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Kieran, who is hoping to be named Mr Personality, pictured with his girlfriend Caoimhe Kenny

Durrow man aims to be Ireland’s Mr Personality

A Durrow agriculture advisor will be hoping his Laois charm will see him crowned Macra’s Mr Personality. Kieran Bowe (23) will represent Laois at the...

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...

Paul Williams leads very successful Woodenbridge walk

Crime reporter Paul Williams led the Woodenbridge walk yesterday (Sunday) as locals turned out to back fundraising for a fight against crime in the...
Some of the Timahoe choir members at the St Patrick's Day parade in the village

All the recent news from the Timahoe area

GAA The club opened our league campaign last week against The Rock with a win under the management of Mick Moore and his team. Hard luck...
The EU will now decide in the latest legal challenge against the Cullenagh wind farm

EU to decide on issues around Cullenagh mountain wind farm

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation...
Gillie Walsh Kemmis with her gold medallion in Athlone yesterday at the Community Games Awards

Stradbally woman wins Golden Jubilee Volunteer Award

Stradbally native Gillie Walsh-Kemmis was presented with a Golden Jubilee Volunteer Award for her services to Community Games at a ceremony in Athlone yesterday. The...
A group from Gaelscoil Phortlaoise with their teacher Muinteoir Dominic at a recent Irish night in Portlaoise library

In Pictures: Portlaoise Library celebrate Irish music and culture

Portlaoise Library recently hosted a number of nights to celebrate Irish music and culture. On March 1 they welcomed the Gabrielle Lynam School of Dancing;...
The punters were out in force in Rosenallis yesterday

Catch up on all the excitement from the Rosenallis parade

The wet weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the large crowd who lined the street in Rosenallis to celebrate St Patrick's Day. They were treated...

Vintage effort at the Ballyroan parade as these pictures show

There's a great little community in Ballyroan and that was very evident at their St Patrick's Day parade this morning. They had their parade after...

Large turnout in Graiguecullen for colourful parade

The Graiguecullen parade was another one of these pre-mass efforts with everyone starting in the town park at 11am and marching through Graigue for...
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