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In Pictures: More than 50 Scouts enjoy a sunny day in Castletown

More than 50 scouts from Laois, Offaly and Tipperary arrived in Castletown for their 'Just Add Water' day on the river Nore recently. The weather...

Athy Tennis Club hold Pizza Tournament and present prizes

Athy Tennis Club held a Pizza Tournament recently and had players from Portarlington, Rathangan and Athy. It was a fantastic night of competitive tennis, pizza...

A busy week for Knockbeg College with visit from Cuan Mhuire and Transition Year...

Visit from Cuan Mhuire Knockbeg College recently welcomed Cuan Mhuire representatives to their school. TY students presented a cheque for €1100 raised by non-uniform days and...

Laois artisan Irish food and drink producer wins new contract with Aldi

One of Laois’ most innovative Irish food and drink producers has won a new contract to supply Aldi’s 137 stores through its Grow with...

The fixtures for Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie finals 2019 are confirmed

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie finals will take place in O'Moore Park. Tuesday 28th May Roinn...

St Abban’s AC travel to Finland for European Clubs Championships

On Saturday the 25th of May 2019, St. Abban’s AC in Monavea, Co. Laois took on the might of Europe in the European Club...

St Mary’s CBS win mock trial competition in Loughrea

On Friday, St Mary's CBS brought a team of Transition Year students to a mock trial competition in Loughrea. The boys won four out of...

Laois Macra member to represent Laois at Blue Jean Country Queen Festival

Slieve Bloom Macra’s very own Sheila Fitzptrick will be representing Laois in the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival 2019. The Blue Jean Country Queen Festival...

WATCH: Laois Musical Comedian brilliantly portrays JK Rowling

Irish comedy collective, Club Valentine, have created a hilarious musical number about JK Rowling. Created and performed by the Valentine Boys, made up of Laois...

Moment in Time: St Aengus host last awards night before the school is demolished

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on May 28 2009, when St Aengus Post Primary School in Mountrath held their last...

Election Diary: Dom the Defender, polling station changes and funding for housing

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Dom the Defender Portlaoise Local Election Candidate, Renua's Dom Dunne, has written the following pledge for...

Portlaoise College become the first school in Laois to introduce reflective journals

Portlaoise College is leading the way as the first school in the county to introduce reflective JCPA journals. The JCPA (Junior cycle profile of achievement)...

Families of people with dementia encouraged to visit 1950s themed garden at Bloom 2019

People with dementia and their families are being encouraged to visit the Dementia: Understand Together campaign’s “Memories are Made of This” 1950s-themed show garden at Bord...

In Pictures: Crowds gather in the Malthouse Stradbally for Music Generation Laois concert

To kick off Laois Music Generation Laois’s 2019 season, some of the most celebrated names in traditional Irish music headed to Stradbally for a...

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...

Arlington AFC signs deal with Balon Sports for new team kit and training equipment

Arlington AFC has signed a deal with the Irish sportswear supplier Balon Sports www.balondirect.com to provide all team kit, leisure wear and training equipment...

Crowd of over 120 people gather for Laois Coaching and Games Information Night

A crowd of over 120 people representing the GAA clubs of Laois gathered at the Midlands Hotel on Thursday 2nd May, joining the Laois...

Election Diary: Saving Main Street, illegal dumping and EIB funding for Laois County Council

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Helping Main Street As election time nears, RENUA Ireland candidate Dominic Dunne has promised to help...

Laois rents are up 9% while availability is at its lowest ever level

According to the latest quarterly Rent Report by Daft.ie, rent in Laois is at an all time high while availability is at its lowest...

Young Laois boy commended for caring for his twin brother by Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland have launched its annual Carer of the Year awards for 2019. The launch was hosted by broadcasters, and patrons of the...

Nearly 100 children homeless in the Midlands

The recent homeless figures show that over 10,000 people in Ireland are now homeless. This is a stark figure with nearly 4,000 of them...

Laois residents win over €320,000 with prize bonds in 2018

Laois residents are among the luckiest holders of Prize Bonds, having won more than €320,000 in prizes last year. This is according to The Prize...

An array of activities to take place in Laois on National Community Weekend

Last September, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, TD, announced the launch of a National Community Day which is due...

Midlands Schoolboys win U-11 Blackpool Easter Cup Soccer Tournament

On Good Friday April 19, the Midlands U-11 squad along with their coaches set off to compete in a weekend of football at the...

Election Diary: Housing crisis in Laois, benefit scheme for the self-employed and train station...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union More people looking for houses in Laois than there are living in Mountrath That's according to...

Four Laois Irish dancing schools to compete at World Championships in Killarney

Four Laois Irish dancing schools will head to Killarney, Co Kerry today for An Comhdhail World Championships. The World Championships, known as 'Worlds', will take...

Portlaoise RFC U-15s qualify for McAuley Cup semi-final

Portlaoise 40 Birr 14 Leinster Rugby McAuley Cup U-15 Quarter Final Portlaoise RFC U15 eased into the semi-final of the McAuley Cup when they defeated Birr...

Portlaoise overcome neighbours Portarlington to qualify for Leinster U-18 rugby final

Portlaoise 48 Portarlington 12 Leinster Rugby Plate U-18 Semi Final Portlaoise U-18s secured a well-deserved victory in the Leinster under 18 Plate Semi Final after they defeated...

Laois business to take West Waterford Festival of Food by storm

A Laois food producer will descend upon the scenic seaside town of Dungarvan in April for the West Waterford Festival of Food. The Jungle Food...

Portlaoise RFC U-16s see off Edenderry to reach Leinster Plate final

Portlaoise 26 Edenderry 22 Leinster Rugby U-16 Plate Semi Final Portlaoise U16 travelled to North Kildare on Saturday to play Edenderry in the Leinster Plate Semi-Final....

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