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In Pictures: Davis and Cooney lead the way for Laois at Ploughing 2017

Karl Davis's success in the intermediate reversible class and second place finishes for Pat Cooney and David Walsh were the Laois highlights at this...

The Ploughing and I: Alf Harvey – ‘I’d introduce a Celebrity Island Ploughing competition’

Alf Harvey has been the official photographer for the National Ploughing Association for a number of years and is part of the furniture now...

Laois ploughman celebrating first All Ireland title

Ballylinan man Karl Davis is celebrating a first All Ireland title at the National Ploughing Championship following Day 1 of the event in Offaly. Davis,...

The Ploughing and I: ‘I remember seeing the ploughmen and I wanted to pursue...

Brendan Greene from Ratheniska is one of a number of Laois people to be actually competing in the Ploughing championships this week - he's...

Could you be the Young Farmer of the Year?

Do you live for silage season? Do you know the difference between Angus and Limousin cattle? Does your sleep pattern revolve around milking? Do you...

Portlaoise Macra na Feirme are in All-Ireland Farm Skills final

Portlaoise Macra na Feirme are in the All-Ireland Final of the Macra FBD Farm Skills competition at the Tullamore Show this Sunday. Liam Brophy, Thomas Cushen...
Two people have been confirmed as dead after a house fire over night

Substantial damage caused to machinery in farm shed fire overnight

Gardai are preserving the scene of a farm shed at Quarrymount, Killeigh in Laois which was damaged by fire overnight. Sometime between midnight and 1am...

Money raised by sale of Laois calf to go to Bóthar

The money raised by the sale of a prize calf this Friday night at Annegrove House, Shanahoe, will go to the charity Bóthar. Brian, Norma...

Huge cost increase for farm contractors as weather delays work

Irish land-based farm contractors are facing huge cost increases for this year’s grass silage harvest, as poor harvesting weather conditions are delaying work, forcing...

Large crowd expected at Laois IFA Information Seminar this week

Laois IFA will host an Information Seminar this Thursday, April 27, from 6-9pm in the Manor Hotel in Abbeyleix. Aimed at all members of the community, this seminar will...
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