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County Laois
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Dympna Kelly Dunamase College New

Laois’s newest secondary school announce appointment of new principal

Laois's newest secondary school have announced that they have appointed a brand new principal. Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) has confirmed that...
Hewyood Community School Awards

In Pictures: Excellence rewarded as Heywood Community School host annual awards night

Following a two year break, the annual Heywood Community School Awards night took place last Thursday evening, May 19, in the school gym. In front...
Ballinakill school

Calls for ‘severe’ Balllinakill speed ramp to be reviewed

A speed ramp near a Ballinakill school is certainly slowing down traffic, but the ramp is so severe that the bottom of cars are...
Laois students at Leinster Schools Championships

Laois students set for All-Ireland School’s Athletics Championships following Leinster success

Laois will be strongly represented at the All-Ireland School's Athletics Championships in Tullamore next month. This is after a number of them put in some...
Football general

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures as county footballers, Ladies, camogie and minor...

It’s another busy week of action on the Laois GAA club scene with games across the county in both codes and at adult and...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Monday, May 23, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Niall Nolan Rathleash, Portarlington, Laois Suddenly. Predeceased by his sister Deirdre. Deeply regretted by his loving wife...
Portlaoise Plaza 2nd Birthday

Portlaoise Plaza 2nd Birthday in aid of Laois Camogie

A Formula 1 Simulator will take centre stage at the Portlaoise Plaza’s 2nd birthday celebrations this Sunday, May 29. The world-renowned stunt rider, Mattie Griffin,...
Woodenbridge

Warm welcome for Woodenbridge restoration work though councillors not pleased over snub

There was widespread delight at a recent meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District with the news that the famous Woodenbridge between Ballacolla and Durrow...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Senior hurling woes, minor football finishes and magical weekend for Laois...

The season is over for the Laois senior hurlers as they were well beaten by Westmeath at the weekend. Their relegation to the Joe McDonagh...
The Outcast Crew

Local band The Outcast Crew release new video

Laois trad-punk band The Outcast Crew have unleashed a new video for their new single 'Bound for Hell'. The Outcast Crew is comprised of Brian...
Irish Water

‘Snail’s process’ of Irish Water delaying housing estates for years

The "snail's process" of Irish Water is holding up for years the taking in charge by Laois County Council of local housing estates. So it...

Host families wanted in Portlaoise and surrounding towns for Spanish students this summer –...

Based in Portlaoise, Laois Language Centre in collaboration with A-Level language school in Bilbao, in the North of Spain, was set up with the...

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Calls for community centre to be retained in Portlaoise housing estate

While it is always welcome to see more properties being returned to the council's social housing stock to tackle the waiting list, a vacant...
Business Briefing Main (2)

Business Briefing: Gas Networks Ireland in Laois, latest supports and news from across the...

Laois Chamber CEO Caroline Hofman caught up with David Hanahoe, Growth Sales Manager at Gas Networks Ireland David explained more about the benefits of Compressed...
Cian Campion, John Phiri and Jamie Fitzharris received first place in an All-Ireland “Frame of mind competition”.

All-Ireland success for Knockbeg students following TikTok on mental health

Knockbeg College TY students John Phiri, Jamie Fitzharris, Cian Campion and Jamie Walker received first place in an All-Ireland Frame of Mind competition recently. The...
Borris-Kilcotton General

Penalty shoot-out heartache for Borris-Kilcotton as Clara claim Leinster hurling league Division 1

Borris-Kilcotton 1-21 Clara (Kilkenny) 0-24 (Clara win 3-2 on penalties) Leinster Hurling League Division 1 Final  Penalties were required to separate Borris-Kilcotton and Clara of Kilkenny...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, May 22, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Michael (Locky) Loughman 4 Kilkenny Road, Ballylinan, Laois/Athy, Kildare Died peacefully, in the loving care of the...

Rathdowney-Errill win again to stay in touch at top of ACHL Division 1A

Rathdowney-Errill 2-20 Rosenallis 0-18  ACHL Division 1A Rathdowney-Errill produced a fine second half display to overcome a resilient Rosenallis side in Rosenallis this evening in the...
Portlaoise AFC Lummy O'Reilly Cup

More glory for Portlaoise AFC as Lummy O’Reilly success completes a great day

Portlaoise AFC 2 Kilbarrack 0 Lummy O'Reilly Cup Final Portlaoise AFC have ended their season on a high thanks to a 2-0 win over Kilbarrack this...

From the Archives – Talking Music: The Electrix talk adrenaline, drummers and Electric Picnic

This interview as orginally published on LaoisToday in March 2018.  The Electrix are an award-winning band with a wealth of experience within the Irish music...
Portlaoise AFC U-14 SFAI Cup champions

All-Ireland Champions! Breslin and Kerry on target as Portlaoise AFC U-14 girls make Laois...

Portlaoise AFC 2 Greystones United 0  SFAI National Cup U-14 Final  What an absolutely unbelievable achievement from this fabulous group of young soccer players! Portlaoise AFC have...
Towerhill Rovers CCFL Division 1

Final day glory for Towerhill Rovers as Collins strike earns them CCFL Division 1...

Towerhill Rovers 1 Mullingar Town 0 CCFL Division 1 A goal from Shane Collins early in the second half was enough to see Towerhill Rovers pip...