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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...

Electric Picnic welcomes a slice of the Caribbean once again as Trenchtown announces over 50 acts, a new stage and more. Exotic cuisine, tropical cocktails,...
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

Theatre of Food at Electric Picnic has enjoyed a decade of success at Ireland’s leading music and arts festival, the Electric Picnic. From inspiring food...

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

The Tour de Picnic, the Electric Picnic's annual charity cycle, is gearing up for its tenth year. Festival goers who sign up for the 80km...

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

The Electric Picnic will begin a DAY early this year. The massively popular festival tweeted a short time ago that a night of comedy would...
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...
Ed Sheeran is coming to Laois!

Breaking: Global music star set to play intimate gig in Laois

This is massive! LaoisToday can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that one of the world's most popular musicians is set to play a gig in Laois. Global superstar Ed...

Much anticipated play ‘The Inspector’ on this weekend

A local play ‘The Inspector’ is set to prove to be a huge hit in the local community and also raise much needed funds...
Eoin Scully from Camross was a big hit when he appeared on First Dates Ireland

Laois people sought for next season of First Dates Ireland

After the rampant success of Camross man Eoin Scully and his 'how are ya kapin' catchphrase, how do you feel about becoming the next...

Legendary singer offers discounted show to Laois’s unemployed

Musician Don Baker may be renowned for playing a hardman in movies but he has shown his softer side by offering a vastly reduced...

Mystery still surrounds U2’s cancelled Portlaoise gig

As the snow settles on the St Patrick’s weekend celebrations spare a thought for U2 fans in Laois who had been looking forward to...

Renowned chef and food writer Domini Kemp on her career ahead of exciting food...

The first ever Food Futures 2030 event in Laois takes place next Wednesday in the Heritage Hotel in Killenard. The event is being run by...

BREAKING: Electric Picnic tickets completely SOLD OUT

Did you get your hands on a ticket to this year's Electric Picnic music festival? Well if you didn't, it is now too late as...
The Electric Picnic 2017 festival will take this September in Stradbally

BREAKING: Electric Picnic 2018 acts announced

After months and months of waiting, the announcement many of us have been waiting for is here. The Electric Picnic have made their first line...
Stevie James Kelly is set to appear on Ireland's Got Talent tomorrow night

Laois hopeful all set for Ireland’s Got Talent appearance

A young singer from Laois is all set to grace our TV screens tomorrow night. Ireland’s Got Talent, a spin-off of the popular reality show...

Details on first Electric Picnic line up announcement confirmed

Electric Picnic organisers have confirmed details of when the first line up announcement will be made. They say that the first bands confirmed to take...

Stellar lineup announced for Mountmellick’s 28th Drama Festival

Mountmellick Drama Festival is back for its 28th season and promises to thrill and excite again this year from Friday March 9 to Friday...
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