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Laois Arthouse to celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new exhibition inspired by Laois...

Laois Arthouse is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new exhibition inspired by a poem by critically-acclaimed poet Pat Boran. In Trust. In...
Mountmellick Macra Launch MDA

Christmas themed Light Up Truck and Tractor Run organised for Mountmellick

Christmas festivities get off to cheerful start in Mountmellick when trucks and tractors from around Leinster converge in the town on Saturday December 18...
Aoife Coady Louis Walsh

Meet the Laois singer who is in contention for a spot in Louis Walsh’s...

Last weekend, 125 girls aged between 15 and 21 auditioned in front of music mogul Louis Walsh in Vicar Street. Among them was 20-year-old Portarlington...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Men’s Shed take part in Musical Memories project

Members of the Portlaoise Men's Shed recently took up a new musical instrument - the ukulele - as part of Music Generation Laois' Musical...
Doireann O'Connor Last Singer Standing

Third Laois woman set to feature on popular new RTE singing game show

Another talented Laois woman is set to feature on RTE this Saturday as she goes in search of glory in a new reality singing...
Anna Geary Davy Fitzgerald

Anna Geary on Davy Fitzgerald: ‘He is one of these characters that I’m absolutely...

There's scarcely a programme on Irish TV that engages as wide an audience as Ireland's Fittest Family and the coaches that anchor the show have become...
Rachael Farrell Last Singer Standing

Amazing Laois performer reaches grand final of popular new RTE singing game show

Rachael has done it! Laois will have a representative in the grand final of a popular new RTE singing game show. Rachael Farrell from Mountmellick...

In Pictures: Comedian and mental health advocate Rory’s Stories gives inspirational talk in Laois

Laois PPN hosted comedian and mental health advocate Rory O'Connor aka Rory's Stories for a talk recently. “Rory’s Stories - An Unexpected Journey to Self-Belief”...
Rachael Farrell Last Singer Standing

Second Laois woman set to feature on popular new RTE singing game show

Another talented Laois woman is set to feature on RTE this Saturday as she goes in search of glory in a new reality singing...
Laois Musical Memories

In Pictures: Musical Memories launched at Laois Music Centre

Musical Memories Phase 3 was launched recently at Laois Music Centre, Portlaoise - an intergenerational music project supported by Creative Ireland Laois as part...
Last Beekeeper

In Pictures: Heritage Minister commends contribution of new children’s book on nature and climate...

Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan said the launch of The Last Beekeeper is only the first stage of a long journey as he hoped the...
Mick Dowling Memorial Walk main

In Pictures: ‘Champion of Slieve Bloom Mountains’ remembered with memorial walk

On a clear Autumn afternoon, Laois PPN held a Memorial Walk in remembrance of the late great Mick Dowling. Mick, who passed away in 2019,...
Star Singer Anna Bergin

Young Laois woman to feature on new RTE singing game show

A talented young Laois woman will feature on RTE this Saturday as she goes in search of glory in a new reality singing competition...

Laois singer Emer Dunne set to officially launch new album ‘Hourglass’

The new studio album, ‘Hourglass’ from Laois singer Emer Dunne is set for release at an official event in the Mountmellick Community Arts Centre...
Lost Hearts

Laois film ‘Lost Hearts’ set to have premiere in Portlaoise this week

Dunamaise Arts Centre is set to host the premiere screening of a new Laois film. ‘Lost Hearts’ was filmed in the magnificent setting of Roundwood...
Ned Cash, Michael Cash, Jim Cash and Edward Cash with director of Traveller Tales

WATCH: Four young Laois travellers behind documentary making waves in London

Four young Laois travellers are behind a documentary which is making a big impression in London. Portarlington quartet of Ned Cash, Michael Cash, Jim Cash...

In Pictures: Culture Night in Laois a huge success with events across the county

Laois Culture Night 2021 was a huge success with a packed programme of 15 events online and offline happening on Friday September 17 all...
Ireland’s Historic Gardens airs on RTE One on Sunday evening - and there will be significant Laois interest

Significant Laois interest as ‘Ireland’s Historic Gardens’ to begin on RTE this weekend

Ireland’s Historic Gardens airs on RTE One on Sunday evening - and there will be significant Laois interest. Abbeyleix and Ballyfin are set to feature...
Portlaoise Comhaltas

Portlaoise Comhaltas branch announce plans to bring the music back

After months and months of Covid-19 shut down - the music is coming back. The Portlaoise Comhaltas branch have announced that activities and classes for...

In Pictures: Bike Week in Laois proving to be a huge success

Bike Week is an annual celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. This year, Bike Week kicked off on Sunday September...
A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own stars try their hand at ploughing in Laois

The National Ploughing Champions is taking place behind closed doors in Ratheniska this week - but there were some famous guests on site. Four members...
Mack Fleetwood

In Pictures: Mack Fleetwood wow crowds in Laois with stunning performance

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music finally returned to Laois in the last few weeks. From August 27 to September 11,...
The Lost Messiahs

Laois band set to release new song ahead of live performance next weekend

A Laois band are set to release a brand new single ahead of a live performance next weekend. The Lost Messiahs are based in Portlaoise...
Hudson Taylor Kavanagh's

In Pictures: Laois band Paper Planes and Hudson Taylor the latest to rock Portlaoise

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music has finally returned to Laois in the last week. From Friday, August 27 to Saturday,...
Gary O'Reilly and Nicole Turner

Turner and O’Reilly set to feature on this week’s edition of the Late Late...

The Late Late Show returned to our TV screens after its summer break last week - and this week's show will have huge Laois...

In Pictures: Twin Trees Heywood Festival a huge success

The Twin Trees Heywood, Art & Culture Festival 2021, took place in the beautiful setting of Ballinakill Village and Heywood Gardens between August 19...

In Pictures: Smash Hits! bring back the 90s grove with live performance in Portlaoise

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music has finally returned to Laois in the last week. From Friday, August 27 to Saturday,...

In Pictures: Hundreds flock to Portlaoise as live music scene finally resumes

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music has finally returned to Laois in the last week. From Friday, August 27 to Saturday,...

BREAKING: Electric Picnic confirm that 2021 festival officially CANCELLED

Organisers of Electric Picnic have confirmed that the 2021 festival is officially CANCELLED. In a statement they confirmed the news moments ago. They said: "We wanted...

Weekend Read: From Hollywood to Danceland – Remembering when legendary The Everly Brothers’ rocked...

Last Saturday, Don Everly passed away at his home in Nashville aged 84. Don, along with his younger brother Phil who himself passed away in...