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With a bouzouki and a didgeridoo, the Laois duo of Drops of Green are...

Brothers Lee and Robbie Campion, who are two fifths of popular band Drops of Green, say they are armed up with new instruments and...

Watch: Laois man’s ‘Lulu’s Variety Show’ a big hit as he outlines hopes for...

A Laois man's online comedy sketch has proved to be a big hit in recent weeks. 'Lulu's Variety Show' is a series of short clips...

New RTE TV show looking for renovators and DIY builders

A new RTE show focusing on renovation and brand new homes is looking for interested people to come forward. The people behind Build Your Own,...

Watch: Laois involvement in stunning production of hit song in Irish and Welsh

For many, this is the song that represents the first lockdown when we all took to our gardens and tried to replicate the dance...

Electric Picnic promoter ‘hugely optimistic’ festival will go ahead this year

The promoter of the Electric Picnic says he is 'hugely optimistic' that the festival will go ahead this year. For the first time since it...

No show this year as Portlaoise Panto ‘family’ hope for normality by 2022

Normally at this time of the year, various local pantomime groups around the country would be in the thick of their schedule of shows...

Moment in Time: Photos from the Laois Hunt Ball in 2001

Our photographs from Alf Harvey’s archives this week feature the annual Laois Hunt Ball from 2001. The event is one of most anticipated events on...

Laois brothers yearning for return to normal live gigs in 2021

The Finns from Rathdowney in Laois are yearning for the return of live music in 2021. Hugh and Ciaran, who perform together, have seen their...

Watch: Laois TV presenter clashes with Dustin the Turkey over wearing ‘the same kacks...

2020 has thrown many things at us - but a feud between a national TV presenter from Laois and Dustin the Turkey was not...

Starnes girls star on TG4 – but miss out on final place

Ever since the first lockdown way back in March, Durrow sisters Allana and Abbey Starnes have been entertaining the masses with their singing on...

Laois Gardai set to feature prominently in Bernard O’Shea’s new TV series

Local members of An Garda Siochana are set to feature in a new Bernard O'Shea comedy show which will air on RTE in the...

From Los Angeles to London and Canada to Laois – how a local musician...

Local music fans will be familiar with James O'Connor who has been performing at venues around the county for a number of years now...

Elephant on the Farm: Laois man publishes children’s bedtime story

The various lockdowns and restrictions this year have led people to doing things they normally wouldn't have time for or pushing themselves outside their...

In Pictures: All smiles as Covid-proof Winter Wonderland opens in Laois Leisure Centre

It was all smiles in Portarlington last night as the Outdoor Winter Wonderland Christmas Experience officially opened. The open-plan Santa's Grotto is Covid-19 friendly and...

The Laois woman who has been dancing to packed venues on the other side...

With the current Coronavirus situation in Ireland, it is hard to envisage a world where people can do normal things like attend a show. But...

In Pictures: Mountrath Christmas Market goes down a treat

Bloom HQ in Mountrath is one of the most impressive developments in Laois in recent years as a huge community effort has transformed the...

In Pictures: Festive feeling at The Town Hotel’s Christmas Market

It's been a difficult year for everyone and in a normal year there would be Christmas fairs and markets left, right at centre at...

Watch: Huge Laois involvement as film shot on site of Electric Picnic hits US...

A British horror film with huge Laois involvement hit US screens early last month. The psychological thriller 'Kindred', directed Joseph Marcantonio, was shot in 2019...

Retired Laois Garda unveils third instalment of crime thriller

A retired Laois Garda has released his latest crime thriller just in time for Christmas. STRIKE BACK is the third in a mystery thriller series...

Prolific Laois poet launches new lockdown collection ‘Ireland Calling’

What do poets do in the lockdown? Write poetry of course, or that’s what renowned Ballyfin poet, Dr Arthur Broomfield has been doing. His latest...

Young Laois boy glides in as Late Late Toy Show raises €5 million for...

A young Laois boy played his part as the Late Late Toy Show helped raise more than €5 million for a brand new charity. 7-year-old...

UPDATED: Live animal charity crib set to open in Portlaoise on Tuesday

A live animal charity crib is set to officially open in Portlaoise on Tuesday, December 1. Kelly's farm, at Bloomfield Cross in Portlaoise, are currently...

Journalist with Laois connections pens book on rural life

Journalist, columnist and author Jim O’Brien is no stranger to Laois having lived in Rosenallis for 13 years between 1999 and 2012. He was well-known...

Managing the Dunamaise Arts Centre through lockdowns and restrictions and imagining what the arts...

Michelle de Forge is the director of Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise, whose job for the last number of years has been to get...

Young Laois boy ‘excited’ ahead of Late Late Toy Show appearance

A young Laois boy is set to appear on this year's edition of the Late Late Toy Show. 7-year-old Eli McGlynn, who hails from Camross,...

LISTEN: R&B singer with Laois connections releases new single ahead of online gig

AIS is a singer-songwriter in her early 20’s from Dublin. She is half Ghanaian, half Irish, grew up in Blanchardstown but has strong Laois connections. She...

Portlaoise Musical Society to put on virtual performance in aid of mental health charity

Portlaoise Musical Society will present A Musical, a virtual concert featuring a host of society stars and special guests on Saturday November 28 at...

Laois farm and brewery set to feature on popular RTE TV show this evening

A Laois farm and brewery is set to feature on a popular RTE One TV Show this evening. The latest episode of Ear To The...

WATCH: Laois poet dedicates poem on Emo Court to mother

A Laois poet has penned a wonderful poem about one of Laois's most popular tourist attractions. 'The Statues of Emo Court' has been published by...

LISTEN: Local musician releases second single

Portlaoise singer/songwriter Chris Conroy released his second single - 'Sink or Swim' - last Friday. Off the back of the success of his first single...