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In Pictures: Local artist’s exhibition opens in Stradbally

The beautiful Laois Arthouse Gallery in Stradbally, which is celebrating its 10th year this year, has re-opened with an exhibtion entitled Painting the Particular...
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Some really useful pointers if you’re hitting the road in Ireland this summer

There's scarcely a tourist spot in the country that John Whelan doesn't know about. As camper van owner and enthusiast as well as a travel...

In Pictures: Laois Libraries launch ‘Summer Stars’ free outdoor reading programme for children

Laois Libraries are bringing the library service outdoors this summer. As part of the Summer Stars reading programme, Jennifer Farley’s book, “Scout’s Best Day Ever”,...

Ballyfin Vintage & Veteran Club set to host 10th annual road run this weekend

Ballyfin Vintage & Veteran Club will hold their 10th annual road run for charity this Sunday, June 27. The popular event will start at 12pm...

Live performances set to return in Laois as Dunmaise Arts Centre announce details of...

Dunamaise Arts Centre have announce that live theatre is coming back. They have teamed up with the Gate Theatre and will park up at Emo...

‘Virtual celebrations’ planned for Africa Day Laois 2021

Laois County Council together with Laois African Support Group will celebrate Africa Day from Monday June 14 to Saturday June 19. Although they cannot celebrate...

In Pictures: All smiles as Music Generation Laois Bandwagon Tour rolls into two primary...

There was dancing, singing, laughing and smiling galore at two Laois primary schools this week. St Joseph's Girls National School in Mountmellick and The Rock...

Laois Walks Festival announce decision to postpone 2021 series

The Laois Walks Festival, which was scheduled to take place next month, has been postponed. The annual walking extravaganza which sees walkers and hikers travel...

In Pictures: #LoveLaois – TY students take a trip around the county

TY students from Portlaoise College headed on a Laois mystery tour this week. They had no idea where they were going at the start -...

In Pictures: Joyous scenes as Music Generation Laois entertain residents and staff at two...

There were scenes of great joy at two Laois nursing homes over the weekend. Members of Music Generation Laois spent two days aboard the Bandwagon...

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...
Ricky Whelan

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...