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In Pictures: Serious style at the Mountrath CS Debs

Debs season is almost over but we have some more brilliant pictures for you from Mountrath CS. So far this week, Ardscoil na Trionoide, Athy,...

Our guide to what’s on during one of the busiest weekends of the summer

Brought to you by Laois Tourism It’s a seriously busy weekend in Laois with 57 events talking place all around the county.  There are...

In Pictures: A dreary day can’t stop good spirits at the Clonaslee Debs

It has been a week of Debs madness. So far this week, Ardscoil na Trionoide, Athy, have already held their Debs – while Mountrath CS...

In Pictures: Rain fails to dampen the style at Ardscoil na Trionoide Debs

Debs season is well and truly underway around the county - and we strayed over the county border last night to a school where...

In Pictures: It’s all fun and games at Crettyard Cul Camp

Brought to you in association with All Books and News Portlaoise  The Cul Camps continued this week as Crettyard played hosted to their footballing activities. A...

In Pictures: Check out the amazing style at the Mountmellick Debs

Tonight is the night many Laois fifth and sixth years have been waiting for. Mountmellick Community School and Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise are both hosting...

In Pictures: Debutantes dress to impress at Heywood CS Do

Heywood Community School certainly brought the style with them for this year's debs. Crowds of proud mammies, younger siblings and eager onlookers gathered at the...

A selection of great images from this year’s Steam Rally in Stradbally

The August Bank Holiday in Stradbally can only mean one thing - the Steam Rally! The well-established festival is now in its 55th year and...

In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS up the style stakes for their debs

The style brigade were out in force tonight for the St Mary's CBS Debs, which is always a huge event on the local Debs...

In Pictures: An evening of style at the Knockbeg College debs

Per tradition, the students of Knockbeg College turned up outside of their Alma Mater in droves before embarking on their journey to the debs. As...

In Pictures: Huge crowds gather as tenth Durrow Scarecrow Festival gets underway

Hundreds gathered in Durrow to feast their eyes on the straw-filled magnificence that is the annual Scarecrow Festival as it got underway at the...

In Pictures: Bonnie Babies, Glamorous Grannies and much more – The Ossory Show

The Ossory Show is one of Ireland’s longest-running agricultural shows and it held another hugely successful staging on Sunday. The hugely popular Ossory Truck Show also...

In Pictures: Laois’s newest festival Sonas Boutique a big hit

Sonas Boutique - the new arts and wellbeing festival - went down a treat in Stradbally this weekend. Taking place at the Malthouse on Saturday,...

In Pictures: ‘Welcome to Laois’ Tour goes down as a treat

‘Welcome to Laois’ Tour is an innovative initiative of the Creative Ireland Laois 2019 programme in partnership with Laois Asylum Migration and Integration Support...

In Pictures: Vibrant and varied projects in store for Laois Creative programme

Wow! The Laois Creative Ireland Programme for 2019 is impressive. It’s exciting, it’s extensive, it’s engaging and there are events taking place between now and the...

In Pictures: Crowds flock to Cullohill for Day 2 of Folly Festival

There was a steady stream of people to Cullohill throughout today as the Folly Festival once again caught the imagination with a packed schedule...

In Pictures: Rain fails to dampen the spirits as incredible atmosphere at Folly Festival...

What a night! The rain might have been falling heavily at one stage but it didn’t dampen the spirits at the first night of...

In Pictures: Huge crowd for official opening of revamped Ballinakill Swimming Pool

The revamped Ballinakill Swimming Pool officially reopened over the weekend. After being closed for the last few years, a huge community effort has seen the...

In Pictures: Scaling new heights this summer at Emo Court

Take a classic piece of literature; have it directed, produced and performed by a classically trained Shakespearean touring company; staged against the backdrop of...

In Pictures: Music Generation Laois host School of Rock and Pop concert

Music Generation Laois held their annual School of Rock and Pop concert in the Dunamaise Arts Centre recently. The concert was the culmination of a...

In Pictures: 11th Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run a huge success

The 11th year of the Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run was The Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run was on Sunday and there was a marked...

In Pictures: Serious style as St Fergal’s Rathdowney kicks off 2019 debs season

The fine weather created the perfect back drop to the first debs of the summer. And the young men and women of St Fergal’s College...

Spink Comhaltas Summer Seisiúns set to get underway tonight

Spink Comhaltas Summer Seisiúns are set to get underway this evening in Abbeyleix. This very popular event will kick off this evening and is set...

Raheen Vintage Club gearing up for 10th anniversary with impressive vintage rally and working...

Raheen Vintage club are getting their gears ready for a Vintage Rally and Working Day on Sunday, July 21. Corbally, on the Portlaoise road in...

In Pictures: Old Fort Festival attracts plenty of young and old yet again

The annual Old Fort Festival brought history, live music, fun events for families and artisan food right to our doorsteps in Laois over the...

In Pictures: Cruinniú na nÓg festivities are a joyous hive of activity all over...

The Cruinniú na nÓg festivities were a joyous hive of activity all over Co Laois. From Mountrath to Abbeyleix; Vicarstown to Portlaoise and onto Portarlington,...

In Pictures: Clough-Ballacolla go blue and white in support for the Laois hurlers

Brought to you in association with Paddy O’s Cereals This week has seen clubs from every corner of Laois get out their blue and white...

In Pictures: History lovers get on their bikes as the Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally...

Now’s the chance to get on your bike for the The Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August. High Nelly and...

In Pictures: Scoil Mhuire Abbeyleix raise Active Flag with help from Laois hurling and...

Today marked a monumentous day for Scoil Mhuire NS Abbeyleix, as they hoisted their first Active Schools flag. Laois hurling goalkeeper and Abbeyleix GAA clubman...

WATCH: A look at the Old Fort music stage before the crowds hit this...

Today marked the official launch of the Fort Protector Conservation Phase and Old Fort Festival at the newly revamped Fitzmaurice Place. The Old Fort Festival...
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