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Orla McDonagh receiving her Arthouse residency

Laois Arthouse announce series of month long residencies

The Laois Arthouse Stradbally have announced the recipients of this years’ series of artists one-month free residencies at the complex. Following a call out and...

In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images from Laois Pride parade in Portlaoise

The weather co-operated, the crowds turned out and there was a wonderful atmosphere in Portlaoise on Saturday afternoon for the first Laois Pride parade...
Portlaoise Musical Society

After a three-year gap, Portlaoise Musical Society are back with great new show

Portlaoise Musical Society are back after a three-year interval, due to the pandemic, with the Irish musical premiere of the sensational stage hit show...
Electric Picnic updated

Are you missing anything from Electric Picnic? Hundreds of items remain unclaimed in Stradbally

Phones, wallets, passports, car keys, house keys, bank cards, age cards, handbags, watches, glasses, headphones, footwear and power banks. These are among the hundreds of...
Culture Night 2022

Exciting programme announced as details of Laois Culture Night confirmed

The seventeenth edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday September 23 and an exciting programme of events have been announced. The theme for...

Forest Fest2 – boutique festival in Emo confirmed for summer 2023 return

After a successful first outing, rave reviews and a demand from fans and performers, Forest Fest is set to make a welcome return to...
Green Ribbon

Coillte set to host ‘Green Ribbon Let’s Talk and Walk’ at Emo Woods this...

Coillte, in collaboration with the IFA, See Change and Mental Health Ireland, is hosting a Green Ribbon Let’s Talk and Walk event at Emo...
Dick Dillon Electric Picnic Buddy's Lane

Electric Picnic remembers one of its biggest fans as ‘Buddy’s Lane’ opened

One of Electric Picnic’s biggest fans was poignantly remembered this year as ‘Buddy’s Lane’ was created on the woodland route from Pink Moon crossroads...

Melvin Benn on the HSE’s Electric Picnic drug testing and the increased capacity

Melvin Benn, Festival Director of the Electric Picnic, says that the HSE pilot drug testing scheme at the weekend event could be deemed a...

In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images as Electric Picnic 2022 comes to a close

And so the curtain comes down on another Electric Picnic. The wider community of Laois welcomed back the hugely popular festival for the first time...

2023 Electric Picnic tickets to go on sale next Saturday as curtain comes down...

After an 'absolutely glorious' return to Stradbally Estate for the 2022 festival, Electric Picnic tickets will go on sale this Saturday, September 10, at...
Electric Picnic Day 1

In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images from Day 1 of Electric Picnic

Talk about an atmosphere! After three long years, Electric Picnic has returned to Laois and with thousands of festival-goers descending on Stradbally, the fun and...
Luke O'Neill

‘It is a time to celebrate and we have nothing to fear’ says Professor...

Professor Luke O'Neill says that Electric Picnic goers have nothing to fear Covid-19 wise as the festival returns this weekend. 70,000 people are expected to...
The Coronas

‘It’s the quintessential biggest Irish festival’ – The Coronas excited ahead of Electric Picnic...

Danny O'Reilly, lead singer of The Coronas, has heralded Electric Picnic as the 'quintessential biggest Irish festival'. The Coronas will take to the Main Stage...
Melvin Benn

Electric Picnic chief doesn’t rule out further expansion as biggest ever festival lies ahead...

The chief organiser of Electric Picnic has not ruled out increasing the capacity of in order to satisfy demand. Melvin Benn was speaking ahead of...
Outcast Crew

Laois Celtic trad punk band The Outcast Crew set to rock Spike Island at...

Celtic trad punk band The Outcast Crew will take to the Spike Island stage at 1.30am on Saturday night/Sunday morning. The Laois band comprises: Brian...

As Electric Picnic draws closer we caught up with Portlaoise star Kean Kavanagh

The Electric Picnic buzz is gathering more and more strength with 20,000 people with Early Access tickets set to be on site later today Up...
The Lost Messiahs

Meet the Laois indie rock band getting ready to wow the crowds at Electric...

Having played Electric Picnic in 2014, indie rock band, The Lost Messiahs, are thrilled to find themselves back at Stradbally Hall, playing the word...
The Finns

Laois brothers set to kick off Electric Picnic on Spike Island Stage on Friday

With musical talent on both sides of the family, it’s little wonder that brothers Hugh and Ciarán Finn from Rathdowney, who will play the...

Excitement building as first ever Laois Pride line up is announced

Excitment is building as Midlands LGBT+ Project and Laois Pride have announced the line up of events for the first ever Laois Pride. The historic...
Thomas Cosby Electric Picnic

Thomas Cosby: ‘It’s a working weekend for us and we have to look after...

“I missed it for the last two years, but it has come back with a bang and got a bit bigger,” said Thomas Cosby...
Electric Picnic

In Pictures: A sneak peek inside the 2022 Electric Picnic before festival recommences

After a three year absence, Electric Picnic is set to roar back into life in Stradbally this weekend. Festival goers will actually begin arriving on...
Electric Picnic

Stage times announced for Electric Picnic as Dermot Kennedy, Snow Patrol and Arctic Monkeys...

Electric Picnic is back at Stradbally Estate, in Co Laois, this weekend with a jam-packed line-up. Here are the acts and stage times So now you...
Electric Picnic Favourites

Electric Picnic Fever: 12 of our favourite EP stories as excitement builds ahead of...

For the first time since 2019, Laois's favourite festival will return to Stradbally this week. After a three year Covid-19 enforced absence, the Electric Picnic...
The Outcast Crew

WATCH: Laois band The Outcast Crew release latest single ahead of Electric Picnic appearance

Laois band The Outcast Crew have just released their latest single ahead of their Electric Picnic performance next weekend. ‘Wait ’till the Sun Goes Down' is the...
Electric Picnic

Anonymous drug testing facility that ‘will save lives’ to be present at Electric Picnic

An anonymous drug and substance testing facility will be active at this year's Electric Picnic. The HSE will run the facility and one of the...
Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic reveal details as brand new area Fish Town is unveiled

Jerry Fish created one of the most entertaining and eclectic stages at Electric Picnic ‘The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow’ which he has curated for...

Incredible haul for Camross Comhaltas at Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann

After a two-year hiatus Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann returned to the streets, hostelries and various venues throughout the town of Mullingar last week. Indeed...
Laois Bar of the Year Award

Laois venues in the mix for prestigious Bar of the Year awards

Four Laois businesses are in the running for honours at the prestigious 2022 Bar of the Year awards. Now in their 17th year, the awards celebrate all...
Electric Picnic General

Adequate transport services sought for major events that take place in Laois

A Laois County Councillor has called for adequate transport services to be in place for the large scale events that are set to take...