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In Pictures: Old Fort Festival attracts plenty of young and old yet again

The annual Old Fort Festival brought history, live music, fun events for families and artisan food right to our doorsteps in Laois over the...

Incredible line up announced at Lilly’s Bar for Old Fort Festival – as new...

The night life scene in Portlaoise is about to get a massive boost this weekend with the arrival of 'Ember' nightclub upstairs in Lilly's...

REVEALED: Old Fort festival music stage will not take place on Main Street this...

The Old Fort Festival live music stage will not be on Main Street Portlaoise this year. Instead, there will be a live music stage situated...

2018 Remembered: In Pictures: Old Fort Festival deemed a “1,000 per cent success”

What a summer it was.  The sun was splitting the rocks, Laois footballers were in Croke Park, and The Old Fort festival held another spectacular...

Old Fort festival, Vines and Love Island – here’s our Tweets of the Week

We're back again this week with our selection of funniest, and also most poignant, Tweets from the men and women of Laois. Sit back and enjoy. Wonder...

In Pictures: Old Fort Festival deemed a “1,000 per cent success”

The Old Fort Quarter Festival in Portlaoise received enthusiastic praise for its success over the weekend, at the monthly meeting of Laois County Council. And...

In Pictures: The sun shines on Portlaoise’s Old Fort Festival

The sun was splitting the rocks as the young, old and even some comic book characters took it the sights and sounds of this...

Thousands to descend on Portlaoise for Old Fort Festival

Thousands of people from across the country are expected to descend on Portlaoise this weekend for the Old Fort Quarter Festival which takes place...

More great pictures from the Old Fort festival in Portlaoise

The Old Fort festival in Portlaoise over the weekend was a roaring success - with thousands of people coming into the town over the...

In Pictures: Sun shines on Old Fort festival in Portlaoise

The sun was shining as hundreds of people took to the streets this afternoon for the Old Fort Festival which is taking place all...

Exciting line-up of entertainment and heritage events for Old Fort Festival

The Old Fort Festival, which takes place this weekend, promises to be an exciting mix of family fun and late night entertainment. The weekend will...

The Portlaoise Old Fort Festival returns – with a range of cool new elements

The streets of Portlaoise will come to life this June 23, 24 and 25 with the Old Fort Quarter Festival making a welcome return for its...
Line-up for Old Fort Quarter Festival revealed. Pictured today at the launch of the Old Fort Quarter festival were: Ross Adams; Heidi Whitten; Maria Corcoran; Shay Cullen and his raven Fiachra; Dinah Thorneycroft; PJ O’Brien; Caothaoirleach of Laois County Council Padraig Fleming; Members of the organising committee.

Line-up for Old Fort Quarter Festival revealed

Medieval heritage, music acts, street theatre, and a comic book convention will be amongst the highlights of this year’s Old Fort Quarter Festival, taking...

Old Fort organisers bask in success of latest festival

The second annual Old Fort Festival in Portlaoise was a roaring success last weekend and now organisers are looking at further establishing the event in...

From Errill to Luggacurren, Durrow to Vicarstown – Laois Walks Festival into final 10...

The Laois Walks Festival has become synonymous with the month of July and it has attracted huge crowds to various locations around the county over the...

Wolfhill, Ballacolla, Spink and Mountrath among this week’s Laois Walks Festival locations

The Laois Walks Festival is proving hugely popular once again and it continues at full pace this week with another great programme of walks...

Young Mountmellick musical prodigy makes trip to Glengarriff traditional music festival

Young Niamh Morris from Mountmellick made her third trip to Glengarriff in West Cork over the last few weekends to the annual Jim Dowling...

Laois Walks Festival continues this week with walks right throughout the county

After being blessed with glorious weather for its first week, the Laois Walks Festival continues apace this week with another selection of attractive walks...

In Pictures: History of the O’Moore clan remembered at launch of the Fort Protector

Last Friday June 28 marked the official launch of the Fort Protector Conservation Phase and Old Fort Festival at the newly revamped Fitzmaurice Place. The...

Your full guide to where the Laois Walks Festival is going this week

The hugely popular Laois Walks Festival gets underway this week with a selection of attractive walks around the county. From the renowned Rock of Dunamaise...

WATCH: A look at the Old Fort music stage before the crowds hit this...

Today marked the official launch of the Fort Protector Conservation Phase and Old Fort Festival at the newly revamped Fitzmaurice Place. The Old Fort Festival...

One of Laois’s oldest festivals CANCELLED for 2019

One of Laois's oldest festivals will not take place this summer after organisers announced they were taking the decision to cancel it. The Festival of...

Timahoe Festival celebrating 1100 years of tradition set to kick off this weekend

Timahoe will hold its inaugural Heritage Festival on June 1 and 2 this year and it is a family friendly festival of amazing and...

A weekend of fun family friendly activities to take place at inaugural Timahoe Heritage...

Timahoe will hold its inaugural Heritage Festival on June 1st and 2nd this year. It is a family friendly festival of amazing and fun...

In Pictures: Fundraising efforts continue at Portlaoise Educate Together NS

Portlaoise Educate Together NS Parents Association held a Mega Egg Hunt on Wednesday last, to try raise funds for much needed resources for the...

Fáilte Ireland explores the potential of festivals bringing international visitors to Laois

Fáilte Ireland this week brought together festival organisers from across Laois to develop events which have the potential to attract more overseas visitors to...

In Pictures: Tom Treacy’s tireless efforts to put Laois on the map recognised

'Even on occasions when Tom Treacy’s own health was under duress he would press on without complaint to promote Laois at tourism fairs, such...

2018 Remembered – New bar and restaurant to open in Portlaoise this weekend as...

In June, amid Leinster final preparation and the Old Fort festival, Portlaoise town welcomed a new bar and restaurant. Lillie's has went from strength to...

2018 Remembered – Electric Picnic and I: Meet the 17-year-old from Portlaoise stepping on...

LaoisToday met with Portlaoise musician and Electric Picnic performer Cian Mac Gearailt in August to discuss the festival and his music career. Brought to you...

Wired with Whelan: Portlaoise had an Arts Festival before Galway or Kilkenny – and...

This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan’s new book celebrating 40 years in Journalism. It is available to buy in...
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