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Laois man Michael set to take First Dates by storm next week

We've waited what has felt like an eternity for this - but it is now less than six days away. Mountrath man Michael Boyhan will...

BREAKING: Electric Picnic organisers reveal new festival details

The Electric Picnic organisers have officially announced the name and venue for their new festival. 'Kaleidoscope' is being marketed as a family friendly festival, aimed...

In Pictures: Record numbers take to the Streets of Portlaoise for annual run

On a windy St Patrick's day in Portlaoise, a record entry of almost 1,000 runners took to the Streets of Portlaoise for the first...

Ballyfin Players are set to perform a play with a difference

Ballyfin Players are getting ready to put on a performance with a difference for two nights in the Mountmellick Arts Centre on March 22...

In Pictures: Mountmellick’s St Patrick’s Day parade showcases what the town has to offer

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise Mountmellick is known for its impressive parade every year on St Patrick’s Day, and this...

In Pictures: Rosenallis goes green for this St Patrick’s Day parade

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise One of the last parades to take to the streets of Laois, the parish of...

In Pictures: Magical Mountrath St Patrick’s Day a delight as parade receives national attention

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise All sorts of ghouls, dragons and fairies took to Main Street, Mountrath for their mythical...

In Pictures: Laois students celebrate intercultural day with 40 different nationalities taking part

There was a party atmosphere in Scoil Chríost Rí on Friday, March 15, as they held an intercultural day within the school grounds. A variety of...

‘Tickets selling fast’ for huge Laois concert in aid of three worthy causes

Tickets are selling out fast for a concert which will take place next weekend in aid of three worthy causes. So says organiser Fionn Marum...

In Pictures: Rory’s Stories visits Leaving Cert information evening with People First Credit Union

Rory O’Connor, the man behind the hugely popular Rory’s Stories, made a guest appearance at an information evening for Leaving Cert students and parents...
Camross Macra na Feirme had a brilliant weekend

Camross Macra to reach out into former branch stronghold this weekend

In order to strengthen you must grow, and that is exactly what Camross Macra na Feirme are doing by holding a recruitment drive in...

Streets of Portlaoise set to wow the crowds this weekend

Portlaoise is set to become a hive of activity this St Patrick's weekend. Family-fun activities will take over the town on Saturday and Sunday, while...

BREAKING: First Electric Picnic acts are announced

It's the moment we've all been waiting for - the first lineup for Electric Picnic 2019 has been announced. The Strokes, Florence and the Machine,...

Your ultimate guide to all the St Patrick’s Day parades in Laois

It’s always a most enjoyable day and this year’s St Patrick’s day festivities around Laois will bring a bit of fun and joy to...

In Pictures: 33rd annual pantomime in Rathdowney a major hit

Rathdowney fell under a magical spell as witches, wolves, a royal family, a woodcutter, a Baron & a Duke, some baddies, Laurel & Hardy, hot...

In Pictures: Laois performers rock out at sixth annual music festival

Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music held their sixth annual music festival on Sunday, March 3 at Laois Music Centre in Portlaoise. Over...

REVEALED: Electric Picnic organisers announce brand new festival as EP announcement date is confirmed

It's all systems go as Electric Picnic has revealed the time and date of its first line-up announcement for this year's festival. Organisers have revealed...

All-Ireland Senior Ceili Band winners to come to Laois for workshop extravaganza

The Camross branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann are excited to introduce their music workshop which will be held on Saturday, March 9 in Camross...

Mountmellick building up for biggest dramatics of 2019

Excitement is at tipping point as the final preparations are put in place in the lead up to the 29th Annual Mountmellick Drama Festival...

In Pictures: Two Laois secondary schools come together to highlight inequality in sport

It was a rare and remarkable sight. Scoil Chriost Rí and St Mary's CBS joined forces in an afternoon of mixed sport events to...

In Pictures: Mountmellick celebrate 2018 success with Dinner Dance

Mountmellick surely do know how to celebrate in style. The club's hurlers received their medals after they won the Junior A championship last year at...

Russian family excited to release art exhibition in Laois library

A Laois family art group are looking forward to having their exhibition displayed in Mountmellick Library this April. Yustina, Sofia and their mother Tatiana have...

In Pictures: Hundreds gather for fashion show in support of little Mary Claire Knowles

Timahoe was the home of avant grande fashion last night in a spectacular fundraiser for Mary-Claire Knowles. A charity fashion show was held in aid...

Laois community getting set for its 33rd annual Pantomime

Rathdowney is set to fall under a magical spell as its 33rd annual pantomime, “The Royals, The Witch and The Woodcutter” takes place in...

In Pictures: Rosenallis GAA celebrate successful league campaigns with flair

Rosenallis GAA Club celebrated winning two league titles in 2018 at Portarlington Golf CLub last Saturday, February 23. The senior 'A' team took home the...

Laois Alpaca farm gains national attention

Awh would you look! An Alpaca farm on the Laois-Offaly border at the heart of the Slieve Bloon mountains is after gaining some serious attention...

In Pictures: St Paul’s ladies footballers lead the way in the style stakes at...

What a year and what a night it was for St Paul's LGFA. Not a club to do things by halves, the women of St...

In Pictures: All style for Kyle with GAA dinner dance

Kyle GAA showed they could turn up the heat both on and off the field with their dinner dance in the Racket Hall, Roscrea,...

Laois nurse set to appear on RTE’s Winning Streak

We've only gone and done it again - for the seventh time this series, a Laois person will appear on Winning Streak. Katheleen Purcell from...

In Pictures: Night of celebration at Annanough GAA Dinner Dance

There was a real joyous atmosphere at the Annanough GAA Dinner Dance in the Midlands Park Hotel on Saturday as the club celebrated winning...
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