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In Pictures: Dunamaise Arts Centre Gallery hosts Irish Prison Service Art Exhibition

Dunamaise Arts Centre is currently hosting a range of different art done by the Irish Prison Service. The IPS Art Exhibitions of creative works by...

Applications open for Mick Dowling memorial fund

A memorial fund for community groups has been established in memory of the late Mick Dowling, who passed away in October. The Mick Dowling Memorial...

Free talk offered for Laois parents of Leaving Cert students with disability or special...

A free talk for parents who have children with special needs will be held in Portlaoise on Monday. The event will focus on helping parents...

Four Laois projects set to compete in the BT Young Scientist finals

The BT Young Scientist competition finals begin today and Laois have four projects represented across two schools. The BT Young Scientist competition in Europe's oldest...

Portlaoise Camera Club set to return for 2020 classes

The Portlaoise camera club will be returning for its first classes of 2020 on Wednesday January 15. The club offers people of Beginner/Intermediate level at...

PortDara girls fall to strong Wicklow side in League Final

The PortDara Falcon U-18 Women's Rugby team took on Wicklow in the league final recently. All the great work in the early part of the...

New legislation on gift vouchers ‘good news’ for consumers ahead of Christmas

New Government legislation on gift vouchers has been heralded as 'good news' for Laois consumers ahead of Christmas. Under the new laws, gift vouchers will...

In Pictures: Laois Martial Arts reflect on and celebrate another great year

Laois Martial Arts is Laois's number 1 Kickboxing club, for both Light Contact Kickboxing and Point Fighting. The Mountmellick based club was established in 2007...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College host annual Christmas fair

Portlaoise College hosted its annual Christmas fair in the school Foyer recently. Visitors were greeted at the door by the students who had everything on...

Portarlington Tidy Towns team up with Jamestown Cladding to complete ‘Operation Daffodil’

The Dublin Road Business Park and the Jamestown Cladding in Portarlington have teamed up with the local Tidy Towns group to complete the second...

Laois sports stars to the fore as IT Carlow commemorates 21 years of Academic...

Institute of Technology Carlow last week celebrated 21 years of its sports scholarship programme at a special ceremony for 2019/2020 sports scholars. This included international...

Laois Choir set to host brilliant night of Carols this weekend

On this Sunday, December 22, the annual Mountmellick carol service will take place in St. Joseph's Church in Mountmellick at 7pm. St. Joseph's Sunday Choir...

Mountmellick Yarn Bombers Christmas tree unveiled in Government Buildings

The Mountmellick Yarn Bombers are known far and wide for their colourful woollen creations and this week their Christmas Tree was unveiled in Government...

Construction set to begin in Portlaoise for new library

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor William Aird, and the Chief Executive of Laois County Council, Mr. John Mulholland have signed the contract...

Boost for Laois Tourism as Binninea walk included in the first phase of the...

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flangan has said that the inclusion of Binninea Walk in the expanded Walks Scheme will...

In Pictures: Laois Credit Union welcome Kenyan delegation

Mountmellick Credit Union Ltd hosted a delegation from the Kenyan Credit Union movement recently. The Irish credit union movement is one of the most popular...

In Pictures: Laois GAA 5th/6th class Town League a great success

Over the past months 5th/6th students from Portlaoise and surrounding areas have taken part in the town league. The competition which is in its third...

Laois village to host Christmas fair, fun day and switching on of lights this...

This coming Sunday December 8 will see Clonaslee play host to a great family day in aid of the GAA Club. The GAA club will...

In Pictures: Public meeting on career options for Leaving Cert students well attended

Pauline Flanagan, one of Fianna Fáil’s general election candidates in Laois/Offaly held her first successful public meeting on Tuesday December 3 in O’ Loughlin’s...

Portlaoise CBS hold off local rivals to claim Midlands U-19 ‘A’ basketball title

Portlaoise CBS 54 Colaiste Iosagain 52 Midlands 'A' Senior Schools Basketball Final Yesterday saw Portlaoise CBS and Colaíste Íosogaín of Portarlington go head to head in...

Laois group needs your votes in bid to win €20,000 funding

The Laois Arch club has been nominated for the prestigious Permanent TSB community fund. The club, who support and help people with intellectual disabilities, are...

Laois TD’s Dail vote to end state funding of Greyhound racing defeated

Laois/Offaly TD Brian Stanley called a vote in the Dáil yesterday afternoon to oppose horse racing and greyhound racing being given €86m of taxpayers’...

Remember The Game: Star-studded Portlaoise topple Stradbally Parish Gaels in 2000 U-12 final

Portlaoise 3-5 Stradbally Parish Gaels 1-4 2000 Laois U-12 'A' Football Championship Final Two professional soccer players, four future Laois senior footballers, an elite golfer and...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins see great success at Leinster Short Course Championships

The Leinster Short court championships recently took place at the start of November. The Laois Marlins swim club performed superbly at the three day event...

In Pictures: Laois school celebrate successful College Awareness Week

College Awareness Week recently took place in Portlaoise College and they carried out many events and activities where the whole school community came together...

Irish Wheelchair Association to hold open day in Portlaoise

The Irish Wheelchair Association are set to have an open day/ showcase of art this coming Wednesday the 4th of December. The event is aimed...
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Laois girl hosting table quiz to raise funds for trip to Uganda

Next Wednesday, December 4, will see the Abbeyleix Golf Club host a table quiz for a very worthy cause. Amy O'Halloran, who hails from the...

In Pictures: Kashmir Conference in Laois proves to be a successful event

The Midlands Park Hotel was host to Ireland's largest conference on the Kashmir conflict recently. The conference was organised by Naeem Iqbal and was organised...

An Insight on the Kashmir conflict: Ireland’s largest conference to be held in Portlaoise

Ireland's biggest conference on the Kashmir conflict is taking place in Laois later this month. Organised by Naeem Iqbal the conference will take place in...

Abbeyleix Hospital: No funding, no progress, and now further delays says Laois TD

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has spoken out over the lack of attention and the neglect of the Abbeyleix hospital. Deputy Stanley said: “Eight years...

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