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Three Laois venues included in Ireland’s 50 best places to stay in 2021

Three Laois accommodations have been included in the Irish Independent's 50 best places to stay in 2021. Ballintubbert House near Stradbally, Glamping under the Stars near...

Laois town plans huge virtual celebration for St Patrick’s Day

The town of Mountmellick has been renowned for its St Patrick's Day celebrations over the years - and this year, their Boglands Festival is...
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Laois man set to head up new nature Podcast

A new podcast has been launched by BirdWatch Ireland in partnership with Laois and Offaly County Councils - with a Laois man at the...

Moment in Time: Photos from the Laois Hunt Ball in 2001

Our photographs from Alf Harvey’s archives this week feature the annual Laois Hunt Ball from 2001. The event is one of most anticipated events on...

In Pictures: All smiles as Covid-proof Winter Wonderland opens in Laois Leisure Centre

It was all smiles in Portarlington last night as the Outdoor Winter Wonderland Christmas Experience officially opened. The open-plan Santa's Grotto is Covid-19 friendly and...

In Pictures: Mountrath Christmas Market goes down a treat

Bloom HQ in Mountrath is one of the most impressive developments in Laois in recent years as a huge community effort has transformed the...

In Pictures: Festive feeling at The Town Hotel’s Christmas Market

It's been a difficult year for everyone and in a normal year there would be Christmas fairs and markets left, right at centre at...

Retired Laois Garda unveils third instalment of crime thriller

A retired Laois Garda has released his latest crime thriller just in time for Christmas. STRIKE BACK is the third in a mystery thriller series...

UPDATED: Live animal charity crib set to open in Portlaoise on Tuesday

A live animal charity crib is set to officially open in Portlaoise on Tuesday, December 1. Kelly's farm, at Bloomfield Cross in Portlaoise, are currently...

In Pictures: All smiles as Abbeyleix Climate Action Project launched

An ambitious new project which aims to engage the community of Abbeyleix with action for climate change was launched on Saturday October 10. Science Communicator...

In Pictures: All smiles as Laois TY group take on the Bogathon

This looks like great craic! On Monday October 5, a group of TY students from Mountrath Community School headed for the bog. Not to foot turf...

In Pictures: Glorious Castle Durrow hosts Laois PPN over-55s event

In the grounds of the stunning Castle Durrow, and guided by the head gardener Bart Howard, Laois Public Participation Network (PPN) hosted an 'Autumn...

WATCH: ‘Children of the Free State’ – Laois artist and photographer Annie Holland on...

"May you live in interesting times" is an old proverb that rings true at this particular time. But there is something comforting about speaking to...

In Pictures: Stradbally goes back to basics to mark Annual Steam Rally

Around now, the town of Stradbally would normally be a hive of activity. The annual Steam Rally should just have come to an end and...

Laois people encouraged to get in the saddle for sick kids with ‘Tour De...

Temple Street Foundation and CMRF Crumlin, which are both part of the Children’s Health Foundation family, are inviting everyone in Laois and across the...

This day two years ago: Leinster football final and Old Fort Festival

Will we ever see scenes like these again? We certainly hope so! This day two years ago - June 24 2018 - Laois people were...

WATCH: Kildare photographer captures stunning drone footage of Rock of Dunamase

This is class. A Kildare photographer has captured some stunning drone footage of the Rock of Dunamase in 4K. Luke Shaw from Newbridge is the man...

In Pictures: Summer Solstice at the Rock of Dunamase

What a way to start the day! The Rock of Dunamase has long been one of Laois's most idyllic spots and this morning to mark...

Fifth annual Buds & Blossoms Festival falls victim to Coronavirus

The Buds and Blossoms Laois Garden Festival has become the latest event to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This June was set to see...

LTinder – New LaoisToday dating app launched for Laois people looking for love

LaoisToday are delighted to announce details of a new localised dating service that will help people from the county find a date, a potential...

Laois Walks Festival announces decision to defer 2020 edition

The popular Laois Walks Festival has announced that they will defer their 2020 festival until later in the year due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The...

In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS production of The Addams Family proves a major success

The Portlaoise CBS production of the famous film and Broadway show "The Addams Family" was a big hit this week in the Dunamaise Arts...

High quality in store as Mountmellick Drama Festival gets underway

The ever-excellent Mountmellick Drama Festival kicks off this Friday, March 6, with a week-long schedule of productions from groups all over the country. In the...

In Pictures: Launch night for new Portlaoise Nightclub a big success

Mustangs Nightclub is the new addition to O'Loughlin's Hotel on Main Street Portlaoise. It replaces Club 23 which closed down a number of years ago. Mustangs...

In Pictures: Great turnout for first ever St Conleth’s Ladies 5k run

St Conleth’s LGFC held a 5k road race last Sunday March 1 at 11am. This was the first of what they hope will be a...

Clonaslee parade announce very special guest to be Grand Marshall

Clonaslee parade have announced a very special guest for their St Patrick's Day parade. Jamie Lee Collins from Raised by the Village will be the...

St Conleth’s Ladies set to host their first ever 5k run/walk

St Conleth's LGFC are running a 5k road race on Sunday March 1 at 11am. This is the first of what they hope will be...

Star studded judging panel announced for Laois school’s Lip Sync fundraiser

St Colmans NS in Stradbally are hosting a Lip Sync battle as part of a series of fundraisers organised to develop the school’s pitch...

Anticipation builds ahead of annual charity ball in Killenard

One of the highlights of the local social calendar is set to return to The Heritage in Killenard this Friday night, February 28, for...

In Pictures: Three Tenors impress in front of huge Laois crowd

The hugely popular Three Tenors performed a concert in St Fintan’s Church in Mountrath on Friday, February 21 in front of an audience of...