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In Pictures: Killeshin Hotel Wedding Fair a big success

The Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise held an extremely successful Wedding Fair at the weekend. Punters got a first hand chance to see the fully refurbished...

Moment in Time: Ballyroan Foroige hosts it first fun day in 2003

In May 2003 Ballyroan Foroige hosted its first ever fun day. Photographer Alf Harvey was on hand to capture the momentous event. Local councillor Mary Sweeney...

Local filmaker Makes the Grade to a national stage

Portarlington native Ken Wardrop is taking his film, 'Making the Grade', to the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Wednesday May 16 and Thursday May 17. In...

In Pictures: Camross NS host annual Grandparents Day

There was great excitement in Camross NS recently as they hosted a very special event. Grandparents took over the school and brought smiles to the...

In Pictures: Darkness into Light draws the crowds in Rathdowney

Hundreds gathered in the main square in Rathdowney this morning for the annual Darkness into Light event. The annual 5km walk/run fundraising event - held...

In Pictures: All the best bits from the Rock Inn Vintage Run and Rally

Classic cars and vintage tractors converged upon the Rock Inn over the weekend for the 17th Rock Inn Vintage Run and Rally. The two day...

In Pictures: 26 photos from a sun-kissed Stradbally Point to Point meeting

What a weekend of glorious weather that was! There were events up and down the county and one of them took place on Sunday. The Point...

In Pictures: 52 brilliant pictures from the Laois Rose selection night

Well what a night that was! Camross native Grainne Hogan was crowned Laois Rose at the selection night at the Midlands Park Hotel on Sunday...

A great weekend of family fun at this year’s Rock Inn Vintage Run and...

The May bank holiday weekend will see a plenty of classic cars and vintage tractors converge upon the Rock Inn, for the 17th Rock...

Christy Moore to play at famous Athy venue this summer

There will be a serious rolling back of the years in Athy this summer - when legendary singer-songwriter Christy Moore plays an intimate gig...

New presenter announced for Laois Rose selection night

The Laois Rose selection night is to take place this coming Sunday in the Mildands Park Hotel and there will be a new man...

In Pictures: 8th Tommy Ryan Memorial Car Run a huge success

The Tommy Ryan Memorial Car Run took place in Vicarstown over the weekend. This was the 8th annual charity run in aid of Laois Riding...

In Pictures: Canoeing and Kayaking club officially launched in Vicarstown

A large crowd gathered in Vicarstown on Sunday evening for the official launch of the SVT Community Sports Hub Canoeing and Kayaking club. The club,...

Lights sought to improve safety at busy motorway junction

Public lights are being sought for Junction 18 off the M7 motorway at Mountrath to improve safety for motorists using that junction. Sean Fleming TD,...

Laois group take third place at traditional music All-Ireland Final

A young traditional music group from Laois took third place at the All-Ireland final of Siansa Gael Linn 2018 in the National Concert Hall...

In Pictures: Huge turnout for Portlaoise CBS for fundraising event

It was a full house on Thursday night in the Midlands Park Hotel as Portlaoise CBS Students hosted a fundraising event "20K Drop" to...

Knockbeg host Sports Day as they unveil plans for new facilities

Knockbeg College hosted a sports day last Friday afternoon for the students which culminated in an exhibition football match among their Senior Footballers. Refreshments were...

In Pictures: Big Laois crowd enjoy top hospitality on Day 1 of Punchestown festival

Day 1 of the Punchestown Festival saw incredible drama and the annual National Hunt meeting drew thousands to the Kildare venue once again. There's any...

Electric Picnic charity cycle gearing up for 10th year

The Tour de Picnic, the Electric Picnic's annual charity cycle, is gearing up for its tenth year. Festival goers who sign up for the 80km...

Our Guide to what’s on in Laois this weekend

Another busy weekend ahead, particularly for outdoor events. From fishing competitions, to family fun days, to dog shows. This weekend really kicks off the...

In Pictures: Great craic at ‘Music at the Malt House’ 2018

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was among the large crowd which attended the second annual Music Generation 'Music at the Malt House' event at...

RTE looking for Laois adults living with their parents for new series

In 2018 some one in four 25 to 34-year-olds are living with their parents in their family home. Most don’t want to be there ......
Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble together with Siobhán Buckley (tutor), Rosa Flannery (Coordinator Music Generation Laois), and Catriona McKay and Chris Stout at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018

Harpists from Music Generation Laois wow audiences at Edinburgh festival

The Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble did their county proud last Wednesday when they played support to the virtuosic Scottish trad duo Chris...

Electric Picnic 2018 set to add EXTRA day

The Electric Picnic will begin a DAY early this year. The massively popular festival tweeted a short time ago that a night of comedy would...
All of the contestants at the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here fundraiser

In Pictures: Serious craic at ‘I’m a Celeb’ fundraiser in Killeshin

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here came to Killeshin at the weekend and it was a night of serious entertainment. Killeshin FC hosted...

Teenage disco in Pedigree and a one-day music festival announced for Portarlington

Two big events for the teenage disco market will take place in Laois over the next couple of weeks. Pedigree Corner are hosting a Teen...

Our guide to What’s On around Laois this weekend

This weekend is another busy weekend of events around the county with table quizzes, an interesting looking 'I'm a celeb get me out of...

Ratheniska man holding 5k fundraising run this Sunday ahead of trip to Zambia

Padraig Dunne from Park-Ratheniska is hosting a 5k run this Sunday, April 8, to fundraise fund for his trip to Zambia. He will be travelling...

Host of Country stars set to descend upon Ballyroan this summer

The annual Ballyroan Festival is back for another year and it promises to be a belter. Last year, Nathan Carter wowed thousands and the line...

Laois the next stop for popular blogger as big event planned for local hotel

Well-known blogger Lisa McGowan is coming to Laois - with Lisa's Lust List Live event to be held in the Midlands Park Hotel in...
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