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With a bouzouki and a didgeridoo, the Laois duo of Drops of Green are...

Brothers Lee and Robbie Campion, who are two fifths of popular band Drops of Green, say they are armed up with new instruments and...

Watch: Laois man’s ‘Lulu’s Variety Show’ a big hit as he outlines hopes for...

A Laois man's online comedy sketch has proved to be a big hit in recent weeks. 'Lulu's Variety Show' is a series of short clips...

New RTE TV show looking for renovators and DIY builders

A new RTE show focusing on renovation and brand new homes is looking for interested people to come forward. The people behind Build Your Own,...

Watch: Laois involvement in stunning production of hit song in Irish and Welsh

For many, this is the song that represents the first lockdown when we all took to our gardens and tried to replicate the dance...

No show this year as Portlaoise Panto ‘family’ hope for normality by 2022

Normally at this time of the year, various local pantomime groups around the country would be in the thick of their schedule of shows...

Laois brothers yearning for return to normal live gigs in 2021

The Finns from Rathdowney in Laois are yearning for the return of live music in 2021. Hugh and Ciaran, who perform together, have seen their...

Watch: Laois TV presenter clashes with Dustin the Turkey over wearing ‘the same kacks...

2020 has thrown many things at us - but a feud between a national TV presenter from Laois and Dustin the Turkey was not...

Starnes girls star on TG4 – but miss out on final place

Ever since the first lockdown way back in March, Durrow sisters Allana and Abbey Starnes have been entertaining the masses with their singing on...

Laois Gardai set to feature prominently in Bernard O’Shea’s new TV series

Local members of An Garda Siochana are set to feature in a new Bernard O'Shea comedy show which will air on RTE in the...

From Los Angeles to London and Canada to Laois – how a local musician...

Local music fans will be familiar with James O'Connor who has been performing at venues around the county for a number of years now...

Elephant on the Farm: Laois man publishes children’s bedtime story

The various lockdowns and restrictions this year have led people to doing things they normally wouldn't have time for or pushing themselves outside their...

The Laois woman who has been dancing to packed venues on the other side...

With the current Coronavirus situation in Ireland, it is hard to envisage a world where people can do normal things like attend a show. But...

Watch: Huge Laois involvement as film shot on site of Electric Picnic hits US...

A British horror film with huge Laois involvement hit US screens early last month. The psychological thriller 'Kindred', directed Joseph Marcantonio, was shot in 2019...

Young Laois boy glides in as Late Late Toy Show raises €5 million for...

A young Laois boy played his part as the Late Late Toy Show helped raise more than €5 million for a brand new charity. 7-year-old...

Journalist with Laois connections pens book on rural life

Journalist, columnist and author Jim O’Brien is no stranger to Laois having lived in Rosenallis for 13 years between 1999 and 2012. He was well-known...

Managing the Dunamaise Arts Centre through lockdowns and restrictions and imagining what the arts...

Michelle de Forge is the director of Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise, whose job for the last number of years has been to get...

Young Laois boy ‘excited’ ahead of Late Late Toy Show appearance

A young Laois boy is set to appear on this year's edition of the Late Late Toy Show. 7-year-old Eli McGlynn, who hails from Camross,...

LISTEN: R&B singer with Laois connections releases new single ahead of online gig

AIS is a singer-songwriter in her early 20’s from Dublin. She is half Ghanaian, half Irish, grew up in Blanchardstown but has strong Laois connections. She...

Portlaoise Musical Society to put on virtual performance in aid of mental health charity

Portlaoise Musical Society will present A Musical, a virtual concert featuring a host of society stars and special guests on Saturday November 28 at...

Laois farm and brewery set to feature on popular RTE TV show this evening

A Laois farm and brewery is set to feature on a popular RTE One TV Show this evening. The latest episode of Ear To The...

WATCH: Laois poet dedicates poem on Emo Court to mother

A Laois poet has penned a wonderful poem about one of Laois's most popular tourist attractions. 'The Statues of Emo Court' has been published by...

LISTEN: Local musician releases second single

Portlaoise singer/songwriter Chris Conroy released his second single - 'Sink or Swim' - last Friday. Off the back of the success of his first single...

LISTEN: Laois teenager with incredible voice launches first single

A Laois teenager with a quite simply incredible voice has released her first ever single. 17-year-old Béibhín O'Driscoll, Bayvinn, is a young singer from Timahoe who...

Laois man set to feature on popular RTE TV show this evening

A Laois man is set to feature on a popular RTE One TV Show this evening. Vicarstown native Conor Stapleton will appear on the latest...

Shortscreen shot in Slieve Blooms and written by Laois man features on RTE

A shortscreen which was shot in the Slieve Bloom Mountains and written by a Laois man has featured on RTE 2. 'Vegetable' premiered on Irish...

Laois man set to feature in new three-part BBC TV series

A Laois man is set to star in a new three-part BBC TV series that is set to get underway on Monday October 26. BBC...

Young Laois pianist uses Lockdown to celebrate 350th anniversary of famous composer

This year, 2020, marks not only the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven but also the 350th anniversary of the birth...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix Bog walk and Bike Week in Ratheniska, Portlaoise and Durrow

As we all adjust to the new normal of living alongside Covid-19, there are many things we cannot do at the moment. Around now, photographers...

Dunamaise delighted to open their doors and lift the curtains again

After months of having its doors closed and events cancelled, Dunamaise Arts Centre is delighted to be able to open the stage curtains for...

In Pictures: All the best photos as Culture Night a huge success in Laois

The annual Culture Night took place at venues around Laois on Friday September 18. A host of free events took place with punters adhering to...