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With the lead-up to the Electric Picnic, plenty of sport and a visit from Mary Lou, it’s been a hectic week for Laois Today.

Check out our top stories.


Horse and foal rescued after being trapped for hours in Laois river, a happy ending for the horses.

Anna May McHugh appointed to ‘incredibly prestigious’ position as an honorary board member of the World Ploughing Organisation.

Exciting news for Sinn Fein as Mary Lou McDonald set to visit Laois this week.

A lot of Electric Picnic news this week as Gardai warn Electric Picnic fans to be cautious of fake tickets.

Over €8,000 raised in bid to bring stricken Laois man home from Spanish island was a top story following the sad news.


Laois dual player faces dilemma due to fixture clash, a great story about Mick Bermingham who currently represents three different teams in Laois.

Portlaoise on form to see off Ballyfin and claim Junior ‘C’ hurling glory, their first championship title of the year in O’Moore Park.

Good start sends O’Dempsey’s on their way as they hold on in hectic finale, beating Ballylinan 2-12 to 1-14.

Laois girls set to feature in rugby inter-pros, another top story for women this week.


Five properties currently on market in the area of Stradbally, a great read given the week that’s in it.


Exclusive look at the 2018 Electric Picnic site, we can’t wait.

Everyone was eager to Meet the 17-year-old from Portlaoise stepping on stage at the Electric Picnic


Moment in Time: Electric Picnic celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2013, some great throwbacks!

Laois singer on bringing the house down at Electric Picnic, playing the Salty Dog and his views on tribute bands, a great read for Picnic lovers.

SEE ALSO – Electric Picnic Diary: High Security, the year that almost wasn’t and weather predictions