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The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Strong Laois connection to winning Grand National horse Minella Times While Minella Times won the Aintree Grand National in the famed green and...

The Midweek Podcast: SOSAD’s Christy Bannon, historian Cormac Moore and Laois singer’s new song...

The latest instalment of the Midweek Podcast with LaoisToday is here – and we are up to episode 16. SOSAD Laois is a charity that...

Laois Abroad: Meet the Stradbally woman who followed her heart and ended up in...

The seventh instalment of our Laois Abroad series for 2021 is here and a well-travelled Stradbally woman is up next. Sinead O'Brien's journey began back...

WATCH: Irish comedian ‘Black Paddy’ takes on Portlaoise in viral video

Portlaoise has become the latest town to be visited by a comedian who gives his own unique take on what life is like in...

Talking Sport Podcast: Peter O’Leary on the new GAA calendar and when club action...

We’re back with the latest instalment of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast. Host Alan Hartnett is in the hot seat once again and he is...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from Paddock NS in 2001

Look at these little faces from 20 years ago! There's just something nostalgic about looking at images from the past. They allow you to remember that...

The importance of keeping alive our unique Irish words

Banjaxed. Bockety. Making a bags of it. Foostering. Ructions. Me auld segotia. If you said those words or phrases to someone a non-Irish English-speaking person...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois Hire sold in multi-million deal Laois Hire Services has been sold for a fee of €11.2 million. Founded in 1989 by Michael and...

Remember the Game: Laois defeat Wexford to stave off Division 1B relegation in 2004

Laois 1-14 Wexford 1-8 2004 National Football League Division 1B Round 7 The Laois footballers staved off potential relegation to Division 2B 17 years ago this...

Laois Abroad: The remarkable adventure of a Portlaoise woman in Sydney via Spain, the...

The sixth instalment of our Laois Abroad series for 2021 is here and one of the most travelled people we have ever interviewed is...

Talking Sport Podcast: John O’Loughlin on his Laois career, hectic underage schedule and getting...

John O'Loughlin has been representing Laois competitively since 2005 when he first lined out for the county's minor hurling team when he was still...

From the LaoisToday Archives: 20 things you’ll remember if you went to school in...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on April 12, 2017. You’re constantly told that your schooldays are the best days of your life. You never...

Moment in Time: School days in The Heath NS in 2000

Talk and memories of school days always bring out the nostalgic side in all of us. And the photographic series that Alf Harvey carried out...

The story behind a Portarlington band and their inspiration behind their new single dedicated...

The Hearty Boys from Portarlington have recently released a brand new song! Fran Hearty is one of the members of the group behind the track...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois Abroad: Meet the brothers who traded The Heath for Bulgaria to follow their dreams The fifth instalment of our Laois Abroad series...

LaoisToday Podcast: Aimee Alexander, author of ‘The Little Book of Irishisms’

This week's guest on the LaoisToday Podcast is Aimee Alexander (or Denise Deegan to give her her proper name), author of The Little Book...

EXCLUSIVE: Asian investors behind Laois Utd aim to ‘have European football within five years...

To be playing European football within five years and in the Champions League by 2030 are the aims of the owners behind ambitious plans...

The Midweek Podcast: Laois Martial Arts, crime prevention and Portarlington band The Hearty Boys

The latest instalment of the Midweek Podcast with LaoisToday is here – and we are up to episode 15. As the pandemic continues, Laois Martial...

Remember the Game: Late penalty save thwarts Laois in classic National Hurling League encounter

Laois 1-14 Waterford 2-13 2000 National Hurling League Division 1B Round 5 The Laois hurlers were a dramatic late penalty save away from causing an almighty...

Laois Abroad: Meet the brothers who traded The Heath for Bulgaria to follow their...

The fifth instalment of our Laois Abroad series for 2021 is here and two brothers living in Eastern Europe are up next. Laois people that...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from Rosenallis NS in 2000

In the early years of the 2000s, the editorial team in the Laois Nationalist came up with the idea of sending photographer Alf Harvey around to...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Tragic news as Gardai end search for missing Laois man There was a tragic end to a search for a missing Laois man...

LaoisToday Podcast: Colm Parkinson on his Laois days, his media career and THAT interview

On this week's episode of the LaoisToday Podcast presenter Brian Moss is joined by Colm Parkinson, host of the hugely popular Joe.ie GAA Hour...

The Midweek Podcast: Local Garda tries his hand at comedy, Mountrath to feature in...

The latest instalment of the Midweek Podcast with LaoisToday is here - and we are up to episode 14. On Monday night, Bernard O'Shea brought...

Remember the Game: Laois U-21s come good to topple Kildare in 2000 Leinster quarter...

Laois 2-11 Kildare 0-12 2000 Leinster U-21 FC Quarter Final Replay  For this week's Remember the Game, we are going back 21 years to a Leinster...

Laois Abroad: Shooing kangaroos and a garden of cockatoos – meet the Abbeyleix native...

The fourth instalment of our Laois Abroad series for 2021 is here and Dean Fennelly is up next. Originally from Abbeyleix, Dean lived in Ballinakill...

Talking Sport Podcast: Leo Turley on Laois memories, management and Laois Gaels

We’re back with the latest instalment of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast. Host Alan Hartnett is in the hot seat once again and this episode...

Moment in Time: The Heath GAA celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2010

You might have to go all the way back to 1993 for the last time The Heath's senior footballers won a county final but...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois owners of Copper Face Jacks receive €21.69 million dividend – and announce plans to step back The Laois owners of Ireland’s most...

LaoisToday Podcast: Child psychotherapist Dr Colman Noctor on parenting, Covid challenges and the importance...

The latest guest on the LaoisToday Podcast is Dr Colman Noctor, a Carlow-based child psychotherapist who writes a weekly column in the Irish Examiner and hosts...