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After years of campaigning, the new primary school in Ballyroan is officially open

There were scenes of great happiness in Ballyroan this afternoon as the new primary school in the village was officially opened. Bishop Denis Nulty, local...
Ellen McWey, Arianna Mezzepelle, Ruth Bergin and Megan Walsh from Heywood CS with their product - a sensory blanket for people suffering from dementia or other sensory products. Their mini company is called SenseAbility. They were the outright winners at the Laois Student Enterprise Programme in Portlaoise this afternoon

Winners announced in Student Enterprise Programme

A group of girls from Heywood CS have been crowned the winners of the Student Enterprise Programme for Laois schools. Their mini company, SenseAbility, was...

All the local news from Timahoe

Timahoe local notes, as submitted by Roghan Headen. Contact Roghan - - if you would like to submit something for the Timahoe notes. If...
O'Moore Park is covered in snow this morning

We’re walking in a Winter Wonderland (But it’s nearly April!!)

The people of Laois woke up covered in white fluffy stuff this morning. The night before brought snow - and lots of it. While it might...

Ireland’s youngest priest ordained and appointed to Portlaoise as curate

Ireland’s youngest priest, 25-year-old Fr David Vard, was ordained in Newbridge yesterday and will take up a position as a curate in Portlaoise. Fr Vard...
The Lord Mayor of Rathdowney title has been vacant for a number of years

Rathdowney seeking to appoint first Lord Mayor in 30 years

Rathdowney is set to have a new Lord Mayor for the first time in 30 years. Five locals have put themselves forward to contest the...
John Smith - a participant in the Open Mic event at Dunamaise Arts Centre , Portlaoise during the Leaves Literary Festival

Open Mic event for the Laois Bealtaine Festival

As part of the Laois Bealtaine Festival 2017 the Arts Office, Laois County Council in partnership with the Dunamaise Arts Centre will present an...

Recognition for Ballaghmore Gaelscoil’s young actors

Over 300 young feet tread the boards of the Mullingar Arts Centre during the annual extravaganza of music and drama, Coirm Gael Linn 2017,...

Former Mountjoy governor to speak in Mountrath

John Lonergan, the former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, will give a talk in Mountrath next week. He will address parents in Mountrath Community School on...

Popular priest honoured for services in Timahoe

FORMER Stradbally parish priest Fr Jim O’Connell was honoured for his services to the area at a ceremony in Timahoe hall last night. The popular...
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