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In Pictures: Behind every great painting is a good story

For the third year in succession the Gemma Guihan pre-Christmas exhibition has proved a winner and once again a full house and a sell-out...

Laois village set for first ever Christmas Fair and switching on lights

This sounds very exciting. The village of Timahoe is set to host its first ever Christmas Fair this evening. The Heritage Centre will be the venue...

In Pictures: Portlaoise GAA reunion and social night a huge success

Portlaoise GAA held reunion and social night in Lilly's Bar in Portlaoise on Friday night. They were celebrating anniversaries of three of their most successful...

In Pictures: Huge crowd in Portlaoise as Christmas Lights switched on

We are almost exactly a month out from Christmas Day and the festive spirit cranked up a few notches as Portlaoise officially opened its...

Christmas Market set to open in Portlaoise on Sunday

We are almost exactly a month out from Christmas Day and the festive spirit will crank up a few notches tomorrow as Portlaoise officially...

In Pictures: Laois Leaves Literary Festival a huge success

The Leaves Festival of Writing and Music 2019 took place in Laois from November 5 to 10 and impacted and engaged with an audience...

In Pictures: Barrowhouse GAA Dinner Dance celebrates centenary year

The Barrowhouse GAA club continued their centenary celebrations on Saturday night when they gathered in the Seven Oaks Hotel for a dinner dance to...

For one night only – Gemma Guihan exhibition is back in Town

Award winning artist Gemma Guihan will hold an exhibition of her paintings for one night only in The Pantry, Portlaoise on Thursday, November 28 at...

Subversive poet Arthur Broomfield likes to keep it surreal

Poets get away with murder. Arthur Broomfield certainly does. In this age of oppressive political correctness Arthur takes poetic licence and stretches it so far...

Check this out mate, a Laois chess tournament

So check this out! What a great idea. A junior chess tournament for all primary school children in Laois. The event is the brainchild of the...

In Pictures: Laois TASTE Month a huge success to date

October has been designated Laois TASTE Month with a range of events organised to showcase what the county has to offer. You are invited to sample the...

In Pictures: Huge crowds attend eight annual Beat The Barge

Oughaval Athletic Club hosted its annual Beat the Barge 4k run in Vicarstown on this Bank Holiday Monday, October 28. Now in its eighth year, this...

In Pictures: Legendary Laois teacher retires after 34 years of service

Yesterday was a bittersweet day at Scoil Mhuire Fatima as the community of Timahoe celebrated the retirement of Deputy Principal Martina Mulhall. In what was...

In Pictures: Colour, craic and characters on county final day in O’Moore Park

County final day in O'Moore Park is always a special occasion and so it was again on Sunday in O'Moore Park when two titles...

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...
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