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The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 – In Pictures: Stunning Killenard property goes on the market for €1.1 million

A 4,500 square foot home on The Heritage resort in Killenard has come on the market with a €1.1 million price tag.

2 – WATCH: Former Laois footballer’s back garden ‘field of dreams’ features on RTE News

A former Laois footballer’s back garden is probably the best place to spend lockdown at the moment. Billy Sheehan and his three sons Timmy, Billy and Davie made appearances on RTE News Wednesday night.

3 – WATCH: Spectacular lightning hits Laois as temperatures set to drop this week

While we all basked in glorious sunshine for most of Saturday, the skies turned decidedly grey and then began to illuminate.

4 – Four Laois soldiers to scale the height of Mount Everest in Lebanon for charity

The four, who hail from Mountmellick, Errill, Clough-Ballacolla and Portarlington and have been in South Lebanon since November, will scale a height equivalent to that of Mount Everest – the world’s highest mountain.

5 – ‘Relief’, ‘uncertainty’ and ‘heartbreak’ – Laois Leaving Cert students react to cancellation of exams

Some were uncertain of how the grades would be decided upon while others spoke of the heartbreak at the final realisation that their days in schools with the people they grew up with for the last six years were over.

6 – WATCH: Community comes together to give Laois girl the perfect 21st birthday

Hopes foster mam Margaret Gorman-Donovan asked for people who could, to drive past their house to give Hope a ‘drive-by birthday’. And the community came in their droves.

7 – 10,000 disposable PPE gowns delivered to Portlaoise Hospital following generous donations

Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee along with Friends of Portlaoise Hospital and Colgan Sports have delivered 10,000 disposable PPE gowns to the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise this morning.

8 – BREAKING: Electric Picnic is CANCELLED for 2020 and ticket details confirmed

Electric Picnic has been cancelled for 2020. Organisers have confirmed the news in a statement.

9 – Moment in Time: Camross Fashion Show in 2005

Camross was the venue May 11 2005, for what was described as a fantastic night of fashion and fun, when a gala fashion show was held in the Parish Hall to raise funds for the parish.

10 – Gardai seize thousands of euro in drugs and make arrests following searches in Laois and Offaly

Between Friday May 8 and Sunday May 10, local Uniform Units, Laois/Offaly Drugs Unit and District Detective Units carried out a number of searches in Edenderry, Tullamore, Portarlington and Mountmellick.

SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Portlaoise Charity Truck Show in 2009

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Megan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she's happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don't mention the 2019 champions league final