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Laura Murphy RTE St Brigid

Laois woman set to feature on RTE One documentary on St Brigid

A Laois woman is set to feature in an RTE One documentary ahead of the creation of a new Bank Holiday in honour of...
Rake The Ashes

Popular Irish ballad group ‘Rake The Ashes’ all set for stellar performance in Laois

Having gigged in the UK, Germany, Greece and Italy, Rake The Ashes will play their third show in Mountmellick Arts Centre on Saturday, February...
Ross Molloy album launch (4)

All systems go as Stradbally teenager set to launch debut country music album

For 17-year-old Leaving Cert student Ross Molloy, the launch of his debut album ‘The County I Love Best of All’ in the Manor Hotel,...
Sinbad and the Ring of Kerry

Excitement building as all in Portlaoise panto get set for ‘Sinbad and the Ring...

Oh, yes it is! Portlaoise pantomime group’s eagerly awaited production this year is ‘Sinbad and the Ring of Kerry.’ Promising to banish the January blues,...
Clonaslee Arts Main

Weekend Read: Arts activity blooms in Laois village with plans for further initiatives

The scenic Slieve Bloom village of Clonaslee has enjoyed a groundswell of activity in the arts over the past twelve months and there are...

Mental Health Charity publishes five very helpful tips on how to improve sleep

Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, has published five tips on how to improve sleep. The charity stated that sleep quality effects so much of our life including our...
Bobby Miller

Laois man set to feature as latest series of Eco Eye to resume this...

The new season of the popular farming show Eco Eye is set to resume on RTE this evening - and a Laois man is...
Myles Dungan,

Laois Libraries to host free online talk by renowned Irish historian and broadcaster

Laois Libraries are set to host a free online talk by a renowned Irish historian and broadcaster next week. 'The Alpha Male in Irish History:...
Electric Picnic Day 1

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images from Day 1 of Electric Picnic

A selection of incredible pictures from Day 1 of the Electric Picnic back in September. Talk about an atmosphere! After three long years, Electric Picnic has...
Clonaslee parade

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: History in Clonaslee as first parade is a roaring success

A return to normality was the buzzword in early spring as March witnessed the first St Patrick's Day parade in Clonaslee for two long...
Great House Revival Maryrose Simpson Stradbally

2022 Remembered: Laois woman’s stunning house renovation set to feature on popular RTE show...

April saw RTÉ's 'The Great House Revival' arrive in Laois as the eyes of the nation were fixed on Stradbally.  Stradbally will be the focus...
OPW Emo Court Fencing (2)

2022 Remembered: OPW confirm ‘no charge’ to be applied at Emo Court after fencing...

Emo Court regulars breathed a sigh of relief in April when it was confirmed that there was no planned charge for visiting the grounds.  The...
Andrew and James Baldwin DIY SOS

2022 Remembered: Laois twins to the fore as popular RTE TV show comes to...

Barrowhouse twins, James and Andrew Baldwin found their way onto RTÉ's DIY SOS back in April.  Laois twins were to the fore as popular RTE...
Vicarstown parade

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Vicarstown community up and out early for Laois’s first parade...

A look back at some wonderful photos from Vicarstown's St Patrick's Day parade as March saw a return to normality.  The small rural community of...
Positivity In Partners Podcast

2022 Remembered: Meet the Portarlington lady leading a community called ‘Partners in Positivity’

Back in February, Laois Today reported on a wonderful new podcast - Partners in Positivity.   A Portarlington woman and her trusty Dublin side-kick have formed...
Derryounce Lake

2022 Remembered: Costa Del Errill – Beach resort in Laois receives planning permission

Laois is famously the most landlocked county in Ireland, but in February the County Council gave the go-ahead for an ambitious new project -...
Milbrook House John Collison

2022 Remembered: Billionaire brothers purchase Laois mansion and set to spend €2 million doing...

February saw Laois Councillors approve the sale of Victorian mansion, Millbrook House.  Two billionaire brothers have purchased a mansion that was in the ownership of...
Bernese Mountain Dog Crufts

2022 Remembered: Laois Bernese Mountain Dog excels at world famous Crufts

In March of this year, Castletown native, Fiona Stafford-Byrne brought two of her dogs to the world-famous Crufts dog show in London. A Laois Bernese...
Stradbally parade

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Stradbally parade returns in style as huge turnout in the...

A return to normality in March as schools and local groups from around Stradbally created a St Patrick’s Day parade to remember.  The Stradbally St...

2022 Remembered: All systems go as Emo set to welcome thousands of music fans...

Thousands of music lovers descended on Emo in July for the inaugural Forest Fest – a new three-day music festival here in Laois. The small...

Posters dating back to the 1960s from cinema in Portlaoise acquired by the National...

Posters dating back to the 1960s from the Electric Cinema in Portlaoise are among a range of items acquired by the National Library of...
Forest Fleadh Emo 2023

Paul Brady to headline Forest Fleadh at Emo’s Forest Fest

Forest Fest, the indie boutique festival in Emo, which will be held in July 2023, has added a folk and trad programme, 'The Forest...
Spink Comhaltas

Spink Comhaltas gearing up for Ruby Anniversary in 2023 as memories sought for history

Spink Comhaltas is looking forward to celebrating a significant “roundy” birthday in 2023. Founded on November 22, 1983, Spink was originally formed as Ballyroan Comhaltas....
Forest Fest

Forest Fest give details of their day-by-day line-up for 2023 Emo event

The new three-day Forest Fest in Emo was one of the big success stories of the local entertainment scene in 2022 and they are...
The Ripple Effect Dunamaise (7)

In Pictures: Five-part video series showcasing talented Laois artists premiers

A five-part video series showcasing multidisciplinary performances of Laois Artists, premiered on Friday December 9 at the Dunamaise Arts Centre. The concept for The Ripple...
MGL Rock and Pop Christmas Showcase

In Pictures: Music Generation Laois put on impressive Christmas Rock and Pop show in...

Music Generation Laois’ Annual Christmas Rock and Pop Youth Showcase took place in Kavanagh’s Live Music Venue, in Portlaoise, on Sunday afternoon. A fantastic array...
Jim Obrien

Author and columnist set to return to Laois to launch a new collection of...

Author and columnist, Jim O’Brien is returning to Laois to have a local launch of a new collection of his columns ‘Matters of Great...
Electric Picnic

SOLD OUT: Electric Picnic 2023 fully sells out hours after tickets go on sale

Tickets for Electric Picnic 2023 went on sale today at 10am and all tickets SOLD OUT by 3pm. This morning, organisers confirmed that American band...
Forest Fest Emo

Forest Fest announces second line-up reveal ahead of next summer’s event in Emo

James have been announced to headline the opening Friday of the Forest Fest weekend in Emo village in Laois next summer. Joining them on the...

The Killers added to Electric Picnic line up as final tickets go on sale

The final tickets for Electric Picnic 2023 go on sale this morning - and another big act has been added. Organisers have confirmed that American...