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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.

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...

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...

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...

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

Review all the top stories of the week with this handy guide. NEWS A young man was assaulted with a hurl in Portlaoise on Thursday...

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

Here at LaoisToday we've complied a list of all the hottest events around the county this weekend. FRIDAY, JULY 28 A 1,000 origami crane challenge...

Mountmellick man hopes to make it big in LA

George Blue moved from Mountmellick to LA in June of this year to pursue a career in modelling. "People told me I had a lot...

Laois Martial Arts compete in international event

The Laois Martial Arts team recently made the long trip up to Castlebar to compete in the White Tiger Challenge. The event has grown from...

Portlaoise annual Garden Fete is set for summer fun

Final preparations are underway for the St Peter's annual Garden Fete this Sunday July 30 at Clegg's on the Borris Road, Portlaoise. The event lasts...

A Full Moon Party party for Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic have added a Full Moon Party to their lineup. Over 200 tonnes of sand and palm trees are being shipped in to the...

Car boot sale at Heritage House Abbeyleix

Have you ever wanted to sell unwanted goods? Or are you the type of person who loves a good browse? The Heritage House Abbeyleix are...
Slieve Bloom GAA club was vandalised over the weekend

Slieve Bloom GAA Club vandalised

Slieve Bloom GAA Club suffered from careless vandalism over the past weekend. The dugouts, stone walls and advertising signs were vandalised with graffiti sometime between...

Laois Food businesses to receive new training

Up to thirty food businesses in Laois will be able to receive specialist training and mentoring to help develop their business this September. 'Connect 2...
Re-enactment of a battle

Rathdowney war hero will be remembered at historical re-enactment

Bob's Bar Durrow and Durrow High Nelly Club are hosting a re-enactment of the Third Battle of Ypres on Sunday 20 August. During this historic...

A MUST-WATCH: Music Generation Laois perform beautiful rendition of Carrick-a-Rede

Music Generation Laois performed a beautiful rendition of Carrick -a-Rede in Kavanagh's Bar & Venue last Saturday night. The young trad group performed the Cathie...

Planning permission granted for new St Francis school building

Planning permission has been granted for the new St Francis School transfer and build on the site of the old St. Paul's Primary School,...

Minister Charlie Flanagan welcomes Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran to Laois

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief Kevin Moran visited heritage sites around Laois today, including EMo Court...

The search is on for Laois’s hottest men

Forget Tinder - this can be your ultimate guide to the hottest Laois men. For this list, we have brought in outsiders to judge (so...

Second half rally sees Clough-Ballacolla overcome Clonad

Clough-Ballacolla 1-17 Clonad 1-10 Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 1 As Waterford and Wexford battled in Pairc Uí Chaoimh, Clough-Ballacolla and Clonad faced off in the first...

The inside story of Mountmellick’s yarn bombers

Have you ever drove through Mountmellick on a bright July day and wonder where all the woolly decorations came from? I was one of...
Zane Keenan cuts this line ball in for Camross

Keenan not getting carried by Camross’ early season success

Zane Keenan's Camross begin their senior hurling championship campaign against Rathdowney-Errill tonight. The free taker was on top form for his club during the league...

World’s best former athletes come to Laois for the ‘Power of Dreams’

The 'Power of Dreams' seminar in Heritage Hotel, Killenard played host to motivational speeches from some of athletics finest former athletes. The event focused on...

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

As ever on a Saturday we remember all of the week’s top stories with this handy guide. NEWS Sadness at the death of well-known Portlaoise...

Mountrath shows success in science

Scoil Bhride Mountrath have been involved in all-things science this year. The National Reptile Zoo visited the school in June and the girls and boys...

New secondary school could be located in Portlaoise town centre

The Chair of Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board, Cllr. Caroline Dwane-Stanley, has called on the Dept. of Education and Skills to acquire...
Homeless Laois families will soon be housed in hotels one Councillor has warned

“Abandoned houses are causing problems in all Laois towns” – Stanley

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley claims that vacant and abandoned homes are causing problems in every town in the county. He said, “People living adjacent...

WATCH: Down Syndrome Midlands fundraiser a massive success

There was an army of people taking part in the 52km fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Centre Midlands recently. Members of the Irish Defence Force...

REVEALED: We’ve selected Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers

After many hours of deliberating, cursing, and standing up for the Instagrams we believe in, we have decided on our pick for Laois's Top...

“Act of God” causes water outage in Stradbally

Businesses in Stradbally were left without water today due to a burst mains on the Abbeyleix road. When one business owner contacted Irish Water, they...

All aboard the Hogwarts Express at Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Muggles everywhere are welcome to all Harry Potter events at this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival from July 30 to August 7. This year the Durrow...

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