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Young Laois girl set to represent the county in new TG4 series

TG4 is celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 with a new creative series for children called Cruthaím. Cruthaím highlights the talent of young Irish speakers across...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Youth Theatre back doing outdoor workshops in Portlaoise

Portlaoise Youth Theatre have been back doing outdoor workshops at the Laois Music Centre in Portlaoise. Small steps to getting back to normal for...

Laois singletons ‘looking for love and up for the craic’ requested for new RTE...

Are you single, looking for love and up for the craic? Well if so, a role on a new TV show could be in your...

New four-part crime series featuring murders in neighouring Laois counties to air this week

A new four part true crime series featuring the cases of four murders in neighbouring Laois counties in to air this week. TG4's Marú Inár...
Alison Dyer Miss Laois

Portarlington nurse crowned Miss Laois in bid to make Miss Ireland grand final

Alison Dyer from Portarlington has been crowned Miss Laois for 2021 in her bid to reach the grand final of the Miss Ireland competition. The...

Laois woman stars on latest episode of hit Channel 4 dating show ‘Naked Attraction’

A Laois woman starred on the most recent episode of the new season of the hit Channel 4 dating show 'Naked Attraction'. The unconventional TV...

Star of The Chase reveals Laois heritage in spin-off version of popular TV show

Anne Hegerty gave an insight into her family links with Laois during an episode of 'Beat The Chasers' on Virgin Media One recently. 'The Governess',...
Mary Louise Bowe music

Laois woman speaks about her life long love of music

Stradbally native Dr Mary Louise Bowe sat down with Paul Downey on last week's LaoisToday Midweek Podcast to discuss her lifelong love of music,...
Dunamaise Arts Centre

Dunamaise to work with new national arts programme – by young people for young...

Dunamaise Arts Centre have announced that they are to collaborate with the NASC venues network on LASTA - a national arts programme for young...
Laois Bealtaine Festival

Wide selection of projects on display for Laois Bealtaine Festival

Laois County Council Arts and Library Sections have partnered with the Dunamaise Arts Centre and Music Generation Laois to present a selection of safe...
Halle Coutney Miss Laois

Miss Laois contestant raises much needed funds for LauraLynn 

Halle Courtney is a 17-year-old student who is dreaming of becoming Miss Laois in the coming weeks as part of the Miss Ireland competition...
Miss Laois contestant Alison Dyer

Portarlington nurse in the running for Miss Laois title 

Alison Dyer is one of three finalists in this year’s Miss Laois pageant. The 23-year-old is up against Sarah McDonnell and Halle Courtney for...
Miss Laois contestant Sarah McDonnell

Miss Laois hopeful tackles period poverty in bid to win the title

The Miss Laois pageant is underway and this year’s three finalists are looking for your vote.  Sarah McDonnell hails from Portarlington and is in the...
Miss Laois hopefuls

Three local girls in the mix to be crowned Miss Laois

Three local girls are in contention to be crowned this year's Miss Laois, which is part of Miss Ireland, one of the world's longest-running...

‘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...