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In Pictures: Summer solstice breakfast celebrates some of the best of what Laois has...

If you were one of the adventurous souls who gathered at 4.45am for the summer solstice in Laois today, your positive attitude most definitely...

Fisherstown Tractor Run hoping to raise thousands for charity in 11th year

It's back for a remarkable 11th year. The Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run is on Sunday, July 7 and there is a marked change to...

In Pictures: Rathdowney Duathlon a huge success once again

The third ever Rathdowney Duathlon proved to be bigger and better than ever before at the weekend. The duathlon involved a 2.5 km run through...

In Pictures: Stars of ‘Into the West’ turn out for screenings in Portarlington

Stars of one of Ireland's most loved 90s movies turned out in force for two special screenings in Portarlington at the weekend. Ruadidhri Conroy, who...

In Pictures: Laois Walks Festival gearing up for 18th year

The annual Laois Walks Festival will kick off on Monday the 1st of July with a walk around the picturesque Abbeyleix Killamuck Bog. Now in...

In Pictures: All systems go for Laois’s Cruinniú na nÓg

Unleash your creative spirit with Cruinniú na nÓg, a day of FREE creativity for children and young people across Laois. This Saturday June 15, Cruinniú...

Erkina River Festival gearing up for another successful year

Now in it's 21st year, the Erkina River Festival is back with more events than ever. Taking place on Saturday, June 22, there is an...

In Pictures: Timahoe rolls back the years with fun-filled Heritage festival

Last weekend saw Timahoe roll back the years with its inaugural Heritage Festival on June 1 and 2. The Heritage Festival it is all about...

In Pictures: Laois GAA club host very successful family fun day

Arles-Killeen held a very successful family fun day in Rossena recently. Family and friends gathered in Rossena on Saturday May 25 to celebrate the club...

In Pictures: Kids steal the show at the Barrowhouse and Killeen annual tractor run

The phenomenal Barrowhouse and Killeen annual tractor returned last weekend and with it saw tens of children line the street for their own Kiddie...

In Pictures: Laois Africa Day gets the backing of Laois County Council

Laois County Council, together with Laois Partnership Company and Laois African Support Group, has a jam-packed programme of events to mark Africa Day from...

In Pictures: Late Mick Murray remembered at 29th Ballyroan Vintage Rally

There was a large turnout in the Ballyroan GAA grounds last weekend for the popular annual Vintage Rally, now in its 29th year. As ever...

Our guide to what’s on at the weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism It’s the weekend and as usual it's hustle and bustle around the county.   The Bealtaine Festival is in full...

Rathdowney-Errill GAA set to host annual Golf Classic

Rathdowney-Errill GAA are set to host their annual Golf Classic this weekend. The picturesque surroundings of Rathdowney Golf Course will host the 2019 Golf Classic...

In Pictures: Scoil Chriost Ri Awards and Stradbally school honours All-Ireland winners

Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was in Scoil Chriost Ri recently for their annual awards evening. Students were rewarded for their hard work throughout the...

In Pictures: ‘The Big Hello!’ a huge success in Laois

The Big Hello! community weekend was certainly a success in Laois. The weekend of the May Bank Holiday was one of fun, food, colour, sports,...

In Pictures: Laois’s first ever colour run a huge success

Well this certainly looked like mad craic! Togher Woods was turned into a cacophony of colour on Sunday as Portlaoise Camogie hosted Laois's first ever...

In Pictures: Sun shines brightly on Rock Inn Vintage Rally

The Rock Inn outside Portlaoise was a hive of activity on Sunday afternoon as the 18th annual Vintage Rally once again proved a hugely...

Laois African day set to be bigger and better than ever

Laois African Day is back this June Bank Holiday weekend and promises to be a day filled with amazing food, music, drama and different...

In Pictures: Youth Work Laois display extensive art exhibition

Youth Work Ireland Laois have displayed an impressive art collection done by students in the county. LaoisToday went along to the art exhibit to photograph...

Laois venue for prestigious open-air theatre tour

This sounds delightful. Laois has been included as one of a select number of venues for the performance of a prestigious outdoor theatre production...

In Pictures: Portlaoise active retirement group celebrates 15th birthday

The Portlaoise Parish Centre was a buzz with people as the Portlaoise Active Retirement Association celebrated it's 15th birthday on Wednesday, April 24. Tonnes of...

Get ready to explore breathtaking walkways with the Laois Camino this weekend

Some of Ireland's most breathtaking beauty lies at the heart of county Laois, and now you can experience it with the fabulous Laois Camino...

Fifth annual Barrowhouse 5k set to draw big crowds

The annual Barrowhouse 5k in aid of Shanganamore NS will take place on Thursday May 2 at 7.30pm. Now in its fifth successive year the...

Portlaoise College holding 80’s night in aid of Parent’s Council

This is set to be great craic. The Parents Council in Portlaoise College are hosting an 80s night in Humes in Portlaoise on Saturday April...

In Pictures: ‘The Voice’ goes down a treat for Portlaoise Panthers

Portlaoise Panthers fundraising event The Voice drew a large attendance to The Midlands Park Hotel on Sunday night. The event featured 15 local contestants supported...

Laois pastry chef is organising yummy fundraiser for Irish charity in the Philippines

Guaranteed tasty treats and helping a charity all in one - what's not to like? Laois woman Ciara O'Keeffe has made a name for herself...

In Pictures: A glamour affair as crowds turn up in numbers to Laois Rose...

It was all glitz, glamour, banners, banter and bunting as the crowds turned up the style stakes at the Laois Rose of Tralee selection...

Excitement is in the air as new Laois rose set to be crowned this...

Excitement is mounting all across the county for the twenty young women vying to become Laois's next Rose of Tralee. Castle Durrow will be provide...

Vibrant night of entertainment promised at Cultural Fusion night this weekend

A magnificent night’s entertainment is guaranteed when performers from Laois’s vibrant migrant community take to the stage at the Killeshin Hotelon Saturday 20 April...
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