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Young Laois singer, songwriter and producer set to release her debut single

A young Laois singer, songwriter and producer is set to release her debut single. FLUBLAH, who hails from Mountmellick and is a past pupil of...

Young Laois girl set to represent the county in new TG4 series

TG4 is celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 with a new creative series for children called Cruthaím. Cruthaím highlights the talent of young Irish speakers across...

‘Virtual celebrations’ planned for Africa Day Laois 2021

Laois County Council together with Laois African Support Group will celebrate Africa Day from Monday June 14 to Saturday June 19. Although they cannot celebrate...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Youth Theatre back doing outdoor workshops in Portlaoise

Portlaoise Youth Theatre have been back doing outdoor workshops at the Laois Music Centre in Portlaoise. Small steps to getting back to normal for...

In Pictures: All smiles as Music Generation Laois Bandwagon Tour rolls into two primary...

There was dancing, singing, laughing and smiling galore at two Laois primary schools this week. St Joseph's Girls National School in Mountmellick and The Rock...

Laois Walks Festival announce decision to postpone 2021 series

The Laois Walks Festival, which was scheduled to take place next month, has been postponed. The annual walking extravaganza which sees walkers and hikers travel...

In Pictures: #LoveLaois – TY students take a trip around the county

TY students from Portlaoise College headed on a Laois mystery tour this week. They had no idea where they were going at the start -...

Stradbally based Laois County Councillor says Electric Picnic should not go ahead

Stradbally based Laois County Councillor Paschal McEvoy says that he believes the Electric Picnic should not go ahead this year. The Fianna Fail Councillor believes...

Date set for final decision on Electric Picnic 2021

A date has been set for when the final decision on if Electric Picnic 2021 will go ahead or not. According to Minister for State...

Laois singletons ‘looking for love and up for the craic’ requested for new RTE...

Are you single, looking for love and up for the craic? Well if so, a role on a new TV show could be in your...

‘Hope for events later in year’ as Electric Picnic organisers cancel sister festival

The organisers of Electric Picnic are still holding out hope that the festival can go ahead later this year - despite postponing its sister...

New four-part crime series featuring murders in neighouring Laois counties to air this week

A new four part true crime series featuring the cases of four murders in neighbouring Laois counties in to air this week. TG4's Marú Inár...
Alison Dyer Miss Laois

Portarlington nurse crowned Miss Laois in bid to make Miss Ireland grand final

Alison Dyer from Portarlington has been crowned Miss Laois for 2021 in her bid to reach the grand final of the Miss Ireland competition. The...

In Pictures: Joyous scenes as Music Generation Laois entertain residents and staff at two...

There were scenes of great joy at two Laois nursing homes over the weekend. Members of Music Generation Laois spent two days aboard the Bandwagon...

Laois woman stars on latest episode of hit Channel 4 dating show ‘Naked Attraction’

A Laois woman starred on the most recent episode of the new season of the hit Channel 4 dating show 'Naked Attraction'. The unconventional TV...

“No reason” for Electric Picnic not to go ahead in September says organiser

The chief of the promotions company behind Electric Picnic says he sees 'no reason' why the festival cannot proceed later this year. Organiser Melvin Benn...

Star of The Chase reveals Laois heritage in spin-off version of popular TV show

Anne Hegerty gave an insight into her family links with Laois during an episode of 'Beat The Chasers' on Virgin Media One recently. 'The Governess',...
Mary Louise Bowe music

Laois woman speaks about her life long love of music

Stradbally native Dr Mary Louise Bowe sat down with Paul Downey on last week's LaoisToday Midweek Podcast to discuss her lifelong love of music,...
Dunamaise Arts Centre

Dunamaise to work with new national arts programme – by young people for young...

Dunamaise Arts Centre have announced that they are to collaborate with the NASC venues network on LASTA - a national arts programme for young...
Laois Bealtaine Festival

Wide selection of projects on display for Laois Bealtaine Festival

Laois County Council Arts and Library Sections have partnered with the Dunamaise Arts Centre and Music Generation Laois to present a selection of safe...
Halle Coutney Miss Laois

Miss Laois contestant raises much needed funds for LauraLynn 

Halle Courtney is a 17-year-old student who is dreaming of becoming Miss Laois in the coming weeks as part of the Miss Ireland competition...
Miss Laois contestant Alison Dyer

Portarlington nurse in the running for Miss Laois title 

Alison Dyer is one of three finalists in this year’s Miss Laois pageant. The 23-year-old is up against Sarah McDonnell and Halle Courtney for...
Miss Laois contestant Sarah McDonnell

Miss Laois hopeful tackles period poverty in bid to win the title

The Miss Laois pageant is underway and this year’s three finalists are looking for your vote.  Sarah McDonnell hails from Portarlington and is in the...
Miss Laois hopefuls

Three local girls in the mix to be crowned Miss Laois

Three local girls are in contention to be crowned this year's Miss Laois, which is part of Miss Ireland, one of the world's longest-running...

‘I thought I was going to die’ – Laois Supervet on contracting Covid-19 twice

Laois Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick has revealed how he feared he was going to die when he contracted Covid-19 for a second time. The Ballyfin native,...

Three Laois venues included in Ireland’s 50 best places to stay in 2021

Three Laois accommodations have been included in the Irish Independent's 50 best places to stay in 2021. Ballintubbert House near Stradbally, Glamping under the Stars near...

WATCH: Laois Irish Dancers take to the woods for fantastic virtual performance

This is brilliant. Members of a Laois Irish Dancing school have come together, virtually, to create a brilliant video which was released on Easter Sunday. It...

Ballyroan musician launches EP in aid of Cuisle Cancer Support Centre

Ballyroan musician, Brian Lalor, has launched a new EP in aid of the Cuisle Cancer Support Centr. Brian was joined host Paul Downey on The...

Big plans and high hopes for Abbeyleix musician when live music gets the green...

Brian Killeen has been involved in music for many years and is currently working on his own music career as well as working with...

Popular Laois festival falls victim to Coronavirus for second successive year

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival has fallen victim to the Coronavirus pandemic for the second successive year. This year’s festival was set to run from July...