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In Pictures: Portlaoise Panto Opening Night goes down a storm

Nobody was sleeping in the Dunamaise Arts Centre at the weekend as the Portlaoise Panto group's 2019 production got underway. Rehearsals for what is Portlaoise...

Unusual political marriage as Portlaoise pantomine begins

Politics has a way of throwing up unusual arrangements and agreements and has done so since the beginning of time. This week, as the Portlaoise...

Raheen Panto Group gearing up for their 32nd performance

Raheen Panto group will stage their 32nd Anniversary Pantomime 'Cinderella' in Heywood Community School Gym this year from Thursday January 24 to Saturday January...

In Pictures: Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre Graduation

The style was high in the Heritage Hotel last week at the LOETB Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre Graduation Ceremony for 2018. Portarlington Further...

Catch the finale before curtain comes down on ‘Townscape’ exhibition

After a whirlwind nine-month tour, the Laois Arthouse will present the finale of the ‘Townscape’ exhibition from January 15 to February 22. Mary Burke's exhibition...

In Pictures: Huge crowd in Portlaoise for annual Blessing of the Babies

The annual Blessing of Babies service drew huge crowds to Portlaoise at the weekend. Babies were blessed in Portlaoise Parish Church, as part of the...

Ballyfin GAA set for hugely popular Demense grounds annual walk

Ballyfin GAA are set to host their immensely popular annual run/walk around the grounds of the Ballyfin Demesne on Sunday, January 20 at 11.30am. This...

In Pictures: Almost 1,000 people turn out for Operation Transformation walks around Laois

Operation Transformation walks took Laois by storm today, Saturday January 12. Nearly 1,000 participants attended the four events around the county, with Emo recording the...

In Pictures: St Brigid’s camogie club host successful Family Walk/Run

St Brigid's Camogie Club hosted a very successful Family Walk/Run at the weekend. Over 100 walkers /runners between kids and adults descended on Rathdowney on Sunday...

Operation Transformation walks to take over Laois this weekend

Four locations around the county are set to host the masses as participants meet for the nationwide 'Operation Transformation' event. On Saturday, January 12 participants...

Laois stallion farm set to open doors to public this week

A Laois stallion farm will open its doors to racing professionals and fans on Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12, this week. Anngrove Stud in...

St Brigids camogie club to host Family Walk/Run this weekend to raise funds for...

St Brigids Camogie Club are hosting a Family Walk/Run on Sunday, January 6 in order to raise funds for the club. Registration will take place...

In Pictures: Party spirits underway as Portlaoise RFC cap off 2018

The party atmosphere was in full-flight as members of Portlaoise RFC capped off 2018 with a night out in Lilly's Bar, Portlaoise. Irish international Emma...

In Pictures: Vicarstown parkrun launches 2019 in style

On a mild and dry morning in Vicarstown, over 120 runners turned out for the “30 ladies under 30 minutes” event. If this morning is...

In Pictures: Ballacolla New Year’s Day Walk and Vintage Run a huge success

New Year's Day in Ballacolla was the place to be for the Annual Richard Moynan Memorial Walk and Vintage run. The Vintage run was on...

In Pictures: Huge turnout at New Year’s Day walk in Timahoe

This event in Timahoe is always very well attended and the 2019 edition was no exception. People from all over Laois and further afield turned...

Laois community gearing up for ‘Generation Transformation’

This looks like it will be great craic. Stradbally, Vicarstown and Timahoe Activity & Wellness Hub has managed to reach 5,332 participants in 2018 through...

2018 Remembered: In Pictures: Old Fort Festival deemed a “1,000 per cent success”

What a summer it was.  The sun was splitting the rocks, Laois footballers were in Croke Park, and The Old Fort festival held another spectacular...
Vicarstown man John Scully has been recognised for the success of parkrun

Vicastown planning special New Year’s Day parkrun

Calling all runners, especially the ladies. Vicarstown parkrun is doing a special initiative for New Year's Day and they are hoping to have 30 ladies...

2018 Remembered: Popular Laois woman set to appear on Winning Streak

2018 was a year that saw an incredible number of four Laois people appear on the hit National Television Lottery show Winning Streak. Portlaoise mother...
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WATCH: Laois ladies footballers Mags McEvoy and Clare Conlon in our Christmas Video Interview...

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois Two guests joining us for our Christmas video interview series were 2018 Laois ladies captain Mags McEvoy...
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WATCH: FAI Cup winning Wexford Youths trio in our Christmas Video Interview Series

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois To win an FAI Cup is a remarkable achievement. To win the FAI Cup, the league and...

In Pictures: Coolrain 6k draws the crowds and famous guests for Clonenagh NS

It promised to be a great day in Coolrain - and a great day was had. Today, Friday December 28, Clonenagh National School held their...

In Pictures: Ballyroan kicks off the cobwebs with its annual St Stephen’s Day run

Athletics may just be the hottest trend to hit Ballyroan-Abbey after the remarkable success of the McDonalds in Ireland's Fittest Family. Ballyroan-Abbey GAA Club’s annual...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix packed with action for the annual St Stephen’s Day Hunt

St Stephen's Day means one thing for the town of Abbeyleix and those involved in the Laois Hunt. Just as it is every St Stephen’s...

2018 Remembered: Laois family-run pub is celebrating 100 years in business in style this...

In July of this year, a popular Laois family-run pub celebrated 100 years in business in style.  Leech's Bar in Wolfhill marked the occasion with a...
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WATCH: Laois musician Damien Bowe in our Christmas Video Interview Series

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois May you live in interesting times is an old proverb - and Laois musician Damien Bowe certainly...

Damien Bowe to feature today on our Christmas Video Interview Series

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois The LaoisToday Christmas Video Interview Series continues today with another big sit-down piece with a well-known Laois...

Want to get out of the house? There’s a range of great events around...

Brought to you by Laois Tourism You've had the turkey and ham, probably a couple of drinks, a half a box of Roses and you've...

In Pictures: Mountrath primary school get into the Christmas spirit

If you were in Mountrath on Wednesday last you might think you saw a little army of Christmas jumpers going through the town. Indeed, both...
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