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In Pictures: Forest Fest in Emo goes down a treat as new three-day event...

All weekend the small picturesque village of Emo rocked to the soundtrack of Forest Fest, the new three-day music festival that attracted music fans...
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All systems go as Emo set to welcome thousands of music fans for first...

The small village of Emo, and in particular the community sports ground that hosts the local GAA and soccer clubs, has been utterly transformed...
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In Pictures: Fun for all the family at Old Fort Festival in Portlaoise

The Old Fort Festival continues all weekend in Portlaoise with entertainment for all ages in the town centre. The town's main street was closed off...

In Pictures: A selection of wonderful images as the Whistlin’ Donkeys get the Old...

The Old Fort Festival in Portlaoise began with a bang on Thursday evening with a raucous gig put on by Tyrone band the Whistlin...

In Pictures: The craic is mighty as Laois Le Cheile 2022 a resounding success

There was great craic at the weekend as the Laois Le Cheile - Laois Together 2022 - took place. The event took place on the...

In Pictures: Final ‘re-centring’ event of 2022 takes Portlaoise by storm

Dunamaise Arts Centre presented the finale of re:CENTRING Laois on Sunday May 29 in Portlaoise. Taking place between 2pm and 5pm, Fitzmaurice Place was transformed...
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With good weather forecast, the Laois Point to Point in Stradbally this Sunday promises...

How about a trip to the races in Stradbally next Sunday? Laois Foxhounds hold their second spring Point-to-Point this Sunday, May 15, on the grounds...
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In Pictures: Music Generation Laois return to The Malt House for two days of...

Music Generation Laois made a triumphant return to The Malt House in Stradbally over the weekend. They did this with a series of performances as...

In Pictures: Glorious Castle Durrow hosts first Midlands Regional PPN since Covid-19

Laois PPN hosted the first in person Midlands Regional PPN Meeting since before Covid-19. The MRPPN allows the PPNS of the Midlands to share information...
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After two year Covid-19 enforced absence – TriLaois is set to return this weekend

Trilogy Triathlon Club have announced that their annual race - TriLaois - is back. After a two year break, due to Covid, the much loved...
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In Pictures: Glorious weather as special event in Abbeyleix draws the crowds

Celebrating the return of audiences to the arts, Dunamaise Arts Centre presented ‘A Sunday Afternooon’ in Abbeyleix as part of re:CENTRING Laois last weekend. Abbeyleix...

In Pictures: All smiles as special event in Mountrath goes down a treat

Celebrating the return of audiences to the arts, Dunamaise Arts Centre presented ‘A Sunday Afternooon’ in Mountrath as part of re:CENTRING Laois last weekend. Laois...
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In Pictures: Successful ‘Know your Locality’ course finishes with field trip to Rock of...

The successful “Know your Locality” course has finished its second booked out run in Laois with a field trip to discover the hidden secrets...
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Line-up and ticket details announced as huge interest grows in Forest Fest in Emo...

Tickets for the much-anticipated Forest Fest at Emo Village in Laois go on sale today, Friday, March 25, at 12 noon. The inaugural festival which is...
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In Pictures: Laois Arthouse celebrates 10 year anniversary with new exhibition

Laois County Council recently presented 'In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope.' to celebrate 10 Years at the Laois Arthouse in Stradbally. An exhibition featuring the...
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In Pictures: World renowned harpist and piano accordion player wow crowds in Laois

A free programme of music came to Mountmellick over the weekend and proved to be a big success with those who were in attendance. World...
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Fourth Wall Laois Theatre set to take to the stage as ‘The Field’ goes...

“If there was more co-operation the world would be an easier place," says the Bird O’Donnell as he covers up for a heinous crime...
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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...
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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”...
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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...
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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...
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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...