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Castletown native Mark Doheny is a rising star of the Irish Comedy Scene. Winner of the Prestigious Craic Attack competition in 2011 Mark has established himself on the Irish Comedy Circuit, appearing at The Cat Laughs, Galway Comedy and Halloween Howls Comedy Festivals. He is resident MC of Kavanaghs Comedy Club Portlaoise and a popular act on the Irish comedy circuit has supported Tommy Tiernan, Bernard O'Shea, Pat Shortt, PJ Gallagher and Jason Byrne to name but a few. His new show “Bigly Notions” will be touring later this spring and he has written his first play which is due to be produced before the end of the year.

Mark Doheny: 18 things nobody tells you about the Leaving Cert and starting college

With the Leaving Cert results due out this morning, our man Mark Doheny has some useful life advice to give the young students of...

20 things you’ll know if you ever worked on the bog in Laois

Footing turf on the bog. Always hardship, often misery and sometimes great craic. Anyone who has ever spent a day at it will relate to...

Mark Doheny: 20 helpful tips for the Dublin supporters coming to Portlaoise

For the third year in a row, the Dublin footballers will make a rare trip out of the city for a championship match. They did...
Tips for surviving Christmas in the office

Mark Doheny: 21 tips to help you survive Christmas in the office

We're in December now which means that Christmas is in full swing. And if you happen to work in an office, this can be a...
Winter is coming and Mark Doheny has you covered

Mark Doheny: 20 tips to help you survive Winter this year

In case you haven't noticed, Winter has arrived. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and it's getting colder all the time. There's...
Hurricane Ophelia has come and gone and now Mark Doheny has taken a comical look at how we all behaved while it was on

Mark Doheny: 20 things that happened as a result of Storm Ophelia

The whole country was obsessed with Storm Ophelia for a couple of days there and while its effects are still being felt, the worst...

A sit-down with Dermot and Dave ahead of their Portlaoise show

LaoisToday columnist Mark Doheny sat down with TodayFM's comedy duo Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore ahead of their eagerly anticipated gig in the Midlands Park...

Mark Doheny: 24 things that get us Laois people really thick

Our columnist Mark Doheny on the things that get Laois people going. From the local hospital to the price of a pint - the things...

Mark Doheny: 22 more struggles of a daily commuter

Our columnist Mark Doheny is one of many Laois people that leave the county every day for work. Earlier this year he got a huge...

Mark Doheny: 25 helpful pointers to help you get through Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic is almost upon us. The countdown is almost over. And to help you get through the weekend, we've come up with our very...

Mark Doheny: 23 things you’ll realise while watching the Rose of Tralee

As the Rose of Tralee gets set to dominate our TV screens for the next two nights, be prepared for the likes of Twitter...
Wedding wine

Mark Doheny: 27 things we all relate to when it comes to weddings

Weddings. You can't avoid them at this time of the year and to help you, we've compiled a handy list of things we all...

Mark Doheny: 23 things about funerals you’ll relate to if you’re from Laois

There's nothing as Irish as a good Irish funeral. And a good rural Laois funeral is as good as it gets. You'll no doubt relate...

Mark Doheny: 20 things nobody tells you about the Leaving Cert and starting college

With the Leaving Cert over and the latest CAO deadline looming, we have some useful life advice to give the young students of the...

Mark Doheny: 20 things you’ll know if you ever worked on the bog

Footing turf on the bog. Always hardship, often misery and sometimes great craic. Anyone who has ever spent a day at it will relate to...

Mark Doheny: 15 things you’ll remember if you went clubbing in Egan’s

It was known as Top Deck at one stage and could well have other names at other times too. But the simple reality is that...

Mark Doheny: 20 helpful tips for the Dublin supporters coming to Portlaoise this weekend

This Saturday, the Dublin footballers will make a rare trip out of the city for a championship match. They did it last year too, of...
Mark Doheny perfectly describes how Laois all deal with the sunshine

Mark Doheny: 20 reasons you know it’s sunny in Laois

The sun is out, the summer is here so let's all get very excited. Men, women and children all do the same. Wear less clothes,...

Mark Doheny: 21 things we’ve learned from club football in Laois

A couple of weeks ago we brought you the list of life lessons from playing hurling in Laois. Here is the football version. Now, time to...

Mark Doheny: 17 lessons learned from playing hurling in Laois

From Castletown and surrounded by Laois hurling has many benefits. The life lessons learned from hurling in Laois are as good an education as...

Mark Doheny: 15 things you’ll remember if you went clubbing in Borris-in-Ossory

They just don't make nightclubs any more like they used to. We're not saying that's a good or bad thing - it depends on your...
And they're off ...

Mark Doheny: A bluffer’s guide to getting through Cheltenham week

Ah, Cheltenham. What a brilliant time of year. It can also be a stressful time of year - everyone - and I mean everyone...
If you avoid shopping in Penneys, then you could be guilty of having Notions

Mark Doheny: 10 things that show you have NOTIONS

Nobody likes people with notions. So to help you avoid becoming unpopular we've compiled a handy list. Avoid doing these things and people won't...

Mark Doheny: 20 Daily Struggles of an Irish Rail Commuter

A lot of people from Laois commute to work in Dublin every day. For most of those, it means getting the train. They'll be...

You might remember some of these things if you went to school in Ballyfin...

Did you go to school in Ballyfin College, long before it was one of the top hotels in the world? Well, if you did, you’re...

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