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In Pictures: Laois Leaves Literary Festival a huge success

The Leaves Festival of Writing and Music 2019 took place in Laois from November 5 to 10 and impacted and engaged with an audience...

In Pictures: Barrowhouse GAA Dinner Dance celebrates centenary year

The Barrowhouse GAA club continued their centenary celebrations on Saturday night when they gathered in the Seven Oaks Hotel for a dinner dance to...

Laois woman set to appear on new series of RTE’s Winning Streak

The new series of Winning Streak is only three weeks old but already we have a Laois person set to appear. Portarlington native Mary O'Neill...

Mahers survive eliminator to advance to Ireland’s Fittest Family semi final

The race is on to win €15,000 – and the Mahers from Laois continued their fantastic start tonight. The Mahers took on three other families...

Remarkable recovery from horror injury driving Mahers on as Ireland’s Fittest Family reaches quarter...

Ireland's Fittest Family returns to our TV screens this evening and the Laois family competing this year are well in the hunt as we...

Exciting weekend as Portlaoise Musical Society’s production of ‘Ragtime The Musical’ begins tomorrow

Portlaoise Musical Society are well known for their outstanding talent and achievements. The town has eagerly awaited this year's production of Ragtime The Musical which...

Electric Picnic receives HUGE nomination in European Festival Awards

News of Electric Picnic's nomination in the European Festival Awards has brought great excitement in Laois today. The Stradbally festival was nominated for 'Best Festival'...

Laois man visits Kenya to help marginalised and vulnerable communities

Laois man Larry O’Loughlin recently visited Kenya as part of a mid-term strategic review of Misean Cara - the umbrella body for Irish Missionaries across...

For one night only – Gemma Guihan exhibition is back in Town

Award winning artist Gemma Guihan will hold an exhibition of her paintings for one night only in The Pantry, Portlaoise on Thursday, November 28 at...

In Pictures: Music Generation Laois host 4th annual Tionól

Music Generation Laois welcomed over 130 young harpers and pipers to Portlaoise for their 4th annual Tionól, held in Portlaoise recently. Music Generation Laois is...

Subversive poet Arthur Broomfield likes to keep it surreal

Poets get away with murder. Arthur Broomfield certainly does. In this age of oppressive political correctness Arthur takes poetic licence and stretches it so far...

In Pictures: ‘Dirty Dusting’ in Dunamaise Arts Centre a huge success

The Dirty Dusting Irish tour made its way to Dunamaise at the weekend and was played in front of a sold out crowd. The show...

Laois musicians claim glory in prestigious TG4 competition

This is a serious achievement. Cliona McDonald, Katie Groarke, Kate Murphy and Eabha McDonald have won a prestigious TG4 music competition. Cliona sang and wrote the...

Check this out mate, a Laois chess tournament

So check this out! What a great idea. A junior chess tournament for all primary school children in Laois. The event is the brainchild of the...

In Pictures: Laois TASTE Month a huge success to date

October has been designated Laois TASTE Month with a range of events organised to showcase what the county has to offer. You are invited to sample the...
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WATCH: Laois teenager stars in stunning Irish rendition of ‘Shallow’

This is spine-tingling. Borris-In-Ossory singer Cliona McDonald stars in the new video from Colaiste Lurgan in Galway which just went on their Youtube channel today. Recording...

In Pictures: Huge crowds attend eight annual Beat The Barge

Oughaval Athletic Club hosted its annual Beat the Barge 4k run in Vicarstown on this Bank Holiday Monday, October 28. Now in its eighth year, this...

The Mahers make a brilliant start to the new season of Ireland’s Fittest Family

The race is on to win €15,000 - and the Laois family who are competing have made a brilliant start. Nicholas, Fionn, Cara and Meave...

Fancy a surf? 6 tips from Laois Surfers to get you started

They said it couldn’t be done! And in all fairness the idea of a Laois Surf Club is right up there and as highly unlikely...

In Pictures: Laois celebrates biggest ever National Women’s Enterprise Day

The largest-ever programme of events for National Women’s Enterprise Day has taken place across the country recently. An annual initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices...

Laois Heritage hosting conference to celebrate all the county has to offer

The Heritage Office of Laois County Council is holding a conference on the theme " Laois Heritage Matters", on Saturday November 23 at the...

In Pictures: Legendary Laois teacher retires after 34 years of service

Yesterday was a bittersweet day at Scoil Mhuire Fatima as the community of Timahoe celebrated the retirement of Deputy Principal Martina Mulhall. In what was...

In Pictures: Colour, craic and characters on county final day in O’Moore Park

County final day in O'Moore Park is always a special occasion and so it was again on Sunday in O'Moore Park when two titles...

Leaves Festival of Writing and Music programme in Laois a real page turner

The programme for this year’s Leaves Festival of Writing and Music programme, the festival of writing and music is a real page turner. Celebrating the...

Property Watch: Five homes currently on the market in Durrow

This week's property watch takes us to the South-East of Laois to Durrow, where there is an array of different houses, big and small,...

Music Generation Laois set to welcome international line-up to fourth Tionól Festival

This year Music Generation Laois hosts the biggest and most ambitious Tionól, residential festival to date. Reaching out to over 80 children from across the...

Nationwide Bin It! campaign continues with visits to Laois schools

The annual nationwide Bin It! campaign continued with visits to schools across the country in a bid to educate and raise awareness of issues...

Animal charity appeals to Laois locals to adopt rescue hens

LittleHill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Ireland’s hen rescue charity, is appealing to kind hearted people across Laois to consider offering loving homes to hens...

Second Laois family set to appear on popular RTE TV show

A second kind-hearted Laois family are set to appear on our TV screens this weekend in the popular RTE show 'Raised By The Village'. This...

Kind Laois family set to appear on popular RTE TV show

As the saying goes "it takes a village to raise a child" - and one Laois family is going to put that theory to...
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