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NEWS  Laois family turning their tragedy into hope for others An extended family from Laois are aiming to make a difference with a series of...

Remember the Game: The Harps defeat Castletown-Slieve Bloom in Palmer Cup in 2011

The Harps 2-17 Castletown-Slieve Bloom 1-7 Palmer Cup Final 2011 The final of the 2011 Palmer Cup between The Harps and Castletown-Slieve bloom was played in...
Having something green to put on your head is always very important on St Patrick's Day

22 useful pointers to help you get through St Patrick’s Day

Whether you love it or hate it, it's hard to avoid St Patrick's Day. We're a helpful bunch here in LaoisToday so we've compiled a...

Good Week, Bad Week: Scholarships, Junk Kouture and All-Ireland finals

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade in 2008 brings out the crowds

Massive crowds thronged the streets of Portlaoise on St Patrick's Day in 2008 to view what organisers said was, 'One of their best ever...

Moment in Time: A day in school in Camross NS in 2001

These old school photographs never fail to disappoint. Alf Harvey’s trip to Camross NS in March 2001 certainly yielded some wonderful images. Smiling faces, games of...

Top Laois restaurants, Garda recruits and Knockbeg winning Leinster – it’s our Top Stories...

NEWS Five Laois men among new Garda recruits All five completed their Garda training in Templemore College this week Top restaurants in Laois announced The top restaurants...

Good health news, mad taxi drivers and finding fivers – it’s all in our...

The world of Laois people on Twitter has done it again. Them people at food courts who leave a state behind them after eating and...

Good Week, Bad Week: Top restaurants, young scientists and school supports

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad...

Remember the Game: The Heath cruise to Kelly Cup Final Victory in 2012

The Heath 3-12 St Josephs 1-4 Kellly Cup Final 2012  The Heath produced a dominant display of attacking football on the day to clinch the first...

Remember the Game: Knockbeg lose Leinster Final in Extra Time thriller in 2004

Brought to you in association with The Baba’s Barber Shop, Carlow Knockbeg 0-8 St Pat's Navan 0-11 (AET) Leinster College's Senior 'A Football Final 2004 They came...

Laois woman ‘dares to say yes’ on her travels to Panama for World Youth...

One Laois woman embarked on what she describes as being, ' an experience of a lifetime' when she travelled to Panama for World Youth...

In Pictures: Wild celebrations as Knockbeg claim Leinster U-16 glory

For the first time in 16 years, Knockbeg College were crowned Leinster U-16 champions by defeating Martist of Athlone this afternoon. The team that won...

Social housing, All Ireland finals and election nominees – it’s our Top Stories of...

NEWS Syrian families due to be housed in Laois this year Over one hundred Syrian refugees will be accommodated in Laois later this year. Almost €3 million...

Moment in Time: The Harps Camogie club host Wax or Shave event in 2008

In March 2008, The Harps Camogie club hosted a Wax or Shave event as fundraiser for their club. There were plenty of 'ooos' and 'aaahs'...

Parking in Portlaoise, cracking poetry and paying with pizza – it’s all in our...

The world of Laois people on Twitter has done it again. Just a lad looking to park his horse and trap in the underground car...

Good Week, Bad Week: 90th birthdays, Late Late Show appearances and All-Ireland finals

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad...

Remember the Game: Wicklow stun Laois U-21s in 2008

Laois 0-3  Wicklow 1-11 Leinster U-21 FC Quater-Final 2008 11 years ago, Laois U-21s were up against Wicklow in the Leinster Quater-Final. Laois came into the game...

Bog stories, childhood memories and LaoisToday list suggestions – it’s all in our Tweets...

The world of Laois people on Twitter has done it again. LaoisToday Article Idea: Top 25 Cars doing laps of town this Saturday — Eamon (@DestroyerDunne)...

Moment in Time: A visit to Paddock NS back in 2001

Look at these little faces from 18 years ago! There's just something nostalgic about looking at images from the past. They allow you to remember that...

Hospital spending, pioneering the next big thing and a Field of Dreams -it’s all...

Our top stories of the week this week cover a broad range of topics, from Portlaoise hospital to VAT increases affecting Laois businesses to...

Remember the Game: St Fergal’s Rathdowney reach Vocational Schools final in 2004

St Fergal's Rathdowney 3-13 Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown 3-7 2004 Leinster SHC Vocational Schools 'A' Semi Final  15 years ago St Fergal's Rathdowney faced Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown...

Good Week, Bad Week: Local crime, new inventions and national recognition

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad...

Laois man to feature on renowned RTÉ programme

Portlaoise man Kean Kavanagh has been crushing it in the Irish music scene and even further afield for the last number of years. His hard...

Winner announced in LaoisToday/Sweet Bakery competition

My, my, my. We think this might have been one of our most far-reaching and eagerly anticipated competitions to date. The Sweet Bakery opened its...

Winning Streak, a new bakery and remembering Malcolm Smyth – it’s all in our...

Another wide and varied week in the life of LaoisToday. NEWS Laois man appears on Ray D’Arcy Show Laois man Joe Kelly appeared on the Ray...

Moment in Time: Honouring the late Bobby Kent at an 2011 Alzheimer’s event

The plight of the late well-known Abbeyleix man Bobby Kent was the catalyst for this Alzheimer Society of Ireland charity motor rally event in...

Tinder problems, dogs with jobs and TV channels – it’s our Tweets of the...

We’re back again with our Top Tweets of the Week from all around Laois. Winning a provincial championship and having the cheek to celebrate it...

Good Week, Bad Week: Laois musicians, pastries and the Midlands prison

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad...

Remember the Game: Portlaoise defeat the mighty Crossmaglen Rangers in 2005

Portlaoise 0-8 Crossmaglen Rangers 0-7 2005 All Ireland Club SFC semi-final Last weekend saw the All-Ireland club football semi-finals take place and they were certainly two...
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