What a year that was.
There’s always an amount of great events but this year there was a particular sequence of unforgettable moments in quick succession – the success of the Laois hurlers, the drama of the Local Elections and the enduring brilliance of the Electric Picnic.
The LaoisToday team had a ringside view of all of those events, as well as many more, and such was the range of photos that we captured at so many different events, we decided to put them all in one place. And that place is the LaoisToday Photo Annual 2019.
It’s a 160-page high quality publication, packed with almost 900 photos featuring thousands of Laois people. It retails at €20 and will make for an ideal Christmas stocking filler or Kris Kringle.
But there’s plenty more in it too – from school visits to Dinner Dances, St Patrick’s Day parades to community events, county finals to debs.
The book is printed by Sign and Design, owned by Graiguecullen man and well-known local photographer Paul Dargan.
The publication was compiled LaoisToday photographer Julie Anne Miller and is available to buy in a range of outlets around the county as well as directly from the LaoisToday office.
“Given the volume and variety of photos that were taken, I thought that these images should all be put together. That’s where the idea for this book came from,” explains Julie Anne.
“I’m not an experienced photographer by any means – I’m no Alf Harvey, Michael Scully, Denis Byrne or Paul Dargan – but I do find myself taking photos of people in very positive situations.
“This book is a reflection of that and I hope we can look back on it as a really good time for our county. In short, it’s a book of happiness.”
Our Current Stockists:
- All Books & News, Portlaoise
- The Bookmark, Portlaoise
- Portlaoise Parish Centre
- Martley’s Newsagents, Portlaoise
- Dowling’s Newsagents, Portlaoise
- Bosco’s Gala, Portlaoise
- Fifty Seven Boutique, Durrow
- Fifty Seven Boutique, Portarlington
- Easons, Carlow
- The Card Stand, Rathdowney
- Keane’s, Rathdowney
If you would like to stock the LaoisToday Annual please get in touch with the LaoisToday team on 085 1555812.