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Two Glamorous Knights: Granny Chic – Feminine and Fun

Easter is over, we indulged in more than enough chocolate and we're now counting down to one of favourite events - the Punchestown Races. When...

Fr Paddy: A time to vote No …

The forthcoming referendum on May 25th is fast approaching. A referendum, that calls us to reflect upon issues, that are often deeply sensitive, personal...

Fr Paddy: Remove ‘any fear of holiness’

Gaudete et Exultate The third apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis’ pontificate, published recently is a call to holiness—simple and accessible, without being watered down or...

When you suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, this is what the hospital stays are like

This week is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week. And for the week that’s in it, I said I would share a big part of having...
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Fr Paddy: ‘We all respond to warmth and welcome’

We are at our best when we feel at home and at ease. This is the great Gift of the Risen Lord, just as...

Midlands Mammy: 5 things this Mammy simply couldn’t live without

We all know the main essentials for our new arrivals: moses basket/co-sleeper, bottles, sterilizer, car seat, buggy etc and let’s face it, I could...

Wired with Whelan: There are three sides to every story

I got the Sky News blues All over me I got the Sky News blues All over me. Looking out my window, Birds singing in the trees. I believe that...

Fr Paddy: Easter – ‘All is possible’

Easter 2018 brings with it a time of hope and new beginnings. Signs of continued economic recovery, growing employment bring with it a recovery...

Midlands Mammy: Dealing with Mammy Guilt is a real struggle

Some of you may have seen a documentary aired on TV3 in recent times based around the notion of Mammy Guilt.   I’m sure this...

Fr Paddy: A Time To Hope

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day, a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as...

Two Glamorous Knights: Great fashion the Gala Charity Ball and making the most from...

The fashion spotlight shone brightly on the Gala Charity Ball in the Heritage Hotel, Killenard, recently as fashionistas showed up in their droves. We had...

Donnacha Phelan: There are great opportunities to win public work in Laois – but...

Earlier this month LaoisToday reported on the disappointment of councillors over the awarding of Laois County Council contracts to companies based outside of Laois. The...

Fr Paddy: Holy Week – a new day dawns

Next Sunday, March 25th, Palm Sunday, we begin Holy Week. Seven days, filled with Religious Symbolism and Rituals, from Washing Feet to Venerating the...

Jimmy Finn: Fond memories and anecdotes from the magic mile

Roger Bannister, who was the first person to ever run a mile in less than four minutes, died last week. Jimmy Finn, a legend...

Fr Paddy: Lent – a time to pause

The cycle of liturgical seasons continues and now we find ourselves a over half way through Lent this year, days of reflection and remaking,...

Midlands Mammy: Naming a child … how hard can it be?

Just before Christmas three became four. We gained a daughter and William, a baby sister. It didn’t really dawn on me until after the...

Wired with Whelan: Snow Patrol in the GAA, Skid Row at ‘The Mental’ and...

It's the dance you should know When the lights are down low Grab your baby Then go Do the hucklebuck Do the hucklebuck If you don't know how to do...

Paddy McDonald: Indian Pale Ale is the quintessential craft beer style

If you wander in to any off licence these days you will be mesmerised by the vast array of craft beers now available. Paddy McDonald...

Fr Paddy: Lent – a time to let go

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a...
Jack Nolan says it is amazing that nobody from Camross played against Offaly

Jack Nolan: ‘Amazing’ nobody from champions Camross featured for Laois

The display of the Laois hurling team on Sunday was a huge disappointment. While they lost by just five points at the finish, in reality...

Two Glamorous Knights: The Pencil Skirt – Hugging me in all the right places

One of the vintage looks that we love time and time again is the pencil skirt. The first pencil skirt was first created by Christian...

Fr Paddy: World Meeting of Families….

We can choose our friends but not our family. Truth is most families can be akin to the "Simpsons rather than the Waltons". Family is...

Colm Fingleton: Decision time for tillage farmers as spring is in the air

The tillage farming season will soon kick into gear for 2018 once we get some settled weather and conditions to allow land work to...

Fr Paddy: What lent is all about …

Lent brings with it a time of cutting back, which includes fasting and alms-giving. Lent in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with the Season of...

Fr Paddy: Ash Wednesday is for lovers

ASH Wednesday February 14th St. Valentine's Day, marks the beginning of Lent. Nothing says love like ashes!!!!!!!!!  Traditionally, Lent brings with it a time...
Jack Nolan is delighted with the Laois hurling and football manager's honest interviews

Jack Nolan: Refreshing to interview such honest managers as Kelly and Sugrue

After another win for the Laois footballers and a fine battling display from the hurlers in defeat to All-Ireland champions Galway, there is a...

Wired with Whelan: Suicide is dangerous, it brings on many changes

Through early morning fog I see Visions of the things to be The pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see That suicide is...

Two Glamorous Knights: Don’t be afraid to put your own stamp when channelling your...

This week we introduce our new columnists - Two Glamourous Knights. Sugar, spice and all things nice are just a few ingredients that have created...

Fr Paddy: Smile frequently …

During his address to the Roman Curia on the occasion of the presentation of Christmas greetings, Pope Francis affirmed, “A bit of good humor...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Tom Moss: Ego-driven coaches doing serious damage – winning isn’t the only objective

Sport is extremely cyclical in nature. There can be great years and extremely barren ones. Some years an excellent batch of players emerge, while other...
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