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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...

In Pictures: Serious style as Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington bring Debs season to an end

Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington are always the last school in Laois to hold their debs and they stuck once again with their late September...

In Pictures: A great buzz about this Laois art exhibition

There was a great buzz of excitement, anticipation and energy at the official opening of a new exhibition in the Laois Arthouse Gallery in...

In Pictures: Great scenes in Errill as students welcome Laois hurlers with Joe McDonagh...

The students at Errill NS pulled out all the stops on Friday morning to welcome the Joe McDonagh Cup which was brought to the...

In Pictures: Taste of Shanahoe proves a big hit as small community show what...

The vibrant community of Shanahoe put on quite the show last Sunday as their delayed 'Taste of Shanahoe' event proved to be well worth...

In Pictures: Laois Hurlers Golfing Society Captain’s Prize a success

Laois Hurlers Golfing Society hosted their Captains (Broghan Reilly) Prize, on Saturday last, in the beautiful surroundings of the Heath Golf Club. The day was...

In Pictures: 28th annual Luggacurren 10k Road Race a huge success

This is always a great event and it certainly didn't disappoint once more. The annual Luggacurran 10km Road Race took place over the weekend -...

Big names lined up for Spoken Word event in Portlaoise restaurant

'If the Walls had Ears' is a spoken word event curated by broadcaster Ann Marie Kelly and will take place in the walled garden...

In Pictures: Irish history comes alive in Rathdowney

Irish history came alive in Rathdowney recently as the Stone Age was taught in a new and exciting way to children at Rathdowney library. On...

In Pictures: Heritage Week Walk in Killeshin Waterworks

There was a fantastic turnout for a History Heritage and Biodiversity Walk in the Killeshin Waterworks on Saturday 24th August with a large crowd...

In Pictures: Stephen Attride Summer Camp a huge success once more

Laois senior football captain Stephen Attride’s second Summer Camp took place last week and it was huge success once more. SA Summer Camp was a...

In Pictures: Serious style at Portlaoise College as Debs season nears an end

Debs season is almost over but we still have some more great pictures to bring you. So far, we have been to Portlaoise CBS, Scoil...

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...
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