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‘Mountrath Unlocked’ – ‘A story of hope, compassion, and community spirit within a small,...

Independent filmmaker, Maurice O'Carroll has finally made his Laois-based movie available for the public. 'Mountrath Unlocked' was filmed and produced during the COVID lockdown before...

‘Soul Sold’ – Laois singer/songwriter Kevin Quigley releases new single

Coming from the picturesque landscapes of a small farm in Timahoe, singer-songwriter Kevin Quigley is set to release his latest single, 'Soul Sold' on...
Forest Fest 2024

Exciting line-up revealed as Forest Fest announce first set of acts for 2024 summer...

The wait is over for Forest Fest fans as organisers have announced their first slew of acts which will take to the stage in...

In Pictures: Ballyfin GAA’s unique fundraiser is bringing ‘Jungle Challenge’ to Laois

The men and women of Ballyfin GAA club are hosting a fundraiser with a major twist, as they prepare to bring the jungle to...
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The Laois woman rubbing shoulders with global music stars in Los Angeles

As tour production co-ordinator for Aerosmith and Lionel Richie, Los Angeles-based Fiona Marie Booth is used to rubbing shoulders with artists. The trailblazing Laois woman...

In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images as Portlaoise Panto get the show on the...

It was all systems go in the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Saturday as the Portlaoise Panto group began their week-long series of performances after...

Lights, camera, action as Portlaoise Panto Group set to take to the stage with...

Brimful of laugh out loud antics, song and dance, Portlaoise Pantomime Group’s production of ‘Cinderella’ will run at the Dunamaise Arts Centre from today,...

New virtual reality event at Dunamaise Arts Centre – opera like never before

Experience the world’s first virtual reality community opera as the Irish National Opera presents 'Out of the Ordinary' ('As an nGách') at Dunamaise Arts...

Laois sporting legend Pat Critchley set to feature on new series of popular TG4...

Laois sporting legend Pat Critchley is set to feature on the brand new series of the popular TG4 series Laochra Gael. The series is an...

‘There was a song from Abbeyleix that was about me, it was really fantastic’...

George Clooney is one of the most recognisable faces in the world, and the Hollywood icon can trace his Irish roots all the way...
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Forest Fest3 – boutique festival in Emo confirmed for summer 2024 return

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

Portarlington film maker’s heartrending take on Christmas makes for compelling viewing

When acclaimed Portarlington documentary film maker Ken Wardrop was 12 years of age, his maternal grandmother who often stayed with the family, died on...
Smaller Fish Colm Parkinson

Wooly awards, kick-passing with Paudie Clifford and rule changes for Gaelic football as Smaller...

Colm Parkinson's hugely popular GAA Podcast The Smaller Fish is set to make its first TV appearance this Friday on Virgin Media. It is a significant breakthrough...
Ireland AM

Virgin Media cameras set for Laois this week as popular business to feature on...

Excitement is building in Portarlington with the news that Deric Hartigan of Ireland AM will be broadcasting live from the SOLAS Eco Graden Centre...
Made in Dagenham Eoghan Fingleton

‘Made in Dagenham’: Love of music continues to bring Ballyfin man back to the...

One of the standout talents of Portlaoise Musical Society is Ballyfin native Eoghan Fingleton whose love of music has endured since his childhood. Eoghan (36),...

‘Made in Dagenham’ revved up and ready to go for Portlaoise Musical Society

Costing approximately €50,000 and involving around 100 people, Portlaoise Musical Society’s 2023 show ‘Made in Dagenham’ is revved up and ready to take to...

Laois family set to appear for a second time on Sunday’s episode of Ireland’s...

It is one of the most popular shows on RTE - and a Laois family is set to appear on it for a second...

The Nobody Zone – New RTÉ docuseries on Laois serial killer, Kieran Patrick Kelly

"In a forgotten London underworld, a homeless Irishman kills multiple times without detection, unseen in a world where nobody seems to care." In 1983 Kieran...

Portlaoise Musical Society move into sixth gear ahead of ‘spectacular’ 2023 show Made in...

Portlaoise Musical Society are delighted and excited to move into sixth gear as they look forward to the opening of their spectacular 2023 show Made...

Laois punk band, The Outcast Crew, release new live gig video

Laois based trad-punk band, The Outcast Crew have just released a playlist from a recent live gig performed at Kavanaghs Bar and Venue, Portlaoise. The...

Aingeala Flannery announced as writer in residence for Leaves Festival of Writing and Music...

The Leaves Festival 2023 brings the best of Irish writing and music to County Laois this November. The festival is excited to welcome Aingeala Flannery...

Marty’s Big Picture Show – RTE brings lost Laois photos back to life and...

RTE's brand new Sunday evening show, Marty's Big Picture, continued last weekend and the focus was all about Laois. A photo unseen for 60 years,...

Portlaoise College start the year with visit from Transmitter

Laois band, Transmitter helped Portlaoise College get the new school year off to a banging start last week. The band, made up of local musicians,...

In Pictures: Laois classical musicians combine for night to remember in Dunamaise Arts Centre

The Dunamaise Arts Centre warmly welcomed a trio of Laois classical musicians on Saturday night, September 16. It was a night that celebrated the wonders...

Free events for Culture Night 2023 in Laois

Culture Night/Oíche Chultúir is a national moment, celebrating culture, creativity and the arts, and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and...
Emer Dunne Culture Night (1)

Mountmellick folk artist all set for Culture Night concert performance

Mountmellick’s Emer Dunne describes herself as a folk artist with a nod to both the traditional and the contemporary. And she will perform in the...

Former Laois footballer MJ Tierney launches debut single ‘Salt on the Rim’

Introducing MJ Tierney - but not as you have ever seen him before. The 36-year-old, who won All-Ireland and Leinster medals with Laois, is now...

An ‘original’ talent for Electric Picnic as Laois girl set to perform three times...

When she last played at Electric Picnic in 2019, 22-year-old Alice Laffan from Stradbally just did cover versions. “It’s amazing to be back this...
Gary O'Keeffe Baikal Project RTE

Laois man’s new Guinness World Record 500 mile challenge set to feature on RTE...

One Mile Down: Siberian Scramble follows the dreams of two Irishmen who put together an international team to drive across the ice of Lake...
The Lost Messiahs (1)

The Lost Messiahs find themselves back at Electric Picnic and ready to entertain

Having played Electric Picnic in 2014 and last year, indie rock band, The Lost Messiahs, is thrilled to find themselves back at Stradbally Hall. “We...