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In Pictures: Fascinating scenes as Castletown hosts bat walk during Heritage Week

Some brilliant pictures here. As part of National Heritage Week, Castletown hosted an informative bat walk. On Saturday evening last, a crowd gathered at the bridge...

Laois secondary school welcomes 144 new first years through their doors

Thursday August 23 saw 144 young boys and girls starting their secondary school journeys at Portlaoise College. Students were greeted by their Year Head Mr...

Adopted Laois man all set for Rose of Tralee Escort duties

An adopted son of Laois is dusting himself off and putting his best foot forward for his Rose of Tralee Escort duties. Swapping the hills...

Two huge fundraisers underway for Laois Alzheimer’s Society

Two tremendous fundraisers are underway for the Laois Alzheimer's Society next month. A golf competition and vintage road run will be held, with all funds...

Kind hearted Laois person goes above and beyond to help woman in need

What a remarkable act of kindness this is. One Laois woman decided to use her Saturday night off work to help an elderly woman in...

Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run raises €26,510 for Laois Hospice

In July huge crowds flocked to the annual Fisherstown Tractor and Truck Run in aid of Laois Hospice. In its 11th year, the event started...

Laois school return delayed due to unfinished remedial works

A Laois school has had to put back opening its doors to staff and pupils as remedial work on the school building is not...

Laois has second highest increase in .ie domain registrations in the country

Laois just comes behind Dublin in the highest number of dot .ie registered increases in domain names for the first half of the year. A...

Portlaoise community up to some shady business

This Laois community has been getting up to some ‘shady’ business downtown lately. For the past few weeks, Downtown Portlaoise local business group have been...

Documentary looking for soon-to-be married Laois couples to star in

An Irish production company is looking for Laois couples on their way to getting hitched to feature in a new documentary series. The new feature...

In Pictures: Laois winners impress at the Tullamore Show

Laois natives impressed wholly at this year's Tullamore Show, Ireland's largest one-day argicultural show. Winners came all around the county; from Ballickmoyler, Clonaslee, Ballacolla, Stradbally,...

In Pictures: Laois Comhaltas groups gearing up for All-Ireland Fleadh

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 kicks off this week, and with 500,000 people expected to attend across the country, this makes it the largest...

BREAKING: A sushi restaurant is coming to Laois

This is big news people. Laois is about have it's first ever fully-fledged sushi restaurant. Okayu Sushi and Noodle bar are coming to 37 Main Street...

All set for start of term at Laois school, despite temporary works needing to...

A primary school in Laois is one of 17 schools identified as having structural problems, but the scheduled temporary works are not a startling...

Laois represented at major conference on Irish aviation history in Clifden

Laois was represented at a major international conference held recently in Clifden to mark the centenary of the first non-stop transatlantic airplane flight by...

Kilminchy to host heritage day as part of National Heritage Week

As part of National Heritage Week, Kilminchy housing estate will host their own heritage day to celebrate their natural and cultural heritage. Taking place on...

In Pictures: One fifth of Knockbeg College students receive over 500 points

There was delight and contentment in Knockbeg today as the Leaving Cert students collected their results. In total, 66 students sat their Leaving Cert this...

In Pictures: Mountrath CS student celebrate their Leaving Cert results

It's Leaving Cert fever all over the country today - and Laois is certainly no different. Today was a nerve wracking day for students all...

Cistercian College Roscrea celebrates their Leaving Cert results

Students and parents of the Leaving Cert class of 2019 arrived at Cistercian College from early morning to collect their results. Laois man Lucas Culliton...

In Pictures: Happy faces at Portlaoise College as students collect Leaving Cert results

A total of eighty students received their Leaving Certificate results at Portlaoise College today. They achieved excellent results which is a testament to their hard...

In Pictures: All smiles as St Fergal’s Rathdowney students collect their results

Continuing our tour of Laois secondary schools are the county, we paid a visit to St Fergal's Rathdowney today. We were on the tail-end of...

In Pictures: Tears of joy as Mountmellick students pick up their Leaving Cert results

It was emotional day in Mountmellick Community School - and having just returned from their Debs a few hours ago, you can bet that's...

In Pictures: Happiness with results at Heywood CS – and one student with 625...

There were tears of relief and joy in Heywood CS as Leaving Cert students collected their results today. One amongst them even got the top...

Laois student the highest achiever in well-known Kilkenny school with 625 points

One Laois student has topped the class of a prestigious secondary school just over the border. Fionn Whelan from Durrow, achieved the top marks of...

In Pictures: Joy and relief with Coláiste Íosagáin Leaving Cert results

Over 1,000 Leaving Cert students in Laois received their Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied results today. We visited Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington to catch...

High spirits and high achievers as Portlaoise CBS and Scoil Chríost Rí students collect...

Imagine having your debs last night and getting your Leaving Cert results today?! That was the case for the students of Scoil Chriost Ri in...

In Pictures: Serious style at the Scoil Chríost Rí debs

Debs season is well and truly underway around the county. And last night saw the girls of Scoil Chriost Ri strut their stuff. There was a...

Laois woman pens book on coming back from the brink of the ‘Jaws of...

One Laois woman has put pen to paper to write about her remarkable comeback from losing the ability to walk and talk after a...

Public invited to attend positive mental health programme in Laois

Feel like learning some new skills to better deal with life’s ups and downs? AWARE is iniviting members of the public to register for their...

Laois serial killer the focus of new book

Are you serial killer fanatic? Do you obsess over the latest murder series on Netflix? Well this new book on Ireland's most prolific serial killer...
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