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In Pictures: Laois Secondary School host successful production of the popular musical Annie

A Laois secondary school recently held a successful musical in their school hall. All eyes were on the students of Heywood Community School where they...
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Up On Blue Bridge Productions scoping for prospective film locations in Laois

Over the last four years, Creative Laois initiatives have established roots and reinforced Laois County Council’s commitment to the role of arts, heritage, culture,...
Operation Transformation

Laois chosen as base for new season of popular RTE TV show Operation Transformation

This year, RTE’s popular TV series Operation Transformation will make Laois it’s home. The stunning setting of the Malt House in Stradbally will be the...
Portlaoise Musical Society Music on Leith (6)

In Pictures: Portlaoise Musical Society bring the house down with stunning Irish premiere of...

What a show! All this week in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, the Portlaoise Musical Society are performing to a full house with their brilliant production...
Forest Fest General

REVEALED: First line-up announcement for popular Forest Fest music festival in Emo made

Christmas has come early for Forest Fest fans with an early line-up reveal, and the announcement of a fan-friendly flexible day ticket offering. Forest Fest...
Portlaoise Kitchen Choir

They’re back! The brilliant 65 Kitchen Choir will be on stage again next month

They started out at the ‘Mass on the Grass’ at Marian Avenue, Portlaoise, and have been performing every year apart from the last two...

In Pictures: Great turnout as renowned dance musical comes to Laois

NASC and NOMAD Touring Networks presented MÁM at Portarlington Community Centre recently. The Portarlington production of MÁM was a collaboration between Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise...
Portlaoise Musical Society

Portlaoise Musical Society continue to lead the way as they prepare for return to...

The award-winning Portlaoise Musical Society will premiere as the first Irish musical society to perform with an Irish sign language interpreter at its show...

In Pictures: Great craic as The Lost Messiahs perform in Hogan’s Bar in Coolrain

This was great craic in Coolrain over the Bank Holiday weekend as a popular band came to play. Hogan's Bar was the venue for The...
Shane Brennan Portlaoise film

The story of Portlaoise man Shane Brennan and his award-winning short horror film

The sense of unease of being stopped at a traffic light on a rural road in the dead of night even though there is...

In Pictures: Newly-refurbished Laois Music Centre is officially opened in Portlaoise

The official opening of the newly refurbished Laois Music Centre, Church Avenue, Portlaoise, home to both Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois...

In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images as Laois School of Music celebrates its 21st...

Laois School of Music celebrated its 21st year last weekend with two concerts in St Peters Church of Ireland, Portlaoise. On SaturdayLaois School of Music...
Forest Fest

Early bird tickets for Forest Fest2 in Emo set to go on sale tomorrow

Tickets for Forest Fest 2023 in Emo go on sale tomorrow, Friday, October 28. Following a sell-out success last year, discounted early bird weekend tickets...

Emer Dunne Interview: Touring Laois, releasing an album and losing her number one supporter

Mountmellick singer/songwriter Emer Dunne has just completed a tour of Laois, with free shows having taken place in Clonaslee, Camross and Ballylinan. “We had three...
One for All

Towns in Laois sought for new cross community singing group initiative for all

A ‘Solidarity-through-song’ initiative is now looking to attract towns across Laois to its unique model. ‘One Town One Voice’ aims to establish secular community singing...
Ryan and Kelly Family RTE TV Show

Two Laois families set to star in new RTE One show in bid to...

Two Laois families are set to star in a new RTE One TV show next week and they will be bidding to win the...
Gallaghers Ireland's Fittest Family

Laois family set to compete as new series of Ireland’s Fittest Family to get...

The brand new series of the hit RTE TV Show 'Ireland's Fittest Family' gets underway tonight - and there will be Laois involvement. The Gallaghers...
Portlaoise Musical Society

After a three-year gap, Portlaoise Musical Society are back with great new show

Portlaoise Musical Society are back after a three-year interval, due to the pandemic, with the Irish musical premiere of the sensational stage hit show...
Culture Night 2022

Exciting programme announced as details of Laois Culture Night confirmed

The seventeenth edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday September 23 and an exciting programme of events have been announced. The theme for...

Forest Fest2 – boutique festival in Emo confirmed for summer 2023 return

After a successful first outing, rave reviews and a demand from fans and performers, Forest Fest is set to make a welcome return to...
Green Ribbon

Coillte set to host ‘Green Ribbon Let’s Talk and Walk’ at Emo Woods this...

Coillte, in collaboration with the IFA, See Change and Mental Health Ireland, is hosting a Green Ribbon Let’s Talk and Walk event at Emo...

Excitement building as first ever Laois Pride line up is announced

Excitment is building as Midlands LGBT+ Project and Laois Pride have announced the line up of events for the first ever Laois Pride. The historic...
Electric Picnic General

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...