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Good Week, Bad Week: A Laois Rose, Riverdance and Pub Closures

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.


Sean Burbage and Conor Kilmartin 

Great excitement for the dancers as Riverdance and the Papal Visit calls for these young Laois teenagers.

Grainne Hogan

Laois Rose Grainne shines on stage at Rose of Tralee, a fantastic week for herself and Laois people.

SA Summer Camp

First SA Summer Camp a huge success, hosted for it’s first year by Laois Footballer Stephen Attride.


Good news for Tesco lovers as the Major supermarket chain to open store at Electric Picnic.

Cuddy Sports

Successful week for the hurley makers as they are The Laois link to the Limerick captain’s All-Ireland success

Paddy Donovan

Gold for Laois man Paddy Donovan at World Handball Championships

Portlaoise Ladies AFC 

Another stellar week for the team as the Portlaoise Ladies stun Naas AFC with second half comeback to seal spot in Cup final


Publican’s in Laois 

Revenue have published figures which show a Huge drop in the amount of pubs in Laois.

Grain Growers

Grain growers call again for minimum price of €250 per tonne for malting barley amid continued claims of being ‘ripped off’, more bad news for farmers.

SEE ALSO – Our guide to what’s on in Laois at the weekend

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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.