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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...

Government to continue to ‘engage’ with organisers of Electric Picnic this weekend

The possibility that the 2021 Electric Picnic could go ahead this year is not yet dead it seems. In a statement released on behalf of...

Laois County Council release statement following calls to reverse Electric Picnic refusal decision

Laois County Council have released a statement following calls for them to reverse their decision to refuse a licence for the 2021 Electric Picnic...

‘Tell us tomorrow and we are on our way’ – Electric Picnic organiser reacts...

The organisers of Electric Picnic have called on Laois County Council to reverse the decision not to grant a licence for this year's festival...

In Pictures: HER Outdoors Week a huge success in Laois

A fantastic week of outdoor activities for women took place all over Ireland recently. The SVT Activity and Wellness Hub (based in the parish of...

In Pictures: Weather fails to dampen the spirits as live outdoor theatre event a...

After a challenging year, Dunamaise Arts Centre were delighted to have been able to bring a fantastic, unique theatre event to the people of...

‘I never give up’ – Defiant Electric Picnic boss blasts refusal decision as ‘wrong...

Defiant Electric Picnic organiser Melvin Benn says he has still not given up hope that the festival could go ahead later next month. In a...

Laois County Council announces outdoor performance opportunities for musicians, performers and artists

Laois County Council has announced a series of outdoor performance opportunities for Laois based musicians, performers and artists. The Laois Local Live Performance Scheme aims...

In Pictures: Two extraordinary Laois women to be remembered in new book

‘Opening a Window on the Past’ is a local history publication by Regina Dunne, Laois Historian in Residence 2019/2020 under the Decade of Centenaries...

Music on the green – Laois town’s concert band set to perform this weekend

The Portarlington Concert Band are planning an outdoor performance this weekend. Clanmalire Close in Portarlington will be the venue as senior members, those aged 9...

Electric Picnic organiser ‘to fight this week to get refusal decision reversed’

The Managing Director of music promoter MCD says that he will 'fight this week' to have the decision to refuse a licence for Electric...

Laois Councillor fears Electric Picnic may ‘pull out’ of Stradbally following Council decision to...

Laois County Councillor John King says there are fears that the organisers of the festival may 'pull out' of hosting their event in Stradbally...

Liam Gallagher, Danny O’Reilly and Bressie hit out at decision to cancel Electric Picnic

Three prominent musicians have criticised the decision to cancel Electric Picnic for 2021. Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, Danny O'Reilly from The Coronas and Niall...

Electric Picnic release statement following Laois County Council decision to refuse licence

Electric Picnic organisers have released a statement following Laois County Council's decision to refuse to grant a licence to the 2021 event. Laois County Council...

‘This is about people, not money’ – Laois Councillor happy following Council decision on...

Laois County Councillor Paschal McEvoy has welcomed the Council's decision not to grant a licence for this year's Electric Picnic. In a statement released yesterday,...
Electric Picnic

Twitter reacts to the news that Electric Picnic has been cancelled

Earlier today, the news broke that Laois County Council had refused to grant a license for this year's Electric Picnic. In a statement released at...

BREAKING: Electric Picnic OFF as Laois County Council REFUSE to grant licence

Electric Picnic will not be going ahead later this year as Laois County Council have refused to grant a licence. In a statement released minutes...