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In Pictures: Three Tenors impress in front of huge Laois crowd

The hugely popular Three Tenors performed a concert in St Fintan’s Church in Mountrath on Friday, February 21 in front of an audience of...

Laois man spins the wheel and wins €53,000 on RTE’s Winning Streak

Mountmellick native Brendan Lynch has won a whopping €53,000 on Winning Streak as he got to spin the wheel! Brendan is a part time volunteer...

In Pictures: Laois Foróige Members attend annual conference

On Saturday February 8, Foróige Club members from Laois, Carlow and Kilkenny gathered at the Talbot Hotel, Carlow for a busy day of fun,...

Graiguecullen GAA set for hugely popular 5k/10k annual race day

Graiguecullen are hosting their annual 5k/10k challenge race day this Sunday February 23. Now in its 5th year the race day is a huge community...

In Pictures: Retirement of popular member celebrated as Killenard Bridge Club hold 29th Annual...

Killenard Bridge Club hosted their 29th annual dinner in The Heritage Killenard. A big crowd were in attendance as the group met up to celebrate...

Electric Picnic organiser confirms big changes to 2020 festival following meeting with Laois Councillors

Big changes are on the way to how the Electric Picnic is run - that is the view of a number of Laois County...

In Pictures: All glitz and glam at the O’Dempsey’s GAA Dinner Dance

O'Dempsey's celebrated their success as they held their dinner dance last Saturday in The Heritage Hotel, Killenard. O'Dempsey's won Junior 'A' football final in 2019...

In Pictures: Serious craic and style at the Rosenallis GAA Dinner Dance

Dinner Dance season is in full swing and there was plenty to celebrate at the Rosenallis one at the weekend. The Bridge House in Tullamore...

The glorious Glimmermen all set for gig in Bergin’s in Portlaoise this weekend

This Valentine's weekend you can celebrate the love or contemplate the heartache with Glimmermen. The band play live at Bergin's, Portlaoise this Sunday, February 16...

Electric Picnic announce first act for sold out 2020 festival

Well this is exciting news! Rage Against The Machine have been announced as the first act for Electric Picnic 2020. The rock band, who got back...

All glitz and glam at the Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe GAA Dinner Dance

Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe celebrated their 2019 success last Saturday night in the Midland's Park Hotel, Portlaoise. The hurlers of Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe won the Laois JHC ‘A’ title in...

Electric Picnic launches the 2020 ‘Art Caravan’ competiton

Electric Picnic are now on the hunt for creative teams to invent, design, build and host their own caravan or mobile structure at this...

Band with strong Laois presence riding high in the iTunes charts

Drops of Greens - a band with strong Laois connections - are featuring highly in the iTunes charts in the last week with their...

In Pictures: A fantastic night at the Clonaslee OsKaRs

The Tullamore Court Hotel was packed to the rafters on Friday night as Clonaslee GAA held their OsKaRs night which proved to be an...

In Pictures: Colt GAA celebrate success at awards night

Colt GAA held their awards night on Saturday in Kavanagh's Pub Portlaoise. The club celebrated their Division 5 hurling success. Colt defeated Clonaslee back in July...

In Pictures: Ballyfin GAA Run a huge success

Ballyfin GAA hosted their immensely popular annual run/walk around the grounds of the Ballyfin Demesne on Sunday. The route encompassed the beautiful grounds, buildings, woodlands,...

Mountmellick Macra announce details for 22nd annual Pantomime

Mountmellick Macra, have announced that they are doing their 22nd pantomime,' Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs'. In previous years, Mountmellick have done Pantomimes such...

In Pictures: St Brigid’s Camogie celebrate Minor and Intermediate glory

St Brigid's GAA held their awards night in the Brewery in Rathdowney last Friday night (January 24). The Intermediate camogie team received their Leinster League...

Documentary on Bord na Móna’s decision to cease peat production to air

Will the Midland's become Ireland's Rust Belt? New TG4 documentary 'Gan Fód' seeks to find out. 'Gan Fód' is a one-hour documentary for TG4 that...

Clonaslee on the edge of their seats ahead of OsKaRs night

Excitement is mounting as Clonaslee prepares for the OsKaRs this Friday January 31 at 8pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel. This is the culmination of...
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People on both sides of the Laois/Carlow border called to attend fundraising quiz

Lions Club Carlow are hosting their annual fundraiser table quiz tonight at 8.30pm. The table quiz will take place in the Seven Oaks Hotel. The quiz...

Ballyfin GAA set for hugely popular 6k annual walk/run

Ballyfin GAA are set to host their immensely popular annual run/walk around the grounds of the Ballyfin Demesne on Sunday, February 2 at 11.30am. The...

In Pictures: 36th Portlaoise Pantomime a huge success

The Portlaoise Pantomime group staged their 36th annual production last week from Saturday 18 to Saturday 25. This year’s production was Robin Hood, a timeless...

In Pictures: Mountrath CS launch first ever TY Musical

Mountrath CS Transition Year launched their first ever Transition Year Musical recently. This year's Transition Year group launched 'Grease the Musical' to a packed school...

‘Santa Cycle’ in aid of Teac Tom a huge success

Crowds gathered in Portlaoise last month to cycle around the town in aid of Teac Tom. This is a community based suicide prevention mental health...

The highlights, challenges and advice from the Mahers after All Ireland’s Fittest Family experience

Nicholas, Fionn, Maeve and Cara Maher picked up their 'Sports Star(s) of the Month' award for December, sponsored by Tommy Buggy in partnership with...

In Pictures: All glitz and glam at Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance

The Templemore Arms was the place to be on Saturday night as Rathdowney-Errill celebrated a stellar 2019 in style. Medals were presented to the Senior,...

In Pictures: Sarsfields Ladies Football awards night a huge success

Sarsfields Ladies celebrated their football success over the last year at the weekend. The presentation of 2019 senior and U-16 'A' Laois Ladies Club Championship...

In Pictures: Hundreds brave the cold to turn out for The Great Heath Run...

It was a frosty and cold morning in Laois yesterday but it didn't stop hundreds from taking part in the annual Great Heath Run. People...

Kilkenny hurler looking for Laois votes on Dancing with the Stars

RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars is now in full swing and one Kilkenny man is looking for your votes. Just on the border in Urlingford,...
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