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‘I thought I was going to die’ – Laois Supervet on contracting Covid-19 twice

Laois Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick has revealed how he feared he was going to die when he contracted Covid-19 for a second time. The Ballyfin native,...

WATCH: Laois Irish Dancers take to the woods for fantastic virtual performance

This is brilliant. Members of a Laois Irish Dancing school have come together, virtually, to create a brilliant video which was released on Easter Sunday. It...

Ballyroan musician launches EP in aid of Cuisle Cancer Support Centre

Ballyroan musician, Brian Lalor, has launched a new EP in aid of the Cuisle Cancer Support Centr. Brian was joined host Paul Downey on The...

Big plans and high hopes for Abbeyleix musician when live music gets the green...

Brian Killeen has been involved in music for many years and is currently working on his own music career as well as working with...

Popular Laois festival falls victim to Coronavirus for second successive year

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival has fallen victim to the Coronavirus pandemic for the second successive year. This year’s festival was set to run from July...
Former Knockbeg student Power in making a lot of money in New York

From the LaoisToday Archives: Former Knockbeg College student is a millionaire in the Big...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on March 10, 2017. A former Knockbeg College student, who packed up and moved to New York as...

Laois singer pledges profits from new single to charity

Laois singer Emer Dunne has decided to donate all the profits from her single to a charity close to her hearts - The Irish...

Laois families sought for brand new RTE TV quiz show

RTE are currently casting for a brand new TV quiz show - and Laois families have been requested to apply. The show, set to be...

Laois Gardai and comedian set to feature on new RTE show tonight

Laois comedian Bernard O'Shea and members of the Gardai in the county will star in a new RTE TV show this evening. Bernard's Working Comics...

Live music sector and arts community in Laois encouraged to apply for new €25...

The Live Performance Support Scheme, a government initiative to assist the live entertainment sector during Covid 19 has opened for applications - and those...

WATCH: Laois teenagers post stunning cover of hit Kodaline song

Five Laois teenagers have come together to record a stunning cover of a hit song by a popular Irish band. Kodaline's 'Brand New Day' has...

WATCH: Reminisce about St Patrick’s Day parades of old in this great video

Ah the memories - this video is certainly set to bring them back. Stretching back all the way from 2004 to 2019 in Rosenallis, Mountmellick,...

Laois indie band release debut single ahead of first ever album

A Laois indie band have released their debut single ahead of their first ever album which is due out later this year. ‘Rabbit Hole’ is...

Impressive young Laois people set to feature in brand new Podcast series

Five young Laois people from a range of different backgrounds are set to feature in a brand new podcast series. IMRO award winning broadcaster Ann...
Chris Conroy music

Sink or Swim: Portlaoise singer Chris Conroy delighted to be using lockdown to release...

The lockdown that the country has been under for most of the last year has had plenty of negatives no doubt - but there...

From the rambling house to Zoom dancing, infectious enthusiasm of Maureen Culleton shines through

This Wednesday is St Patrick's Day and one Laois woman is going to extraordinary lengths to bring the occasion alive not just for herself...

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell to headline virtual St Patrick’s Day concert in Laois parish

Irish singers Daniel and Majella O'Donnell headline a star-studded virtual St Patrick's Day concert planned for Laois. Rathdowney parish will host the Donegal duo -...

New Laois music and arts festival has been cancelled

The organisers of what was to be a brand new music and arts festival in Laois have announced that the event is cancelled. Forest Fest,...

Electric Picnic chief reckons Covid-19 vaccine passport ‘inevitable’ when live gigs resume

One of the organisers of the Electric Picnic believes it is 'inevitable' that people will be required to produce proof of vaccination before being...

Two members of Laois bands set to appear on popular RTE TV show on...

Two members of two Laois bands are set to appear on a popular RTE One TV show on Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm. Abbeyleix natives James...
The Street Parade

‘People have had time to stop and create and from that point of view...

A well-known Laois musician reckons there will a lot of high quality music to emerge over the coming months as the effect of the...

€125,000 in funding allocated to Dunamaise Arts Centre

The Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise has received funding €125,000 from the Arts Council. This was announced today as the Arts Council granted funding to...

‘2022 is pretty chocablock’ – Laois wedding band braced for busy times as bookings...

Weddings are set to make a massive comeback from 2022 onwards - so says the lead singer of a Laois Wedding Band. Damien Carroll of...
Abbeyfolk

Abbeyfolk looking forward to getting back on stage again – ‘I can’t wait to...

Well-known Laois band Abbeyfolk, who have played venues all over the country and internationally, say they can't wait to experience the thrill of performing...

Laois Paralympian set to feature on Friday’s Late Late Show

A Laois teenager is set to appear on this Friday's Late Late Show. Portarlington teenager Nicole Turner, a recent guest on the Midweek Podcast, will...

Dunamaise on Air – a series of great plays available to listen to online

Everyone has had to change how they do things this past year and the arts world is no different. Dunamaise Arts Centre recently launched it...

Better late than never – Laois singer looking forward to launching new album to...

So many walks of life have been adversely effected by the Coronavirus restrictions but for those in the live music sector it really has...
Betty O'Brien, Lorcan Fitzpatrick and Trudy Nealon

Coping With Covid – Laois artist explores how people are managing the pandemic

In 2020 when the pandemic first began, Laois artist Annie Holland set out to create a new body of work titled 'Coping with Covid'. The...
Emer Dunne Today Show

Laois singer set to appear on popular RTE TV show

A Laois singer is set to appear on a popular RTE One TV show this afternoon. Mountmellick native Emer Dunne will star on the Today...
Mountmellick Community School take on Jerusalema Dance

WATCH: Laois school teachers take on Jerusalema Dance Challenge

This is class! Mountmellick Community School's staff, along with some of their family members, have become the latest group to take on the Jerusalema Dance...