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‘Santa Cycle’ in aid of Teac Tom a huge success

Crowds gathered in Portlaoise last month to cycle around the town in aid of Teac Tom. This is a community based suicide prevention mental health...

In Pictures: All glitz and glam at Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance

The Templemore Arms was the place to be on Saturday night as Rathdowney-Errill celebrated a stellar 2019 in style. Medals were presented to the Senior,...

In Pictures: Sarsfields Ladies Football awards night a huge success

Sarsfields Ladies celebrated their football success over the last year at the weekend. The presentation of 2019 senior and U-16 'A' Laois Ladies Club Championship...

In Pictures: Hundreds brave the cold to turn out for The Great Heath Run...

It was a frosty and cold morning in Laois yesterday but it didn't stop hundreds from taking part in the annual Great Heath Run. People...

Portlaoise Panto Group gearing up for their 36th performance

Portlaoise Pantomime Group will stage their 36th pantomime 'Robin Hood' in Dunamaise Arts Centre this year from Saturday January 18 till Saturday January 25. Shows...

Laois Arthouse set to present first exhibition of 2020

The Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Co Laois proudly presents its first exhibition of 2020 titled “Visible 'n' Invisible” by artist Hina Khan. The exhibition of...

2019 Remembered: In Pictures: An evening of glamour at the Portarlington Gala Ball

There's little we love more than a glamorous do! Portarlington's Gala Ball was more glamourous than ever for it's 13th year running in the Heritage...

2019 Remembered: Laois stallion farm opens doors to public

This was a quirky one - but it was a story that drew in a lot of readers.  Did any of you go? A Laois stallion...

In Pictures: Huge crowds turn out again for annual St Stephen’s Day walk in...

The enduring popularity of the annual St Stephen's Day walk in Clonaslee was evident again with hundreds of people again turning out to scenic...

Prominent Laois hurler to lead Timahoe’s New Year’s Day walk

Those walking or running in the annual New Year’s Day charity walk in Timahoe will be able to size themselves up against one of...

Laois GAA club set to host fundraising table quiz just after Christmas

Who doesn't love a good quiz? And what better way to beat off the Christmas and St Stephen's Day hangover with one. Arles-Kilcruise GAA club are...

2019 Remembered: In Pictures: Serious style as Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington bring Debs season to...

Debs season is always popular - and Colaiste Iosagain's one in September proved to be the most read of them all. Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington...

Christmas carol service planned for Laois village this Sunday

There’s nothing like a Carol service to get you in the mood for Christmas - and one is planned for this Sunday. Away from the...

In Pictures: Very special guest switches on Christmas Lights in Spink

The Christmas lights were officially turned on in Spink recently by a very special guest. Photographer Alf Harvey was there to do the necessary in...

Blockbuster show is a silver lining for Laois gallerist

In musical terms it is the equivalent of a greatest hits album; in sporting parlance it would be a testimonial to mark such a...

In Pictures: Behind every great painting is a good story

For the third year in succession the Gemma Guihan pre-Christmas exhibition has proved a winner and once again a full house and a sell-out...

Laois village set for first ever Christmas Fair and switching on lights

This sounds very exciting. The village of Timahoe is set to host its first ever Christmas Fair this evening. The Heritage Centre will be the venue...

In Pictures: Portlaoise GAA reunion and social night a huge success

Portlaoise GAA held reunion and social night in Lilly's Bar in Portlaoise on Friday night. They were celebrating anniversaries of three of their most successful...

In Pictures: Huge crowd in Portlaoise as Christmas Lights switched on

We are almost exactly a month out from Christmas Day and the festive spirit cranked up a few notches as Portlaoise officially opened its...

Christmas Market set to open in Portlaoise on Sunday

We are almost exactly a month out from Christmas Day and the festive spirit will crank up a few notches tomorrow as Portlaoise officially...

In Pictures: Laois Leaves Literary Festival a huge success

The Leaves Festival of Writing and Music 2019 took place in Laois from November 5 to 10 and impacted and engaged with an audience...

In Pictures: Barrowhouse GAA Dinner Dance celebrates centenary year

The Barrowhouse GAA club continued their centenary celebrations on Saturday night when they gathered in the Seven Oaks Hotel for a dinner dance to...

For one night only – Gemma Guihan exhibition is back in Town

Award winning artist Gemma Guihan will hold an exhibition of her paintings for one night only in The Pantry, Portlaoise on Thursday, November 28 at...

Subversive poet Arthur Broomfield likes to keep it surreal

Poets get away with murder. Arthur Broomfield certainly does. In this age of oppressive political correctness Arthur takes poetic licence and stretches it so far...

Check this out mate, a Laois chess tournament

So check this out! What a great idea. A junior chess tournament for all primary school children in Laois. The event is the brainchild of the...

In Pictures: Laois TASTE Month a huge success to date

October has been designated Laois TASTE Month with a range of events organised to showcase what the county has to offer. You are invited to sample the...

In Pictures: Huge crowds attend eight annual Beat The Barge

Oughaval Athletic Club hosted its annual Beat the Barge 4k run in Vicarstown on this Bank Holiday Monday, October 28. Now in its eighth year, this...

In Pictures: Legendary Laois teacher retires after 34 years of service

Yesterday was a bittersweet day at Scoil Mhuire Fatima as the community of Timahoe celebrated the retirement of Deputy Principal Martina Mulhall. In what was...

In Pictures: Colour, craic and characters on county final day in O’Moore Park

County final day in O'Moore Park is always a special occasion and so it was again on Sunday in O'Moore Park when two titles...

In Pictures: A full house, a huge fundraiser and Senator David Norris contribute to...

The Tullamore Court Hotel was packed to the rafters on Saturday night as Mountrath GAA club, and the wider community in general, seemed to...
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