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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.

WATCH: Local community activist interviewed on Nationwide last night

Cullahill was featured on RTE's Nationwide programme last night, which remembered the John Murray show countryside walks that took place there three years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6JjHhJBV_0&feature=youtu.be Ballacolla...

In Pictures: A stylish affair at the Mountmellick CS debs

There was plenty of glitz and glam at the Mountmellick Community School debs on Monday evening. Mothers and fathers came armed with umbrellas and jackets...

New to the Area: From Pakistan to Portlaoise

In our New to the Area series, we focus on people who have come from abroad to make Laois their home. We will be interviewing...

Top Tweets and Facebook comments of the week

Here are some of the top Tweets and Facebook comments of the week. James White clearly knows our game... Top 10 hottest scarecrows in Durrow — James...
Ballyfin got the better of Mountrath this evening

Ballyfin Gaels pip neighbours Rosenallis

Ballyfin 1-15 Rosenallis 0-13 Laois Shopping Centre SHC 'A' Round 2  All good things come to an end as Rosenallis learnt tonight in the SHC 'A'...

It’s Saturday – so here are the week’s top stories

NEWS Respects were paid to the Abbeyleix teenager who lost his life in a road accident in Tipperary Dogs, a television and a DVD...

Timahoe – a great day out right on our doorstep

With families always on the lookout for good days out during the summer, they could do worse than look very close to home and...

Celebrate Laois with fun and free events on Heritage Week

Heritage Week takes place from 19 to 27 August with this year’s theme being Nature. There is something for everyone during Heritage Week. From exploring...

Your guide to what’s on in Laois over the weekend

Here at LaoisToday we've complied a list of all the hottest events and attractions around the county this bank holiday weekend. FRIDAY 4 AUGUST The...

Laois man selected as Rose of Tralee escort

Crettyard man Pa O' Reilly was recently selected as an escort for this year's Rose of Tralee. Pa will be heading down to Tralee to...

Portlaoise Ladies urging newcomers to “Give Rugby a Try”

Portlaoise Ladies Rugby team are currently recruiting players of all abilities. The team are a developmental squad so they will be starting by covering the...
Gillian, far right, will be competing at the European Championships this summer

Emo native Gillian gets call up to Irish U-19s

Gillian Keenan was recently selected on the Irish Ladies U-19 soccer team for an upcoming friendly international against Northern Ireland on Thursday 3 August. The...

Laois charity organisation to cycle 220km for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice

Rathdowney charity organisation Easyriders are travelling 220km in aid of the LauraLynn children's hospice this week. They leave from Rathdowney on Saturday morning at 9am...

Electric Picnic announces top class acts for Comedy Tent

Al Porter, Foil Arms and Hog, The Rubberbandits, Jason Byrne and Neil Delamere are just a few of the famous comedy acts lined up...
The Woodenbridge Paddlers are launching a World Record attempt

Woodenbridge Paddlers set Guinness World Record

The Woodenbridge Paddlers have set a Guinness World Record for their 24 hour water polo challenge. Over 220 participants took part in the 24 hour...

An Abbeyleix man is celebrating after winning national photography competiton

Abbeyleix man Jim Fennelly won Ireland AM's July Camera Club competition earlier last week. Jim was one of three finalists taking photos under the theme of...

Wheel in the Years at the Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally

Now's the chance to get on your bike for the The Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally on August 26 and 27. High Nelly and vintage bicycle...
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WATCH: Live music from Lethean on Damn It TV

Damn It TV is a new channel showing live music and interviews in high-quality broadcasts straight from Leathean, Portlaoise. Their latest episode features local musicians...

Ballyfin Demesne voted fourth best resort hotel in Europe

Ballyfin Demesne has been voted as the fourth best resort in Europe, according to the influential US travel magazine, Travel + Leisure. The hotel was...

In Pictures: Huge success at the first Junior parkrun in Laois

98 boys and girls took in Laois's first ever Junior parkrun on Sunday 30 in Vicarstown . They ran, sprinted and jogged the 2km stretch along...

WATCH: Portarlington singer performs song he wrote for community leader

Portarlington singer/songwriter Aidan Doyle has penned a tribute to fellow Port man Terry Lawlor. In a post on Facebook, Doyle said Lawlor is a great...

15 different characters you’ll see at every Debs

As Debs season is upon us in all its glory, LaoisToday thought it would be good to mention 15 different types of people you...

In Pictures: Family Fun Day in Mountmellick

Over 150 people attended the Family Fun Day organised by the Mountmellick Youth Development Centre (MYDC) on Saturday July 29. The Fun Day was held...

In Pictures: €10,000 raised for Irish Cancer Society by Abbeyleix fashion extravaganza

A total of €10,000 was raised for the Irish Cancer Society at the fashion extravaganza in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix, at the weekend. 1,000 pre-owned...

In Pictures: The sun shines for Portlaoise Garden Fete

The annual Portlaoise Garden Fete took place yesterday, Sunday July 30. Crowds young and old attended the event at Clegg’s on the Borris Road, Portlaoise. The...

These stunning photos of Laois are just lovely

Paul Moore is a Tullamore-based photographer - but he often strays across the county boundary to take exquisite photos of Laois, usually using just an...

A local man is bringing the sound of music to Ballyfin Demesne

If you have been lucky enough to visit Ballyfin Demesne, then you might have been lucky enough to hear the beautiful sounds of Portarlington...

The drama concludes in Rathdowney

The Summer Arts Programme 2017 has drawn to a close with three days of drama at the Youth Café in Rathdowney.  Young people from...

Top Tweets and Facebook comments of the Week

We’ve picked our the top Tweets from Laois people and the best comments of the week on our Facebook feed. Do the underwhelmed viewers acknowledge...

The Sunday Interview: The Mountmellick fashion designer carrying on the work of his late...

A Mountmellick man, carrying on the work of his late grandfather is making serious waves in the fashion world, and is hoping to see...

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