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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

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Tuesday, May 5, 2020

23 more deaths reported from Coronavirus in Ireland 1,339 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 23 from yesterday. While there...

Normal People, The Blue Bridge and Leo on The Late Late – It’s all...

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: Leo...

Moment in Time: Laois ICA Fashion Show wows the crowds in 2005

These ladies certainly knew how to put on a good show. The Laois Federation ICA modeled a Spring collection in April 2005, much to the...

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

1 - ‘Do It For Dan’ organisers believe they have almost reached €2.1 million goal 49 days after the Do It For Dan campaign was...

Laois Camogie’s Sarah Anne Fitzgerald on how Coronavirus has left her itching to get...

The resumption of sport seems a long way away right not - but whenever it does, Camross camogie player Sarah Anne Fitzgerald is chomping...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Friday, May 1, 2020

EXPLAINED: Government releases detailed roadmap to ‘reopen Ireland’s economy and society’ The government has this evening published a Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business to...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Thursday, April 30, 2020

Coronavirus update and Laois cases 1,232 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 43 from yesterday. While there has been a...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Cases of Coronavirus go above 20,000 1,190 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 31 from yesterday. While there has been...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A further 59 deaths 1,159 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 59 from yesterday. While there has been a...

Moment in Time: Dunamaise Arts Centre celebrates 10 years in 2009

The Dunamaise Arts Centre kick started its 10th anniversary celebrations during the May Bank holiday weekend in 2009. There was free spectacular festivities featuring a...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Monday, April 27, 2020

BREAKING: 18 more deaths reported from Coronavirus in Ireland 1,102, people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 18 from yesterday. While...

The sunrise, Do it for Dan support and Italia 90 – It’s all in...

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: #DoitforDan This...

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

1 - Dan, Niall, Aisling and Bobby Donoher make heartwarming appearance on RTE News Mam Aisling and Dad Niall opened up on what it was...

Moment in Time: Abbeyleix South NS opening in 2012

In 1843 Abbeyleix South National School opened its doors to local children. 169 years later, Bishop Michael Burrows opened the new state of the art...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Friday, April 24, 2020

Deaths reported from Coronavirus in Ireland go above 1,000 829 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 37 from yesterday. However,...

Laois student receives Trinity Scholar award for medicine

What an amazing achievement this is. Former Mountrath Community School student Katy White (20) has been elected to the position of scholar in Trinity College...

Moment in Time: The Stars of our Bars final in 2010

Talent from across Laois was showcased at the Stars of our Bars final which took place in Grellan Delaneys on April 23 2010. A huge...

Moment in Time: Castletown celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2004

There was a time there when the Castletown hurlers ruled the landscape of Laois hurling, their story of dominance during the late 90s and...

16-year-old Laois native to sky dive for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

A 16-year-old Laois man has launched a fundraiser on behalf of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. Thomas Weight, who just turned 16 on April 2, will...

The All-Ireland, RTÉ and Penneys Portlaoise – It’s all in our Tweets of the...

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: Wise...

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

1 - Eight residents at Laois hospital die from Coronavirus over Easter weekend A total of nine people died in the Maryborough Centre in St...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Thursday, April 16, 2020

BREAKING: 724 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 43 more deaths A total of 724 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland...

Coronavirus Weekend Noticeboard – Wednesday, April 15, 2020

BREAKING: 1,068 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 38 more deaths A total of 1,068 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland...

Moment in Time: Brilliant pictures from Laois Rose 2010

Sixteen of Laois's most talented ladies took to the stage on April 8 2010 to become the Laois Rose for 2010. But only one could...

Coronavirus Weekend Noticeboard – Tuesday, April 14, 2020

BREAKING: 832 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 41 more deaths A total of 832 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland...

Croke Park, Seamus Coleman and Britney Spears – It’s all in our Tweets of...

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: No...

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

1 - Portaoise Hospital ICU nurse calls on people to start wearing masks in public An ICU nurse working in Portlaoise Hospital has called on...

Laois Abroad: Meet the Portlaoise woman who has lived in Spain for the past...

Meet Rebecca Fitzell! Rebecca has lived in Spain the past ten years and the Portlaoise native is the subject of our latest installment of...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Friday, April 10, 2020

BREAKING: 480 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 25 more deaths A total of 480 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland...

Moment in Time: Huge crowd at Durrow Vintage Show in 2009

Almost 3,000 people, a larger crowd than anticipated, attended the annual Durrow Vintage Display and there was up to 1,800 exhibitors. People began arriving early...