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In Pictures: Stradbally goes back to basics to mark Annual Steam Rally

Around now, the town of Stradbally would normally be a hive of activity. The annual Steam Rally should just have come to an end and...

TG4 launch search for Ireland’s most talented family

Can your family sing like the Corrs or dance like the Cunninghams? TG4 is looking for Ireland’s most talented family - and we'd only love...

Laois hotel named second best in Ireland and UK by prestigious magazine

A Laois hotel has been named the second best in Ireland and the UK by a prestigious travel magazine. Ballyfin Demesne, located on the grounds...

Second place for Laois makeup star on BBC’s ‘Glow Up’

Abbeyleix native James MacInerney finished as the runner up on the the second series BBC’s Glow Up. The show sees ten aspiring make-up artists compete...

Music industry facing a much different future, says well-known Laois singer

Laois musician James O'Connor, who has played at Electric Picnic, teaches music in Music Generation Laois and has recently launched his new album, says...

Laois singer releases uplifting new charity single written in lockdown

A Laois singer has released his uplifting new single The Lockdown (Stay With Me) on all digital platforms. A regular performer at Ireland’s largest festival...

Online art workshops proving to be a huge success

A series of online art workshops currently in progress titled “Artistic Strategies and Techniques for Oil Painting“ have proved a big success for Laois...

Laois people encouraged to get in the saddle for sick kids with ‘Tour De...

Temple Street Foundation and CMRF Crumlin, which are both part of the Children’s Health Foundation family, are inviting everyone in Laois and across the...

This day two years ago: Leinster football final and Old Fort Festival

Will we ever see scenes like these again? We certainly hope so! This day two years ago - June 24 2018 - Laois people were...

WATCH: Kildare photographer captures stunning drone footage of Rock of Dunamase

This is class. A Kildare photographer has captured some stunning drone footage of the Rock of Dunamase in 4K. Luke Shaw from Newbridge is the man...

Elise Abbie: From Laois to Sweden – a debut single and a worthy cause

Elise Abbie - that name may not sound all that familiar to you now but for more than one good reason that might change...

In Pictures: Summer Solstice at the Rock of Dunamase

What a way to start the day! The Rock of Dunamase has long been one of Laois's most idyllic spots and this morning to mark...

Laois hotel set to host ‘Midlands Drive-In Movies’

Who doesn’t love a good movie? If you have missed that big screen experience over the past few months then there is some fantastic news...

Moment in Time: Electric Picnic celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2013

2013 saw the Electric Picnic celebrate ten magical years of music and memories at Stradbally Hall. It was an occasion not be missed, as all...

Laois families called to take part in second series of popular RTE show

Laois families are being called upon to put themselves forward to take part in the second series of a popular RTE TV show. Presented by...

Popular Laois tourist attraction to feature in RTE series tonight

The very popular Emo Court will feature in an RTE programme tonight. 'Great Irish Interiors' will air at 8pm on RTE One and it will...

Popular Laois pantomime brings down the curtain for 2020

A popular Laois pantomime has been forced to cancel their shows for this year due to the Coronavirus. The 34th annual production of the Rathdowney...

WATCH: Laois man features on BBC dating show

Episode one of Na Gael Marys took place on BBC Two last night and a Laois man was the subject of the show. Courtwood native...

Ed Sheeran very nearly called his iconic song ‘Portlaoise Girl’

Ed Sheeran so nearly catapulted Portlaoise on to the international stage - as he told Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show in 2017...

Late Late Show line-up revealed for final episode of the series

The final Late Late Show of the 2019-2020 season will take place tomorrow night. And the line-up for the show has just been announced. Earlier in...

Marty and Bernard coming to Laois for final episode of hit RTE show

Laois comedian Bernard O'Shea and RTE commentator Marty Morrissey's latest series of their hit TV show will come to an end in Laois tonight. The...

Sopranos set to wow at ninth weekly Laois parish online lunchtime concert

The Rathdowney church online concert has increased in popularity since it began nine weeks ago - and it is back once again today. This week’s...

Portlaoise Musical Society nominated for seven national awards

Portlaoise Musical Society have been nominated for seven Association of Irish Musical Societies awards. All of the nominations relate to their smash hit show 'Ragtime'. Shane...

Laois actor confirms hit Netflix show to return for second series

Laois actor Robert Sheehan has confirmed that his hit Netflix show 'Umbrella Academy' is to return for a second series. The first season was set...

Laois band launch poem and song contest about their town

Popular Laois band The Finns have launched a poem and song contest. Rathdowney Song and Poem Contest is a competition dedicated to bring the stories...

BREAKING: New Laois music and arts festival rescheduled to 2021

The brand new music and arts festival set to take place in Emo this summer has been rescheduled to 2021 due to Coronavirus. Forest Fest,...

Late Late Show lineup announced for second last show of the series

The second last Late Late Show of the 2019-2020 season will take place tomorrow night. And the line-up for the show has just been announced. As...

REVEALED: Electric Picnic confirm dates of 2021 festival

The 2021 Electric Picnic will take place between September 3 and 5. The news has been announced by organisers in the last few minutes. Anyone...

Great line up announced for this week’s Late Late Show

The line up for Friday night’s Late Late Show has just been announced. Joining Ryan Tubridy on the show will be the ultimate crooner -...

New series of Laois comedian and RTE commentator’s TV show gets underway tonight

This was a great laugh the last time - and we're hoping the second installment will be just as good. Laois comedian Bernard O'Shea has...