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Ireland’s Historic Gardens airs on RTE One on Sunday evening - and there will be significant Laois interest

Significant Laois interest as ‘Ireland’s Historic Gardens’ to begin on RTE this weekend

Ireland’s Historic Gardens airs on RTE One on Sunday evening - and there will be significant Laois interest. Abbeyleix and Ballyfin are set to feature...
Portlaoise Comhaltas

Portlaoise Comhaltas branch announce plans to bring the music back

After months and months of Covid-19 shut down - the music is coming back. The Portlaoise Comhaltas branch have announced that activities and classes for...
A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own stars try their hand at ploughing in Laois

The National Ploughing Champions is taking place behind closed doors in Ratheniska this week - but there were some famous guests on site. Four members...
Mack Fleetwood

In Pictures: Mack Fleetwood wow crowds in Laois with stunning performance

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music finally returned to Laois in the last few weeks. From August 27 to September 11,...
The Lost Messiahs

Laois band set to release new song ahead of live performance next weekend

A Laois band are set to release a brand new single ahead of a live performance next weekend. The Lost Messiahs are based in Portlaoise...
Gary O'Reilly and Nicole Turner

Turner and O’Reilly set to feature on this week’s edition of the Late Late...

The Late Late Show returned to our TV screens after its summer break last week - and this week's show will have huge Laois...

Weekend Read: From Hollywood to Danceland – Remembering when legendary The Everly Brothers’ rocked...

Last Saturday, Don Everly passed away at his home in Nashville aged 84. Don, along with his younger brother Phil who himself passed away in...

In Pictures: Weather fails to dampen the spirits as live outdoor theatre event a...

After a challenging year, Dunamaise Arts Centre were delighted to have been able to bring a fantastic, unique theatre event to the people of...

Laois County Council announces outdoor performance opportunities for musicians, performers and artists

Laois County Council has announced a series of outdoor performance opportunities for Laois based musicians, performers and artists. The Laois Local Live Performance Scheme aims...
The Mere Mortals

The Mere Mortals on Baggot Inn, Feile and just missing out on the Commitments

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in September 2018. In the history of the local Laois music scene, there's few bands that are remembered...
Damien Bowe D Side

From Buckingham Palace to the Wembley Arena – Laois musician remembers life as a...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in April 2020. He played everywhere from Buckingham Palace to Wembley Arena and was a rising star on the...

‘It’s great to see some sense of normality returning’ – Return of live entertainment...

The return of live entertainment finally came to Laois recently with a comedy gig in Kavanagh's Pub in Portlaoise. On Wednesday July 21, 50 paying...

Animated short film with huge Laois involvement wins at 33rd Galway Film Fleadh

There was big Laois involvement in a real success story from the 33rd edition of the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh which took place at...

Documentary film about Laois town selected to feature in Galway Film Fleadh

A documentary film about a Laois town has been selected to feature at the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh. During the first lockdown in 2020, Maurice...

Talented Stradbally teenager releases new version of song based on a Laois man living...

A talented Laois teenager has released a brand new single. Stradbally’s Ross Molloy, ‘Rossi M’, has released An Old Man's Wish, a cover of...

Popular RTE dating show seeking Laois singletons for brand new series

First Dates Ireland is back for a brand-new series and the match making is in full swing. The hit RTÉ2 show is looking for men...

Two Laois schools set to feature in new music video for local singer

Schools up and down the country may have had very little to get excited about during the pandemic months - but now two primary...

Young Laois singer, songwriter and producer set to release her debut single

A young Laois singer, songwriter and producer is set to release her debut single. FLUBLAH, who hails from Mountmellick and is a past pupil of...

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...