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SciFest Mountrath CS

Laois students exhibit their projects at SciFest National Awards in DCU

For the first time in two years, the SciFest National Awards were held in person recently in Dublin City University. Nine Transition Year students at...
Luke Dunne, Derrylamogue National School

Laois student and his class honoured at award ceremony for vision of Ireland’s seas

Students from 15 schools were honoured at an award ceremony yesterday celebrating the winners of this year’s Green-Schools Marine Spatial Planning Competition: Our Ocean,...
SUSI Grant

Local TD voices ‘disappointment’ as changes to student income earning limit ruled out

There is to be no change to the €4,500 limit on student earnings in order to qualify for the SUSI Grant. So says local TD...
Portlaoise College All Ireland Enterprise Awards

Two Laois students excel and triumph in All-Ireland Enterprise Awards

The Student Enterprise Programme is Ireland’s largest and most successful student enterprise programme with over 26,000 second level students taking part each year. Last month...

Laois Student receives prestigious President’s Scholar Award from University of Limerick

A Laois student was among the recipients of a prestigious scholarship award at University of Limerick recently. Emily Mulhall, from Ballinakill, received a President’s Access...
Mountrath

Laois secondary school celebrate diversity as 17 nationalities represented

17 countries were represented in a wonderful celebration of diversity in Mountrath Community School recently. Students from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Italy, Spain, South Africa,...
Portlaoise College Head boy and girl

New Student Leadership team appointed at Laois secondary school

Portlaoise College have decided to elect Fionn Abbey, Caitriona Dillion and Callen Dunne are their Head Boys and Girl team for the 2022/23 academic...

Laois principal welcomes ‘urgently needed’ extension to new school building

The principal of St Francis Special School in Portlaoise has welcomed the announcement of an extension. In recent times St. Francis Special School moved into...
Carlow College Scholarship

Two Laois students awarded Carlow College scholarships

Two Laois students in Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, were awarded progression scholarships for 2022 this week. These were given in recognition of their academic achievement...
St Francis School

Major new extension announced for new Laois secondary school building

A major new extension to the new St Francis Special School on the Borris Road in Portlaoise has been announced. In recent times St. Francis...
Sarah Graham UCD

Fourth Laois student awarded UCD scholarships for academic excellence

A fourth Laois student has received a UCD Entrance Scholar Award earlier for academic excellence. Sarah Graham sat her Leaving Cert in St Leo's College...
Portlaoise CBS Scholarship

Two students awarded entrance scholarships at Laois secondary school

Two incoming first years have won the St Marys CBS “From each his best” scholarship awards for 2022/2023. Jack Nolan of St Colman’s National School...
UCD Cistercian Roscrea Winners

Three Laois students awarded UCD scholarships for academic excellence

Three Laois each received a UCD Entrance Scholars Award earlier this week for academic excellence. Durrow's Darragh Conroy, James Dunne from Portarlington and Fionn McWey...
Cosby NS Main

Significant day in Stradbally as new Cosby National School is officially opened

It was a momentous day today in the picturesque setting of Cosby NS in Stradbally as their new school premises was officially opened. Pupils, staff,...
Dail na nOg Laois main

Laois represented by five different schools at recent Dáil na nÓg event

Five Laois students from five different schools represented the county at a Dáil na nÓg event recently. Emily Costigan (Mountmellick CS), Anna McWey (Heywood CS)...

Three Laois schools exhibit at Croke Park for Prestigious Certified Irish Angus school’s competition

Students from three Laois secondary schools exhibited at Croke Park for the Prestigious Certified Irish Angus school's competition recently. Portlaoise College, Mountrath Community School and...

Young Laois student attends European Parliament following successful project

A young Laois student headed to the European Parliament in March after winning a competition hosted by MEP Billy Kelleher. Mountrath Community School Transition Year...
Portlaoise College outdoor gym

Laois secondary school officially open brand new outdoor gym

Physical education at Portlaoise College is reaching a whole new level with the launch of the first outdoor gym in a post-primary school in...
Raymond Goode and Caelum O'Brien of RC Woodcrafts from Mountrath Community School

Laois students from two schools selected for National Student Enterprise finals

Local Enterprise Office Laois have announced that winning teenager entrepreneurs from Mountrath Community School and Portlaoise College will go forward to represent Laois at...

WATCH: Laois secondary school celebrate Multicultural Week with stunning rendition of Imagine

The students and staff of St Mary’s CBS Portlaoise have come together to sing 'Imagine' by John Lennon to promote peace and prosperity around...
Chips Dunamase College

Fundraising concert announced for Laois secondary school’s therapy dog

A fundraising concert has been announced for a Laois secondary school's therapy dog. Chips, a Labrador puppy, joined the school last month and is being...
Mountmellick Library

In Pictures: Splendid new sensory facility opens in Laois library

A brand new sensory facility was recently opened in a Laois library. The facilities in Mountmellick library include a Sensory room which provides a relaxing,...
Kolbe

Update provided on progress for new Kolbe Special School as tender process set to...

Minister for Education Norma Foley has provided an update on the status of the new building for Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise. The Fianna Fail...
Sarah Daly Olympiad

Laois student stars at All-Ireland Linguistics Olympiad Final in DCU

A young Laois student excelled at an All-Ireland competition which took place in DCU recently. Sarah Daly, a Transition Year from Mountmellick Community School, was...
Clonaslee College

In Pictures: Laois secondary school gets its own ‘Narnia’ as sensory room opened

A Laois secondary school enjoyed a brilliant day recently as its brand new sensory room was officially opened. Clonaslee College is a school set in...
Portlaoise College Debating (3)

Success for Portlaoise College at Laois debating finals

The Laois County Council chamber was filled on Monday afternoon for the final of the Laois inter-schools debating competition. Coláiste Íosagáin from Portarlington took on...
ASD Early Intervention facility of Naiscoil Kantara at Timahoe NS New

‘Joyful re-connection’ as children with additional needs in Laois school enjoy life after restrictions

Very few have benefitted more from the lifting and easing of Covid-19 restrictions than children with additional needs. This was shown so clearly last week...

Laois student receives prestigious award for academic excellence

A Laois student has received a prestigious university award for academic excellence at a recent awards ceremony. Portlaoise native, Christopher Carew, was presented with his...
Barnashrone NS

Eight Laois schools added as major expansion of DEIS programme announced

Eight Laois schools have been added to the DEIS programme which delivers a range of targeted supports at tackling educational disadvantage. The news was announced...
Portlaoise College

Portlaoise College responds to lifting of school restrictions

After two years of unprecedented disruption, schools have been told to resume normal routines and normal teaching and learning activities, since February 28.  Portlaoise...