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Local mother opens up about her experience of first water birth of the year...

Laois's first home water birth of the year took place earlier this month and mum Colette Duff says it was a positive experience that...

Brigid’s Day Charity Brunch held in aid of Heritage House

Heritage House have organised a lovely event to mark Brigid's Day, or Imbolc, 2020. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of The Old North School...

Laois dog owners urged to ID tag their dogs following another sheep attack

Another attack on sheep, carried out by three dogs, took place yesterday and Laois Dog Warden Services are urging dog owners to ID Tag.  The...
Laois got the lowest amount of funding from Tourism board

WATCH: Laois castle features in new historic app which ‘brings history to life’

This one is for the die hard Laois fans! The Rock of Dunamase features in a new app that aims to 'bring history alive'. The castle...

Table quiz in Ballyfin to be held in support of three-year-old Cian who wishes...

A table quiz is being held in the Deadmans Inn, Ballyfin on Friday January 24 at 8.30pm. The table quiz is being organised by Ballyfin...

Laois triathlon club set to launch 11th annual event

Trilogy Triathlon Club is gearing up for its annual triathlon, TriLaois on Saturday, April 4 in Portlaoise Leisure Centre. As part of the preparations the...

Valentine’s Masquerade Ball to be held in aid of Portlaoise school

Thinking of what to do for Valentine's Night 2020? Well think no further! Portlaoise College are hosting a Valentine's Ball to raise funds for the school. The...

Operation Transformation comes to Laois village this weekend

If you've been looking to get active this January then look no further than getting up and running this Saturday. Operation Transformation are coming to...

In Pictures: 1st year Mountrath CS students enjoy day of ice skating in Dundrum

First Year students in Mountrath Community school, with a team of 6th year leaders, enjoyed an exciting day of fun and ice skating recently. We...

Applications open for Mick Dowling memorial fund

A memorial fund for community groups has been established in memory of the late Mick Dowling, who passed away in October. The Mick Dowling Memorial...

Great news for local family as on-going fundraising sends them a step in the...

There some great news to start off 2020 for The Mannion family, and it's thanks to all the generosity they have received over the...

Laois students urged to get involved in this year’s Student Entrepreneur Awards

Enterprise Ireland is calling on Laois students from third level institutions nationwide with an innovative business idea, technology or solution to apply to this...

In Pictures: New TY Community Care module at Portlaoise College

Since October the Transition Year Students of Portlaoise College have been visiting Ballard Nursing Home as part of a new TY Community Care Module. The...

In Pictures: Stradbally Tractor and Truck Run in aid of local school sees huge...

A Tractor and Truck Run held in Stradbally seen a huge turnout last Sunday (January 5th) as over 140 vehicles participated. The run was in...

Laois Macra na Feirme set to host National variety show semi final

Laois Macra na Feirme are hosting the National FBD Capers Semi-Final on Saturday 11th January in Mountmellick Macra Hall. Doors opening at 7.00pm. Teams from Mountmellick,...

Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre hold successful Christmas Party

A Christmas party was organised in Abbeyleix Further Education & Training Centre on December 18. It was held for children and families living in the...

‘Kindness Committee’ at Portlaoise school gift thousands of books to Peter Mcverry Trust

Students at local Portlaoise school Scoil Chríost Rí have donated thousands of their own books to the Peter Mcverry Trust in Dublin. A committee was...

Laois people turn out in their hundreds to support Christmas GOAL Mile!

Hundreds of people from Laois took part in the GOAL charity Mile over Christmas helping to play their part in raising money and awareness...

Eason calls on Laois students to “Bee” part of their 10th annual Spelling Bee

Eason is buzzing to launch its 10th annual Eason Spelling Bee and they're calling on Laois students to register. Primary schools across the country have...

Certainty on Portlaoise Hospital is ‘sugar-coated promises’ says Laois TD Stanley

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that claims that the future of services at Portlaoise Hospital are secure due to the Slaintecare...

Laois town hosting tractor run in aid of local school this Sunday

Stradbally will be host to a tractor and truck run tomorrow (Sunday, January 5) in aid of St Colman's National School. The event will be...

WATCH: 10 men sharing a bedroom with no windows – video footage shows cramped...

Video footage has emerged of the accommodation being shared by asylum seekers in Portarlington which shows as many as 10 men sharing a bedroom...

Laois artists urged to get involved as search for 2020 Texaco Children’s Art Competition...

It's that time of year again! Get your paint brushes and colouring pencils ready because the search is on to find the 2020 Texaco Children's...

Traffic being diverted in Portlaoise as ANOTHER lorry crashes into railway bridge

It must be the most crashed-into bridge in the county - if not further afield. Traffic is being diverted in Portlaoise this Thursday lunchtime following...

2019 Remembered: Laois hotel named as one of the best castle hotels in Europe

Back in April, this Laois hotel got a prestigious honour. A Laois hotel has been named as one of the best castle hotels in Europe. Historic...

2019 Remembered: Internationally renowned American actor visits Laois

Back in April, the visit of a certain George Clooney caused something of a stir.. We’re sure there were many onlookers, mainly women, hoping to...

In Pictures: Success in numbers at Clonenagh school fundraiser

Clonenagh Nation School's Family Fun Run/Walk was a massive success on Saturday, December 28th. A great crowd of over 150 people participated in the Run/Walk in Coolrain...

2019 Remembered: Controlled explosion carried out at local secondary school this evening

Not just your average day in Coláiste Íosagáin. The Army Explosives team were in a local secondary school this evening to carry out a controlled...
Vicarstown man John Scully has been recognised for the success of parkrun

New Year’s Day parkrun in Vicarstown – get 2020 off to the best possible...

The Vicarstown parkrun - a free, weekly timed 5km run on the banks of the Grand Canal - has become a staple of the...

2019 Remembered: Five Laois men among new Garda recruits

News of new Laois recruits to the Gardai is always popular - as this story from last March proved. Five young Laois men are among...
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