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Megan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she's happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don't mention the 2019 champions league final

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois parents hail local Garda and Portlaoise Hospital as baby daughter comes home A Laois Dad and Mam have praised the compassion and...

Los Angeles, the pub and Portlaoise Hospital heroes – It’s all in our Tweets...

We’re back with our Tweets of the Week again this week! Laois Twitter is just the gift that keeps on giving. Check out our selection below: Ah...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise GAA versus Portlaoise Rugby Club in boxing showdown in 2011

The ballroom of the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel now the Midlands Park Hotel was transformed into a Las Vegas style boxing arena on April 1...

Leinster Final Memory: Dublin deny Laois in ’85

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 18, 2018, ahead of the Leinster final that year. 1985 was a particularly busy time for Laois...

Paralympic hopes put on hold for Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner

Portarlington native Nicole Turner had her sights set not just on competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics later this year but of also finishing...

Moment in Time: Rathdowney panto group celebrate 25 years with successful show in 2011

Rathdowney panto group celebrated 25 years with one of their most successful shows in early April 2011. With 140 cast members, 'Pack Up Your Troubles'...

Moment in Time: Laois musicians shine at music showcase in 2010

Some very talented Laois musicians took to the stage of Portlaoise early April 2010 as part of the Laois Music Showcase. Crowds flocked to see...

Sunsets, Hannah Montana and The GOAT – It’s all in our Tweets of the...

We’re back again with our best tweets from this week. There are some good ones. We must be naturals here in Laois.   Some things never change.. Twenty...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - In Pictures: Second Coronavirus centre set to open in Laois On Tuesday of last week, the Department of Health opened one in Emo...

Moment in Time: The official opening of Mountrath CS in 2010

After many years of planning and building and weeks of preparation the day finally arrived for Mountrath Community School to celebrate it's official opening...

WATCH: Here is exactly what it is like to get tested for Coronavirus

A videographer from Meath has filmed himself getting the Covid-19 test in an effort to take the fear and mystery out of the procedure. Donal...

Moment In Time: Some great pictures from Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance in 2011

Some great photos here! Rathdowney-Errill held their dinner dance in March 2011 in The Templemore Arms Hotel and what a night it was. They celebrated Laois...

The Coronavirus, a dodgy pitch and Lovely Laois – It’s all in our Tweets...

In the midst of a global pandemic Laois twitter rise up. We've gathered the tweets of the week and once again they're quality.   It didn't last...

Moment In Time: Prizes galore at National Handwriting Awards 2009

The National Handwriting Awards took place in 2009 in it's 17th year at the Teachers Centre in Portlaoise. The competition was open to all national...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - BREAKING: Department of Health confirms Coronavirus is now in Laois The Department of Health revealed that the Coronavirus was in Laois Thursday. 2 -...

Laois Abroad: From Abbeyleix to Toronto and possibly further travels ahead

Meet Pippa Anderson from Abbeyleix - the latest subject of our Laois Abroad series. Pippa moved to Toronto last year and is loving life in...

Great turnout at Down Syndrome Ireland ‘Laois Branch’ AGM

There was a great turnout last Wednesday at the Down Syndrome Ireland 'Laois Branch' AGM in the Family Centre in Gort Na nOir Abbeyleix. Outgoing...

Moment In Time: Great photos from the 2010 Graiguecullen and Killeshin St Patrick’s Day...

Today we look back at the 2010 Graiguecullen and Killeshin parades. People lined the streets as the Graiguecullen parade made it's way from the town...

Midlands mother and son share positivity and video on activities for children during isolation

Now this is a video we can all appreciate. Lauren Pidgeon and her son Noel Kelly uploaded a video to spread some positivity in these...

Local woman’s experience training a service dog for her children with autism

Stef McGinn from Portlaoise is in the process of training her dog Baylee to be a service dog for her three children. Her children, DJ...

Moment In Time: Great Pictures and serious craic at Durrow St Patrick’s Day parade...

We’ve once again dug deep into Alf Harvey’s archives to unearth some absolute classic pictures of Durrows St Patrick's Day parade in 2010. Great imagination...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from the Mountrath St Patrick’s Day Parade in...

The outbreak of Coronavirus across the world has meant the widespread cancellation of almost all public gatherings. But it’s still St Patrick’s Day this week...

Tweets of the Week – Coronavirus, an unreal score and a very Irish story

We’re back with our Tweets of the Week again this week! This week there's been one major news story and that's the coronavirus outbreak. Laois people...

Jobs in Laois: All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on...

Property Watch: Five houses for sale in Abbeyleix for around €300,000

This week for Property Watch we look at five houses for sale for around €300,000 in Abbeyleix. If you’re in the market for a new...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - Massive fundraiser launched for little boy with rare genetic neuromuscular disease A massive fundraiser has been launched for baby Dan Donoher, son of...

Laois Abroad: We’re looking to hear from Laois people living over seas

Popular regular feature on the LaoisToday site since its beginning is the Laois Abroad series. Here at LaoisToday we talk to Laois natives who have...

In Pictures: Laois school wow at ESB Science Blast

Steps, shuffles, jigs and reels were to the forefront at ESB 'Science Blast' recently, as children, adults and even the judges strutted their stuff...

Laois men sought to become Rose of Tralee escorts

2019 Rose of Tralee Dr Sinéad Flanagan and the Rose Escort of the Year Jamie Flannery, have put a call-out to the men of...

Laois man selected to judge at 2020 Olympics

Denis Donoghue of Portlaoise Gymnastics Club and Gymnastics Ireland has been selected to judge at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This is Denis's third time getting the...

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