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Good Week, Bad Week: Selling a farm, sporting glory and the Slieve Bloom Mountains

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’.

To see who has had a good or bad week, we look at different news stories happening in Laois and involving Laois people. Most importantly, it’s all a bit of fun.


Joseph Coogan

It was a successful week for Castlecomer auctioneer Joseph Coogan  as Laois farm sells for almost €600,000.

Emma Lawlor 

Good news for Laois Ladies footballer Emma Lalor as she is the Laois Ladies footballer nominated for WGPA Player of the Month.

Laois U-16 Ladies 

Beating Limerick in stunning performance this week, Laois U-16 ladies footballers book All Ireland final place.

Camross Hurlers

Congratulations are in order as Camross crowned Division 1 hurling league champions. 

Whelehan’s Newsagent, Portarlington

One Laois shop has the second cheapest 99s in Ireland, and it’s Whelehan’s Newsagent in Portarlington!


Paddling Pool Aficionado’s

Pool parties and plants took a hit this week as  Laois set to be hit with hosepipe ban as drought continues

The Slieve Bloom Mountains 

Emergency services on the scene tackling huge fire in the Slieve Blooms after a report was made Wednesday afternoon between Kinnity and Cadamstown.

SEE ALSO UPDATED: Road closures now in place as people urged not to travel to view Slieve Bloom fire

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Sarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs.