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Our School: Welcoming and vibrant atmosphere as we visit Borris-in-Ossory

Our School series brings us to St Joseph's NS in Borris-in-Ossory this week where principal Kevin Horgan, a Cork man who has been in...

German trip, storytelling and Community Care in Portlaoise College

It has been a very busy period for the students in Portlaoise College and here are some of the things they have been up...

In Pictures: Clean air week launched by Green schools in Laois

What a great initiative! Schools from Laois will be celebrating Clean Air Week from the November 18 November 22 to  by undertaking activities and events...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College wish farewell to long serving member of staff

What a great send off! There was great celebrations recently when the staff of Portlaoise College came together to acknowledge the retirement of one of...

Clonaslee College a buzz with science, biodiversity and building for the future

They don’t hang around in Clonaslee College. This is Science Week and Clonaslee is a buzz of activity and excitement as they have lined up...

Laois man at the heart of Trinity College Med Day 2019

On Friday November 8, over 600 medical students will hit the streets collecting for some money for some great causes in Trinity-affiliated hospitals. 'Trinity Med...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre host Evening Class Awards

Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre held their awards ceremony for the evening class provision last Tuesday. Participants received Major Awards in level 5 Healthcare...

Our School: Newtown NS – a small, rural school deeply embedded in the Crettyard...

This week for the Our School series we visited Newtown NS where principal Kevin Gorman and staff welcomed LaoisToday to meet the students. Located in...

In Picture: Laois School remembers the Holocaust with Crocus Project

Teacher Dr Mary Kelly and the students of Mountrath Community School remembered the 1.5 million Jewish children whom perished in the Holocaust which coincides...

Record crowds attend Portlaoise College’s Career and College Exhibition

Choices for midlands students transitioning from post-primary into third level education were plentiful at Portlaoise College’s fifth annual Career and College exhibition recently. Parents and...

Timahoe NS hold annual Mini Scientist Exhibition

'Let's Look at Ammonia' was this year’s big winner at the Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition at Timahoe NS. The annual showcase which took place on...

In Pictures: Laois Girl given chance to run established businesses and public bodies for...

Every year on October 11 the International Day of the Girl, Plan International works with girls to amplify their voices by staging girl “takeovers”...

Laois’s newest secondary school set for significant expansion

Due to the growth in student numbers at Dunamase College planning has commenced to make the Further Education and Training Centre across the road...

Prestigious recognition for Portlaoise College in Oxford University

Three Portlaoise College teachers recently travelled to the prestigious Oxford University to honour the work they're doing for promoting progression to third level education. Guidance...

Moment in Time: Special presentation to Mountmellick primary school students in 2004

Old school photos are always golden, and Alf Harvey certainly didn't disappoint when he provided us with these gems from 2004 when some students...

Clonaslee College in rude health and shaping up for the future

There is hardly a school in the county that enjoys a more idyllic setting than Clonaslee College, as it is nestled into the foothills...

Midland science receives award from the Naughton Foundation

Midlands science received an award from the Naughton foundation on Saturday October 5. The Naughton Foundation was established by Martin and Carmel Naughton in 1994. The...

In Photos: St Marys CBS students receive Junior Cert results

Teachers and students in St Mary’s CBS were delighted to read the Junior Cert results of the students last Friday morning. In spite of some...

St Colmans NS Stradbally hold coffee morning in aid of Laois Hospice

On October 1st, St Colmans NS in Stradbally held a coffee morning in aid of Laois Hospice. Laois Hospice Foundation has helped to provide a...

Our School: St Fiacc’s NS in Graiguecullen – big school with huge spirit

This week, we visit St Fiacc's NS in Graiguecullen for 'Our School' series where we go to the primary schools around the county to...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Institute host their annual graduation ceremony

Last Friday Portlaoise Institute held their annual graduation ceremony. There was a great turnout with over 220 students receiving certification awards from Portlaoise Institute last...

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...

Gardaí urge students to stay safe as Junior Cert celebrations set to kick off

As thousands of teenagers throughout the country get set to celebrate their Junior Cert results, Gardaí would urge students and their parents to be mindful about...

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...

Our School: Warm welcome as we visit Ballyadams NS

We love nothing more in LaoisToday than visiting one of the county's many primary schools. The atmosphere of fun and vibrancy is everywhere. Most of...

Two students honoured with Scholarship Bursary at Portlaoise College

Each year Portlaoise College award two students with a Scholarship Bursary worth €1,000 each which goes towards their third level education fees. This Scholarship Bursary...

Winner announced for St Marys CBS scholarship

A congratulations is in order to Patrick O Callaghan for winning the St Marys CBS “From each his best” scholarship award. Patrick is a past...

Almost two thirds of Laois children want to be entrepreneurs in the future

Does your child want to be an entrepreneur? A survey revealed 63% of Laois children said that they would like to be an entrepreneur...

Dunamase College and Laois Hockey enter agreement that will see hockey facilities developed on...

Laois's newest secondary school Dunamase College and Laois Hockey have announced "a strategic partnership agreement" that will see the introduction and coaching of Hockey...

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...
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