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Roundwood House the Last Beekpeer

In Pictures: Special event at Roundwood House where Laois authors new book receives great...

Beauty is in the eye of the bee holder it seems as the eye-catching and catchy title, The Last Beekeeper has proved a big...

In Pictures: Laois Arthouse celebrates 10th anniversary with new exhibition: In Trust. In Gratitude....

On Saturday December 4, Laois Arthouse began its 10th anniversary celebrations with a new exhibition In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. The exhibition is inspired...

Laois Arthouse to celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new exhibition inspired by Laois...

Laois Arthouse is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new exhibition inspired by a poem by critically-acclaimed poet Pat Boran. In Trust. In...
Mountmellick Macra Launch MDA

Christmas themed Light Up Truck and Tractor Run organised for Mountmellick

Christmas festivities get off to cheerful start in Mountmellick when trucks and tractors from around Leinster converge in the town on Saturday December 18...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Men’s Shed take part in Musical Memories project

Members of the Portlaoise Men's Shed recently took up a new musical instrument - the ukulele - as part of Music Generation Laois' Musical...

In Pictures: Comedian and mental health advocate Rory’s Stories gives inspirational talk in Laois

Laois PPN hosted comedian and mental health advocate Rory O'Connor aka Rory's Stories for a talk recently. “Rory’s Stories - An Unexpected Journey to Self-Belief”...
Laois Musical Memories

In Pictures: Musical Memories launched at Laois Music Centre

Musical Memories Phase 3 was launched recently at Laois Music Centre, Portlaoise - an intergenerational music project supported by Creative Ireland Laois as part...
Last Beekeeper

In Pictures: Heritage Minister commends contribution of new children’s book on nature and climate...

Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan said the launch of The Last Beekeeper is only the first stage of a long journey as he hoped the...
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In Pictures: ‘Champion of Slieve Bloom Mountains’ remembered with memorial walk

On a clear Autumn afternoon, Laois PPN held a Memorial Walk in remembrance of the late great Mick Dowling. Mick, who passed away in 2019,...

In Pictures: Culture Night in Laois a huge success with events across the county

Laois Culture Night 2021 was a huge success with a packed programme of 15 events online and offline happening on Friday September 17 all...

In Pictures: Bike Week in Laois proving to be a huge success

Bike Week is an annual celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. This year, Bike Week kicked off on Sunday September...
Hudson Taylor Kavanagh's

In Pictures: Laois band Paper Planes and Hudson Taylor the latest to rock Portlaoise

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music has finally returned to Laois in the last week. From Friday, August 27 to Saturday,...

In Pictures: Twin Trees Heywood Festival a huge success

The Twin Trees Heywood, Art & Culture Festival 2021, took place in the beautiful setting of Ballinakill Village and Heywood Gardens between August 19...

In Pictures: Smash Hits! bring back the 90s grove with live performance in Portlaoise

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music has finally returned to Laois in the last week. From Friday, August 27 to Saturday,...

In Pictures: Hundreds flock to Portlaoise as live music scene finally resumes

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music has finally returned to Laois in the last week. From Friday, August 27 to Saturday,...

In Pictures: HER Outdoors Week a huge success in Laois

A fantastic week of outdoor activities for women took place all over Ireland recently. The SVT Activity and Wellness Hub (based in the parish of...

In Pictures: Two extraordinary Laois women to be remembered in new book

‘Opening a Window on the Past’ is a local history publication by Regina Dunne, Laois Historian in Residence 2019/2020 under the Decade of Centenaries...

Music on the green – Laois town’s concert band set to perform this weekend

The Portarlington Concert Band are planning an outdoor performance this weekend. Clanmalire Close in Portarlington will be the venue as senior members, those aged 9...

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...
Vanhalla

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...