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Adequate transport services sought for major events that take place in Laois

A Laois County Councillor has called for adequate transport services to be in place for the large scale events that are set to take...
Forest Fest Hospitality

Forest Fest Diary: Breakfast, big screen and cash or card at Emo festival

Forest Fest, a new three-day music festival in Emo, gets underway tomorrow evening and as the crowds set to flock to the small village,...
Leinster Fleadh Portlaoise

In Pictures: Laois dancers look forward to All Ireland Fleadh after huge success in...

Dancers from Ratheniska and Portlaoise Comhaltas are looking forward to competing in the All Ireland Fleadh in Mullingar  following huge success at Fleadh Cheoil...
Up for the Match

In Pictures: Laois girls centre stage on RTE’s Up for the Match programme

Three Laois girls had the time of their lives on Saturday as they danced live on RTE on the Up for the Match programme...
Forest Fest Food Main

Stage times revealed for Forest Fest in Emo next weekend

The stage times have just been announced for Forest Fest, a new three-day music festival in Emo next weekend, July 22-24. With over 50 acts...
Forest Fest Site & Map

Forest Fest site map sets out what’s in store for Emo village event

The Forest Fest site map has landed.  The detailed map sets out what’s in store for the thousands of music fans and families who are...
Superhuman

Screening of the inaugural Laois Short Film Bursary winning film set to take place...

The 2021 Laois Short Film Bursary was awarded to Swandive Productions for their short film Superhuman and a screening will take place on Friday. The...

Three centuries worth of Laois life presented through the lens of one family

A captivating chronicle of Laois life from 1700-2000 will be launched on July 9 at 7.30pm in Scully’s pub in Ballyroan. Three centuries of Laois...
Ken Wardrop Christmas

Cast sought for a Portarlington award-winning filmmaker recruiting for Irish Christmas Documentary 

A new documentary about the ins and outs of an Irish Christmas is currently recruiting it's cast. Anne-Marie Fitzgerald, the documentaries’ Casting Researcher is on...
BARDO Aisling Conroy and maps and plans

Animated short film with huge Laois involvement features at Tribeca Film Festival in New...

A debut film with huge Laois involvement was shown recently at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York. BARDO, created in the and maps and plans...

In Pictures: Local band Goitse launch new album at Dunamaise Arts Centre

The Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise last Sunday was the setting for the launch of ‘Rosc’, the 6th studio album by local band Goitse,...
Goitse

Local trad band Goitse set to officially launch their latest studio album

This Sunday sees the launch of ‘Rosc’, the 6th studio album by Goitse, supported by Sásta, in the Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise.  "It has been...
Re-Centring Portlaoise Main

Final ‘re-centring’ event of 2022 set to take place in Portlaoise this weekend

Dunamaise Arts Centre will present the finale of re:CENTRING Laois on Sunday May 29 in Portlaoise. Taking place between 2pm and 5pm, Fitzmaurice Place will...
The Outcast Crew

Local band The Outcast Crew release new video

Laois trad-punk band The Outcast Crew have unleashed a new video for their new single 'Bound for Hell'. The Outcast Crew is comprised of Brian...
Ireland's Fittest Family

Laois families sought as applications open for Ireland’s Fittest Family 2022

Laois families have a great track record on the hugely popular Ireland’s Fittest Family TV programme – and we are being sought once again. The...
Laois Rose Sarah Bergin

Laois Rose not to be held until 2023 as new format in place

Like everything the Rose of Tralee event had to be postponed for two years running because of the Coronavirus. And though it is returning to...
The Lost Messiahs

Popular Laois band The Lost Messiahs release new single

Laois band The Lost Messiahs, who will play at Electric Picnic and the new Forest Fest in Emo this year, have released a new single,...
Cua Dunamaise

Laois band cua set for Dunamaise homecoming after 15-date UK tour

Dunamaise welcomes cua, one of the most amazing bands to come from Laois over the last decade, as they return home after a 15-date...
Forest Fest The Waterboys

‘The Whole of the Moon’ – Legendary band The Waterboys confirmed for new Laois...

The Waterboys have been added to the line-up for the brand new Laois music festival, Forest Fest, this July. In what’s a major coup for...
Forest Fest new (2)

Six new acts added to Forest Fest ahead of July music festival

Laois's newest music festival, Forest Fest, which is scheduled to take place in Emo this summer, has added more acts. With over 30 acts already...
Forest Fest new

Brand new Laois music and arts festival hits the spot with Hot Press listing

Ireland’s newest music and arts festival, Forest Fest at Emo is hitting all the right notes with fans for its exciting, entertaining, and eclectic...
Great House Revival Maryrose Simpson Stradbally

Laois woman’s stunning house renovation set to feature on popular RTE show this weekend

Stradbally will be the focus of prime time television on Sunday evening in the latest episode of a popular RTE show. The Great House Revival...
Re-Centring Mountrath

Electric Picnic artist among those to attend special event in Mountrath this weekend

Celebrating the return of audiences to the arts, Dunamaise Arts Centre will present 'A Sunday Afternooon' in Mountrath as part of re:CENTRING Laois this...
Forest Fest new

Lineup announced for new three-day Emo music festival this summer

Over 30 acts across two stages in the idyllic setting of Emo village will be the soundtrack to the summer of 2022 at Forest...
Home Advantage

Popular RTE game show seeking Laois families to take part in new series

RTE is seeking Laois families to come forward and take part in the new series of their popular TV game show. Home Advantage is general...
Forest Fest

The Stunning set to feature at new music and arts festival – Forest Fest...

A new music festival, Forest Fest, will take place in Emo this summer over three days in July. Forest Fest, a new music and arts...
The Last Beekeeper

WATCH: Lovely footage of the Last Beekeeper at Roundwood House and Paddy Fitzpatrick’s ballad...

This is just lovely. When local author John Whelan penned his latest publication The Last Beekeeper last year, having live local events was easier said...
Sue Ramsbottom Laochra Gael

Much love for Laois woman Sue Ramsbottom from TV viewers following Laochra Gael appearance

Laois's first ever appearance on the popular TG4 sports documentary show Laochra Gael happened last night. The definitive GAA sports series Laochra Gael returned to...
Neil Kenna First Dates Ireland

Laois barman set for TV debut as First Dates Ireland returns tonight

The new season of First Dates Ireland gets underway tonight - and a Laois man is set to feature prominently. Neil Kenna, who hails from...
MGL Christmas Youth Showcase 05

In Pictures: Music Generation Laois Rock and Pop Showcase a huge success

Music Generation Laois showcased seven young bands as part of their Christmas Performance Series, in Kavanagh’s Courtyard Venue Portlaoise on Sunday. Seven bands, all part...