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St Mary’s CBS students Sean Maher (navy mask) and Daniel Corbett (white mask) with their winning project

Two Laois students scoop climate award for nuclear energy project

Two Portlaoise students have won the EirGrid Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future Award with their nuclear energy project. Portlaoise CBS students, Seán Maher and Daniel...
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In Pictures: Mountmellick students take part in the Music Generation Laois ‘Music-Rich’ schools programme

Students in Mountmellick’s Scoil Phádraig Naofa are currently taking part in bodhrán classes with Dale McKay from Music Generation Laois. 4th and 5th classes participate...
Stand Up Week Dunamase College

Stand Up Week a huge success in Laois secondary school as 2nd Year footballers...

Dunamase College were proud to show their support for their LGBTIQ+ students throughout Stand-Up Week 2021 recently. The students learned a lot about LGBTIQ+ topics...
Courtney Chambers Mountrath Community School

Laois teenager elected as Regional Officer for the Irish Second Level Students’ Union

Mountrath Community School Transition Year student Courtney Chambers has been elected as the Laois-Offaly Regional Officer for the Irish Second Level Students Union. The Irish...

History made in Laois secondary school as first ever girls soccer team gets off...

History was made at a Laois secondary school last week as a girls team competed in their first ever soccer match. Dunamase College Minor Girls...
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In Pictures: Laois secondary school host annual Halloween fancy dress party

The first term at Portlaoise College came to a Spooktacular end with their annual Halloween Fancy dress. The Prefects were on hand to deliver prizes...
Portlaoise College

Approval granted for extension of expanding Laois secondary school

The Government has given approval to commence construction on the new extension to Portlaoise College. This new extension and refurbishment works will consist of a...
Clonaslee Funtober

In Pictures: Clonaslee College Funtober a big success as importance of positive mental health...

This looked like a great month - and what a brilliant initiative! Wellbeing and the promotion of positive mental health has always been a key...
Portlaoise College Intercultural Day

In Pictures: Laois secondary school hosts successful Intercultural Day

A Laois secondary school hosted a very successful Intercultural Day before the mid term break. Portlaoise College has students from over thirty different countries and...
Mountrath Active School (1)

Scoil Bhríde in Mountrath gets moving with Active School Flag

The school community in Scoil Bhríde, Mountrath were in celebratory mode recently as they received their Active School Flag. This was a huge achievement for all...

In Pictures: Range of topics challenged as Intel Mini Scientist competition returns to Laois...

After a year out due to Covid-19, the Intel Mini Scientist was back with a bang this year at Timahoe NS. 'The Air We Breathe’...
Abbeyleix school

Solution found for Laois school to tackle major infrastructural problems

Abbeyleix Scoil Mhuire’s primary school building has been approved for a complete overhaul and retrofit. This work will solve the problems of the leaking roof,...
Gaelscoil Thromaire Move

In Pictures: All smiles as students begin life in Laois’s newest school building

The students of a Laois primary school have begun life in their brand new building. Gaelscoil Thromaire existed in its former guise from from 1901...
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WATCH: Celebration of the Aonad Lán-Ghaeilge at Dunamase College

On Friday last, Dunamase College, in conjunction with Laois School of Music, celebrated the opening of their Aonad Lán-Ghaeilge.   As Dunamase College, or Colaiste Dún...
Portlaoise College Green Schools

14 Laois schools awarded Green Flag for dedication to sustainability and environmental protection

14 schools from Laois were awarded the Green Flag recently for their dedication to sustainability and protecting their environment. Despite two school years with closures...
Portlaoise College

Laois secondary school introduces new subject for Leaving Cert

The introduction of a brand new subject at a Laois secondary school has been heralded as 'an ideal step on the pathway to a...
Timahoe NS

Three Laois primary schools selected to participate in a Creative Ireland Programme initiative

Three Laois primary schools have been selected to participate in the Creative Ireland Programme initiative - Creative Schools and Creative Clusters. Raheen, Ballyadams and Timahoe...
Kathryn O'Brien Mountrath CS

New principal in Mountrath Community School brings wealth of experience as she looks forward...

Mountrath Community School have welcomed new principal Kathryn O'Brien, who has been in the role since the new school term began last month.  A native...
Bogathon Mountrath

In Pictures: Mighty craic as Laois TY group take on the Bogathon

This looks like great craic! On Thursday September 30, a group of TY students from Mountrath Community School headed for the bog. Not to foot turf...
Covid School restrictions

Contact tracing and testing of children from school Covid cases no longer necessary from...

There have been many changes and tweaks to the Covid-related guidelines and restrictions but a significant one comes into play from today: children under...
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Big breakthrough as new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington moves to planning permission...

The long-running battle to get a new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington took a significant step forward today with the news that the...
Heywood CS Leaving Cert Results

In Pictures: Heywood Community School celebrate stunning 2021 Leaving Cert results

Heywood Community School recently celebrated their students who received brilliant results in the 2021 Leaving Cert. Spink's Mark Kehoe achieved the maximum 625 while Abbeyleix's...

In Pictures: New Meitheal team appointed and First Years begin at Laois secondary school

A Laois secondary school have appointed a new Meitheal team and welcomed a brand new batch of First Years in recent weeks. Five classes of...
Portlaoise College

Laois secondary school appoint new Deputy Principal as their growth continues

The Portlaoise College school community warmly welcomed Mary Marum - who was recently appointed as a new Deputy Principal. Mary was a Science and Biology...
Knockbeg College Official Opening Day 2021 (4)

Momentous day as Knockbeg College’s brand new school officially opened

It was a momentous day in the history of one of Ireland's oldest educational facilities as Knockbeg College's brand new school was officially opened. A...
Back to School 2021

In Pictures: Back to School as new term begins around the county

It might not have had the same historical significance of last September as primary schools around the country opened for the first time since...

Two Knockbeg students receive maximum 625 as Vicarstown trio get 1,800 points between them

Two Knockbeg College students have received the maximum amount of points in the 2021 Leaving Cert. Jack Ross and Finn Coss were both awarded 625...
Portlaoise College Leaving Cert Results 2021 (7)

Portlaoise College unique celebration of outsanding Leaving Certificate results

With students able to access results from home, Portlaoise College bucked the trend and decided to stick with tradition. The Leaving Cert class of...

History made in Laois secondary school as student records first ever 625 Leaving Cert...

History has been made in St Fergal's College in Rathdowney today as the school recorded its first ever 625 points result. Darragh Hogan, who hails...

Eight Portlaoise CBS students achieve more than 600 points in 2021 Leaving Cert

The 2021 Leaving Cert results are out and the fantastic news from Laois students continues. Portlaoise CBS have confirmed that eight of their boys have...