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Four Laois names added to national food festival

Four Laois exhibitors have been added to Bord Bia Bloom Festival in Phoenix Park from May 30 to June 3. The festival contains displays of...

Your full guide to 2024 All-Ireland Drama Finals as Laois venue announced as host

A Laois venue has been confirmed as the host theatre for the 2024 All-Ireland Drama Finals, taking place from Thursday, April 18 to Saturday,...

Live Well Expo returns Portlaoise ‘We only have one shot at living so let’s...

Healthy Laois and Age Friendly Laois, have confirmed the return of the Live Well Expo will return to Portlaoise College on April 4, 2024...

In Pictures: Laois PPN’s native-Irish-tree give-away celebrates National Tree Week 2024

Community Groups from Laois were delighted to benefit from a “Free Native Irish Tree Give Away”, as part of National Tree Week 2024. This Climate...

Portlaoise Tradfest is back with a huge line-up announced for the 2024 festival

Portlaoise Tradfest is back from May 3 to 5 Following on from last year’s inaugural event, there are many new additions to Portlaoise Tradfest 2024. In...

In Pictures: All smiles as Stradbally Parish Gaels gather to celebrate 2023 Minor football...

There were great celebrations on Friday night as players, parents and supporters of Stradbally Parish Gaels gathered. The Gaels, made up of Stradbally, Timahoe and...

In Pictures: All smiles as Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe celebrate Junior ‘A’ hurling success

Members of Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe hurling club came together on Saturday evening to celebrate championship glory from 2023. The Midlands Park Hotel was the venue as they...

In Pictures: All smiles as Ballylinan celebrate 2023 IFC success with dinner dance

It was all smiles in the Talbot Hotel in Graiguecullen on Saturday night as Ballylinan GAA gathered to celebrate their achievement from 2023. The team...
The Harps Camogie Dinner Dance Main

In Pictures: 30 years celebrated as The Harps Camogie club gather for Dinner Dance

There was serious style on display as members of The Harps Camogie club gathered for a dinner dance. The Castle Arms in Durrow was the...
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In Pictures: Half a century marked as Castletown GAA gather for Dinner Dance

There was a huge crowd in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Saturday evening as Castletown held a 50 year anniversary celebration. The dinner dance was...

In Pictures: Great celebrations as Camross GAA remember magical 2023

There were great celebrations in the Dooleys Hotel in Birr on Friday night as Camross GAA club came together. 2023 was a magical year for...
Stradbally GAA Dinner Dance

In Pictures: Stradbally GAA toast Senior B, Minor A success and remember 1997/98 winning...

There were great celebrations in the Midlands Park Hotel on Saturday night as members of Stradbally GAA came together. Around 300 people were present as...

In Pictures: Serious style as Portarlington RFC gather to celebrate 50th anniversary

There was serious style in the Midlands Park Hotel on Friday evening as Dinner Dance season continued at full pace. On this occasion, it was...

Bríd Faoin Spéir: A free arts event to be held in Portarlington on St...

A series of five free public events throughout the country have been developed to promote the arts and encourage more arts-based outdoor performances. The first...

In Pictures: Serious style as sell out crowd turn up for 2024 Laois Hunt...

There was serious style on show as member of Laois Hunt gathered for their annual Ball on Saturday evening. The Castle Arms in Durrow was...
Laois IFA Dinner Dance Main 2024

In Pictures: Huge attendance as first Laois IFA Dinner Dance in more than a...

There was a massive crowd in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Saturday evening as Laois IFA held a Dinner Dance. This was the first Laois IFA...

In Pictures: Ballyfin GAA’s unique fundraiser is bringing ‘Jungle Challenge’ to Laois

The men and women of Ballyfin GAA club are hosting a fundraiser with a major twist, as they prepare to bring the jungle to...

Huge crowd rings in 2024 at annual Ballacolla New Year’s Day Walk and Tractor...

Despite the atrocious weather conditions, a huge crowd turned out to ring in 2024 at the annual Ballacolla New Years Day Walk and Tractor...

In Pictures: Serious effort for Abbeyleix fundraising Fancy Dress party

Talk about a serious effort! Morrissey's of Abbeyleix hosted their annual Halloween Fancy Dress event on Sunday night - and those in attendance went above...

In Pictures: Vicarstown Park Run celebrates 9th birthday

Over 130 participants and volunteers gathered in glorious sunshine on the Barrow Blueway Saturday morning for the weekly 5k parkrun. The run marked the 9th...

Arles National School hosting table quiz fundraiser this Friday night

Arles National School will be hosting a table quiz this Friday night, October 13, at 8pm. The event will be held in Behans of Tollerton. All...

Portlaoise Macra na Feirme to host open evening for new members

Portlaoise Macra na Feirme have announced they will be hosting an open evening for anyone interested in joining the club on Friday, October 20, at...

Two Laois winners among 2023 Irish Food and Hospitality Awards

The winners of the 2023 Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards have been announced, with Laois taking two huge prizes. Among the winners at...

Laois business shortlisted for Best Customer Service at Irish Pub Awards 2023 

A Laois business has been recognised by the Irish Pub Awards, as the search continues to find the Irish Pub of the Year 2023. O’Dea’s...

New Portlaoise Library to host first coffee morning this weekend

Laois Local Studies, now housed in a spacious and dedicated room in the new Portlaoise Library, has enjoyed a big increase in visitor numbers...

In Pictures: Laois classical musicians combine for night to remember in Dunamaise Arts Centre

The Dunamaise Arts Centre warmly welcomed a trio of Laois classical musicians on Saturday night, September 16. It was a night that celebrated the wonders...

Free events for Culture Night 2023 in Laois

Culture Night/Oíche Chultúir is a national moment, celebrating culture, creativity and the arts, and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and...

If the walls had ears – The Pantry Portlaoise walled garden

It was a magical night in The Pantry’s walled garden in Portlaoise last week, with the 2nd outing of If the walls had ears. Curated...

30th Annual Luggacurren 10K – a date for your diary

The 30th Annual Luggacurren 10K is back for 2023. The event takes place on Sunday, September 10, at 1pm sharp. There will be prizes in all...

In Pictures: HER Outdoors week a massive success for women and girls in Laois

HER Outdoors week aims to celebrate and encourage more females to get out and enjoy the benefits of being in the outdoors while bringing...