Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Community

Home News Community

In Pictures: Stradbally fire service presented with commemorative medals

The Stradbally fire service were presented with 1916-2016 commemorative medals last Monday night to celebrate 100 years of service. The presentation took place in Stradbally...

In Pictures: Serious excitement in Durrow and Cullohill as The Harps get set for...

There's nothing like a county final to create a bit of stir. And that's exactly the vibe in Durrow and Cullohill this week as the...

Sadness in Ballinakill as community mourns the late JP O’Mara

The death has occurred of JP O'Mara, a hugely popular and active member of the Ballinakill community, following a short illness at the age...

Coffee Morning in aid of vital Pieta House services

A coffee morning for Pieta House will take place on Wednesday, October 23. The event will take place from 10 am to 11.30 am in...

Weather warning in place in Laois with warnings of potential flooding

A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Laois today, and will remain in place until midnight tonight. Met Éireann has issued a Status...

Abbeyleix set to extend warm welcome to Direct Provision residents

The community of Abbeyleix will extend a warm welcome to the residents of the Hibernian Direct Provision Centre in the town this afternoon Taking place...

Portlaoise footballers visit local schools ahead of this weekends county final clash

There was excitement this morning as members of the Portlaoise senior football team paid visit to schools in the town. The team are gearing up...

Incredible excitement in Killeshin ahead of first ever senior county final

It was all excitement this morning in Killeshin National School as they welcomed members of the panel to take on Portlaoise in this weekend's...

Tributes pour in for Laois seanchaí and champion of the Slieve Blooms

Tributes continue to pour in from all over the county for the late Mick Dowling. He was 82. The much respected Camross man was founder...

End of an era in Camross at passing of Fint Lalor

The death has occurred in Camross of Fint Lalor, the man who captained the local GAA club to their first senior hurling title in...

Sadness in Portlaoise and beyond at death of Kevin Culleton in Spain

There was widespread shock and sadness in Portlaoise this week when word came through of the sudden death of Kevin Culleton while on a...

Mountmellick Macra presents promising 3 Act Comedy

Mountmellick Macra are holding a fundraiser 3 Act Comedy drama on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19. The drama takes place at 8:15pm both...

12th annual Coolrain village vintage run to be held in memory of Hannah Dooley

The 12th annual Coolrain Village vintage run is set to be held on the October 27. This is always a fantastic event but this year...

Camross charity truck and tractor run set to take place this weekend

A charity truck and tractor run will be taking place in Camross on October 12. This run in is aid of Down Syndrome Irelands "Laois...

Big week for Barrowhouse as they get set to mark centenary in style

It's a big week for the Barrowhouse GAA club as they host an event for Laois Connects week on Thursday night and then celebrate...

Sell-out crowd for Slieve Bloom Sean Nós launch at the Deadmans

There were powerful ballads, skips of tunes, rakes of pints, mighty craic and a sell-out crowd in the Deadman’s on Sunday night. It seemed like...

Laois women encouraging sustainable fashion by organising ‘Swap Shop’ this weekend

Laois women Anna Moore and Maebh Shortall have organised a Swap Shop in Ballintubbert House & Gardens on Sunday, October 13 from 11am to...

Sadness in Ballybrittas and surrounding areas at the passing of Billy Murphy

The death has occurred of Billy Murphy from Belgrove near Ballybrittas, a man who was hugely well-known and liked in the area. Billy was from...

Portlaoise Musical Society honoured by local councillors for Titanic success at Irish Musical Awards

Portlaoise Musical Society were honoured by local Councillors last night in a civic reception in Laois County Council. The group picked up the top award...

Get your pets blessed in Abbeyleix this weekend

This week is the celebration of St Francis of Assissi who is the patron saint of animals and they've come up with a novel...

Mountrath on edge ahead of OsKaRs Gala night

A nurse with a sledgehammer knee-capping a captive man; an angry farmer obsessed with his field and a town claiming a lottery prize for...

Celebrations as Timahoe school officially open new Early Intervention preschool

It was a big day for Scoil Mhuire Fatima in Timahoe as they officially opened their new Early Intervention preschool on Friday morning, Máscoil...

Frustration as Mountrath Tidy Towns entry omitted from National Tidy Towns competition

Mountrath Tidy Towns discovered this week that their application under the National Tidy Towns Competition did not make it to the adjudicators before judging...

Star lineup as Rathdowney are set to go Cooking with the Stars in aid...

Rathdowney Community Development Group, in conjunction with the Parish, are hosting a 'Cooking with the Stars' night in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Thursday,...

News Diary: 100 facts on Laois, new ambulances for Irsh Red Cross and Macra...

Laois Heritage Society seeking facts on Laois We are looking for stories or facts on Laois for our upcoming publication, 100 Facts on Laois. The...

Laois man to be a part of Australian version of Love Island

A Portlaoise native will be part of Love Island Australia which begins on TV next week. 23-year-old Eoghan Murphy, who grew up in Portlaoise but...

Castletown Brother celebrates Golden Jubilee

Director of Miguel House in Castletown, Brother Martin Curran celebrated his Golden Jubilee with fellow De La Salle Brothers last Friday. The De La Salle...

Open traditional Irish Music session on this Friday in Stradbally

Who doesn't like a good trad session? Calling all musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers. All roads lead to Dunnes Lounge Stradbally again next Friday night,...

Portlaoise College welcomes record crowd to Open Evening

Porlaoise College welcomed over 600 parents and their children to their Open Evening on Thursday, 26 September. The guests were greeted by class Prefects with...

Abbeyleix the big winner in Tidy Towns awards as five other Laois towns and...

Abbeyleix were the big Laois winners at this year's Tidy Towns awards as they won the overall county award for Laois as well as...
- Advertisement -
24,156FansLike
8,589FollowersFollow
5,621FollowersFollow

Featured

Advertisement
Advertisement