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Laois Rose Grainne shines on stage at Rose of Tralee

For the first time since 2014, a Laois Rose made it to the Dome in Tralee - with Grainne Hogan from Camross representing the...

Portlaoise Musical Society celebrating 20 years with Anniversary Concert

Portlaoise Musical Society are gearing up to celebrate two decades of beautiful sounds as they present their 20th Anniversary Concert at the Dunamaise Arts...

Laois Rose Grainne set to be on TV tonight

It is an exciting time for everyone involved in the Laois Rose and tonight all of the hard work will come to fruition. Killinure native...

“Unity through diversity” – Electric Picnic welcomes Electric Sideshow for sixth year running

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois Returning for the sixth year celebrating “unity through diversity” Jerry Fish’s majestic, magnificent and at moments chilling Electric...

Portlaoise native Emma brings her one-woman show to her hometown

Emma O’Grady is returning to the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, with her one woman show - 'What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten...

Get your Body & Soul grooving at the Electric Picnic

Body & Soul returns to its roots to celebrate landmark 15th year as the creative centre of Electric Picnic. Today the programme for the much...

In Pictures: Spink Comhaltas win an astounding 90 medals at the Leinster Fleadh

Spink Comhaltas walked away with an incredible 90 medals at this year's Leinster Fleadh Cheoil in Bagenalstown, Carlow between 13-15 July. Spink's phenomenal medal count comes...

Tour de Picnic gearing up for its tenth year

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois There's less than 2 months to go before 55,000 picknickers will descend on Stradbally Hall for the...

Meet the 17-year-old behind ‘Cinderella’ at Dunamaise Arts Centre

Dressing Room 1 are proud to present their summer Panto 'Cinderella' which will take place July 14 and 15 in the Dunamaise Arts Centre. There...

Electric Picnic announce acts for very popular stage

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois One of the most popular stages at the Electric Picnic has confirmed its line up for the...

Portlaoise Musical Society claim success at the Amateur Irish Musical Society Awards

Following the tremendous success of their last production Rock of Ages in the Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise Musical Society were awarded two nominations in the...

Details announced for big new music and comedy event in Laois

A brand new music and comedy event taking place in Laois this summer will be the first ever gender balanced music and comedy weekend...

Carribean vibes are coming back to the Electric Picnic as 50 Trenchtown acts are...

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois Electric Picnic welcomes a slice of the Caribbean once again as Trenchtown announces over 50 acts, a...
The Art House in Stradbally

Local sculptor’s new exhibition opens in the Laois Arthouse

The Laois Arthouse is hosting an exhibition entitled ‘Illustrating Joyce’s Finnegans Wake’, by Thomas Mc Nally, and the event promises to be a fun...

Laois Fleadh gets underway this bank holiday weekend

Mountmellick will be filled with Irish music as the Laois Fleadh gets underway this June bank holiday weekend. The atmosphere will be electric with dancing...

The 80s are returning to Laois for one night only

Dust off the legwarmers, perm the hair and get the shell suits out - the 80s are returning to Grellan Delaney's, Portlaoise, this Saturday...

10 years of Food Glorious Food at the Electric Picnic

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois Theatre of Food at Electric Picnic has enjoyed a decade of success at Ireland’s leading music and...

Stage set for the 2018 Ballyroan Country Music Festival

There will be plenty of craic stirring around Ballyroan again this June Bank Holiday Weekend as the Ballyroan Country Festival is set for its...
Line-up for Old Fort Quarter Festival revealed. Pictured today at the launch of the Old Fort Quarter festival were: Ross Adams; Heidi Whitten; Maria Corcoran; Shay Cullen and his raven Fiachra; Dinah Thorneycroft; PJ O’Brien; Caothaoirleach of Laois County Council Padraig Fleming; Members of the organising committee.

Line-up for Old Fort Quarter Festival revealed

Medieval heritage, music acts, street theatre, and a comic book convention will be amongst the highlights of this year’s Old Fort Quarter Festival, taking...

Local filmaker Makes the Grade to a national stage

Portarlington native Ken Wardrop is taking his film, 'Making the Grade', to the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Wednesday May 16 and Thursday May 17. In...

Christy Moore to play at famous Athy venue this summer

There will be a serious rolling back of the years in Athy this summer - when legendary singer-songwriter Christy Moore plays an intimate gig...

New presenter announced for Laois Rose selection night

The Laois Rose selection night is to take place this coming Sunday in the Mildands Park Hotel and there will be a new man...

Laois group take third place at traditional music All-Ireland Final

A young traditional music group from Laois took third place at the All-Ireland final of Siansa Gael Linn 2018 in the National Concert Hall...

Electric Picnic charity cycle gearing up for 10th year

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois The Tour de Picnic, the Electric Picnic's annual charity cycle, is gearing up for its tenth year. Festival...

In Pictures: Great craic at ‘Music at the Malt House’ 2018

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was among the large crowd which attended the second annual Music Generation 'Music at the Malt House' event at...

RTE looking for Laois adults living with their parents for new series

In 2018 some one in four 25 to 34-year-olds are living with their parents in their family home. Most don’t want to be there ......
Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble together with Siobhán Buckley (tutor), Rosa Flannery (Coordinator Music Generation Laois), and Catriona McKay and Chris Stout at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018

Harpists from Music Generation Laois wow audiences at Edinburgh festival

The Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble did their county proud last Wednesday when they played support to the virtuosic Scottish trad duo Chris...

Electric Picnic 2018 set to add EXTRA day

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois The Electric Picnic will begin a DAY early this year. The massively popular festival tweeted a short time...
All of the contestants at the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here fundraiser

In Pictures: Serious craic at ‘I’m a Celeb’ fundraiser in Killeshin

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here came to Killeshin at the weekend and it was a night of serious entertainment. Killeshin FC hosted...

Host of Country stars set to descend upon Ballyroan this summer

The annual Ballyroan Festival is back for another year and it promises to be a belter. Last year, Nathan Carter wowed thousands and the line...
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