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Old Fort Festival

The Old Fort Festival is back with a bang!

After a two-year hiatus The Old Fort Quarter Festival is back with a bang in Portlaoise this June 23-26, 2022. This year's much-anticipated 2022...
Camross Macra

New kid on the block in Laois as Macra set to wake from Covid...

Following a Covid-19 imposed slumber, Macra is back with a bang for young people throughout west Laois – with a catchy new name to...
All Books

JOB VACANCY: AllBooks in Portlaoise are seeking to hire a part-time sales assistant

AllBooks Ltd in Lyster Square in Portlaoise are seeking to hire a  part-time sales assistant. Part-time - 3 days per week Job Description Previous retail experience...
Horticulture Industry

Local TD calls for ‘consumers and farmers to be protected from below cost selling’

While consumers must be protected from soaring rises in food prices, efforts must also be doubled to ensure that farmers and food producers are...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Michael (Mick) Scully The Strand, Ballickmoyler, Carlow/Ballickmoyler, Laois Michael (Mick) Scully, The Strand, Ballickmoyler, Carlow, June 5th...
Laois Garden Festival MPU

A blooming great day promised at Laois Garden Festival on Sunday, June 12

From top gardening speakers and leading plant specialists, to local food producers and an entertainment zone, it can all be found at the Laois...
The Anvil Inn

JOB VACANCY: The Anvil Inn in Portarlington is currently seeking to hire waiting staff

One of Laois's best known pubs, The Anvil Inn in Portarlington, is currently seeking to hire. We are currently hiring for experienced waiting staff, 30...
Football general

All of Monday’s Laois GAA results from a busy day of action

There were a number of Laois GAA club games down for decision today around the county. Camross as good as secured their place in the...

Moment in Time: The sun shines on The Rock Inn for their 2008 Vintage...

Under a bright blue sky and shining sun, many gathered for the annual Rock Inn Vintage Rally in May 2008. Lots of vintage fans from...
Forest Fest

Everything you wanted to know about Forest Fest… 

Hi Forest Fest fans. Here’s lots of info based on all your recently asked questions. Forest Fest is a boutique festival which will be staged...

From the Archives – Talking Sport Podcast: Ger Dunne on his role with the...

This Podcast originally appeared on LaoisToday in March 2021.  We’re back with the latest instalment of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast. Host Alan Hartnett is in...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Monday, June 6, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Michael (Mick) Scully The Strand, Ballickmoyler, Carlow/Ballickmoyler, Laois Michael (Mick) Scully, The Strand, Ballickmoyler, Carlow, June 5th...
Camross 1985

County Final Memory: ‘None as sweet as this’ as Camross deny Portlaoise five-in-a-row in...

Camross 1-5 Portlaoise 0-7 1985 Laois SHC Final There's something about a five-in-a-row in the GAA world that has proven so difficult for so many teams...
Cua

From the Archives – Talking Music: Laois band Cua talk about their musical process

This interview was originally published on LaoisToday in 2018. John Davidson, Shane Booth and Ros O'Meara are three Laois men who have taken their love...

In Pictures: Vikings, the Round Tower and great fun at Timahoe festival

After two years where no large events were permitted, this summer is shaping up to be an action-packed couple of months with festivals on...

Moment in Time: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the big hit in 2011...

There's nothing like a good pantomime to bring the best of out a community. Costumes, stages, lights and sound are just some of the things...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, June 5, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Liam Carroll The Island, Abbeyleix, Laois Formerly of Ballaghmore Laois. Peacefully, in the presence of his family...
Folly Festival Cullohill

In Pictures: Folly Festival in Cullohill is officially launched ahead of comeback event

The small village of Cullohill was buzzing on Friday night as the official launch of the Folly Festival took place ahead of this year's...

In Pictures: Final ‘re-centring’ event of 2022 takes Portlaoise by storm

Dunamaise Arts Centre presented the finale of re:CENTRING Laois on Sunday May 29 in Portlaoise. Taking place between 2pm and 5pm, Fitzmaurice Place was transformed...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, June 4, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Liam Carroll The Island, Abbeyleix, Laois Formerly of Ballaghmore Laois. Peacefully, in the presence of his family...
Gardaí

Gardai make seizure of €100,000 of ‘suspected cannabis’ in Athy

A man and a woman have been arrested following a drugs seizure in Athy today. Gardai searched a house in the Kildare town on the...
Laois minor hurlers

Laois minor hurling team named for All Ireland quarter-final clash with Clare

The Laois minor hurling team for Saturday's All Ireland quarter-final round robin game with Clare has been named. Manager Declan Qualter has kept faith with...
Colm O'Hara Cork Marathon

Portlaoise business man to tackle Cork half marathon this weekend in aid of very...

A well-known Portlaoise businessman is set to hit the streets of Cork this Sunday to run a half marathon in aid of a very...
Cullohill Sportsmans Inn 1

Iconic Laois family pub goes up for sale

An iconic rural Laois pub has been placed on the market. The Sportsman's Inn in Cullohill, owned by the O'Connell family for generations, is up...
Mountmellick Trinity College

Laois secondary school win prestigious Trinity College award

Mountmellick Community School has been recognised by Trinity Access, Trinity College Dublin, for their ongoing work in creating a college-going culture in their school. The...
Laois students at Leinster Schools Championships

Laois athletes set to be in contention for medals All-Ireland School’s athletics championships this...

The showpiece of the school's athletics calendar will take place in Tullamore on Saturday and a host of Laois youngsters will be vying for...
Scoil Chriost Ri U-14 Leinster Camogie

Leinster U-14 ‘C’ camogie championship glory for Scoil Chriost Ri

Scoil Chriost Ri 3-11 Scoil Mhuire Trim 2-7 Leinster School's U-14 'C' Camogie Championship Final  Scoil Chriost Ri were crowned Leinster School's U-14 'C' camogie champions...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 3, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. James Drennan Coote st. and Ratheniska, Portlaoise, Laois Drennan. James. Formerly Coote St., Portlaoise and Ratheniska. June...

In Pictures: Big day planned for ‘Laois le Chéile – Laois Together’ event in...

Laois Integration Network and Music Generation Laois are organising a joint initiative for this year’s ‘Cruinniú na nOg’ celebrations in Laois.  The event is...
Portlaoise College

Community Mentoring Programme at Portlaoise College goes down a treat

In partnership with Trinity College Dublin, Portlaoise College recruited a number of parent volunteers to act as Community Mentors to Third Year students in...