be located in Portlaoise town centre

The Chair of Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board, Cllr. Caroline Dwane-Stanley, has called on the Dept. of Education and Skills to acquire...

Vicarstown group celebrate the 88th birthday of one of their greatest card sharks

The popular '25' is known as the card game of rural Ireland and there's a man in Vicarstown who has probably played as many...
The Women's Rugby World Cup trophy in Killeen NS last week

In pictures: Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Killeen NS

There was great excitement in Killeen NS last week as the Women's Rugby World Cup trophy came to the school. As part of the day...
The Ned Buggy Memorial Run will be held next month

Son launches run in aid of Pieta House for beloved dad

Shane Buggy, son of Crettyard man Ned Buggy, has launched a run in his late dad's memory to raise funds for Pieta House. The Buggy...
Students at Dunamase College on their first day in the new school

In pictures: Dunamase College opens its doors for the first time

Dunamase College has opened its doors to students for the very first time this morning. Principle Aoife Elster reckons that it is the first time...
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