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Laois man set to feature in new three-part BBC TV series

A Laois man is set to star in a new three-part BBC TV series that is set to get underway on Monday October 26. BBC...

Young Laois pianist uses Lockdown to celebrate 350th anniversary of famous composer

This year, 2020, marks not only the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven but also the 350th anniversary of the birth...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix Bog walk and Bike Week in Ratheniska, Portlaoise and Durrow

As we all adjust to the new normal of living alongside Covid-19, there are many things we cannot do at the moment. Around now, photographers...

Dunamaise delighted to open their doors and lift the curtains again

After months of having its doors closed and events cancelled, Dunamaise Arts Centre is delighted to be able to open the stage curtains for...

In Pictures: All the best photos as Culture Night a huge success in Laois

The annual Culture Night took place at venues around Laois on Friday September 18. A host of free events took place with punters adhering to...

Laois man’s campervan blog ‘Vanhalla’ to feature on The Open Door

Vanhalla - Camper Heaven, the popular campervan blog is to feature on a Midlands 103 radio programme this evening. The Vanhalla Blog, published by John...

Fascinating life and work of Helen Roe to be celebrate at Old Fort wall...

The fascinating life and work of Helen Roe is celebrated in an outdoor immersive audiovisual projection by artist, Caroline Conway for Culture Night on...

Online parish concert set to conclude after 24 weeks

A hugely popular weekly online parish concert will show its final performance today. Back in March, Fr Martin Delaney launched an online concert live every...

Laois woman to take over RTE Radio 1 morning show

Laois woman Claire Byrne has been appointed as the new presenter of the RTE Radio One 'Today' programme. The Mountrath is to succeed Sean O'Rourke...

Applications open for children to take part in Late Late Toy Show

Applications are now open for children to be toy testers or performers at this year's Late Late Toy Show. Applications are now open to children from...

Talented Laois teenager releases first ever album

A talented Laois teenager has released his first ever album. Stradbally's Ross Molloy, 'Rossi M', has released Love Me When I'm Old. The six track album...

TG4 launch search for Ireland’s most talented family

Can your family sing like the Corrs or dance like the Cunninghams? TG4 is looking for Ireland’s most talented family - and we'd only love...

Second place for Laois makeup star on BBC’s ‘Glow Up’

Abbeyleix native James MacInerney finished as the runner up on the the second series BBC’s Glow Up. The show sees ten aspiring make-up artists compete...

Music industry facing a much different future, says well-known Laois singer

Laois musician James O'Connor, who has played at Electric Picnic, teaches music in Music Generation Laois and has recently launched his new album, says...

Laois singer releases uplifting new charity single written in lockdown

A Laois singer has released his uplifting new single The Lockdown (Stay With Me) on all digital platforms. A regular performer at Ireland’s largest festival...

Elise Abbie: From Laois to Sweden – a debut single and a worthy cause

Elise Abbie - that name may not sound all that familiar to you now but for more than one good reason that might change...

Laois hotel set to host ‘Midlands Drive-In Movies’

Who doesn’t love a good movie? If you have missed that big screen experience over the past few months then there is some fantastic news...

Laois families called to take part in second series of popular RTE show

Laois families are being called upon to put themselves forward to take part in the second series of a popular RTE TV show. Presented by...

Popular Laois tourist attraction to feature in RTE series tonight

The very popular Emo Court will feature in an RTE programme tonight. 'Great Irish Interiors' will air at 8pm on RTE One and it will...

Popular Laois pantomime brings down the curtain for 2020

A popular Laois pantomime has been forced to cancel their shows for this year due to the Coronavirus. The 34th annual production of the Rathdowney...

WATCH: Laois man features on BBC dating show

Episode one of Na Gael Marys took place on BBC Two last night and a Laois man was the subject of the show. Courtwood native...

Ed Sheeran very nearly called his iconic song ‘Portlaoise Girl’

Ed Sheeran so nearly catapulted Portlaoise on to the international stage - as he told Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show in 2017...

Late Late Show line-up revealed for final episode of the series

The final Late Late Show of the 2019-2020 season will take place tomorrow night. And the line-up for the show has just been announced. Earlier in...

Marty and Bernard coming to Laois for final episode of hit RTE show

Laois comedian Bernard O'Shea and RTE commentator Marty Morrissey's latest series of their hit TV show will come to an end in Laois tonight. The...

Sopranos set to wow at ninth weekly Laois parish online lunchtime concert

The Rathdowney church online concert has increased in popularity since it began nine weeks ago - and it is back once again today. This week’s...

Portlaoise Musical Society nominated for seven national awards

Portlaoise Musical Society have been nominated for seven Association of Irish Musical Societies awards. All of the nominations relate to their smash hit show 'Ragtime'. Shane...

Laois band launch poem and song contest about their town

Popular Laois band The Finns have launched a poem and song contest. Rathdowney Song and Poem Contest is a competition dedicated to bring the stories...

BREAKING: New Laois music and arts festival rescheduled to 2021

The brand new music and arts festival set to take place in Emo this summer has been rescheduled to 2021 due to Coronavirus. Forest Fest,...

Late Late Show lineup announced for second last show of the series

The second last Late Late Show of the 2019-2020 season will take place tomorrow night. And the line-up for the show has just been announced. As...

Great line up announced for this week’s Late Late Show

The line up for Friday night’s Late Late Show has just been announced. Joining Ryan Tubridy on the show will be the ultimate crooner -...