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Ranking 10 of the most unforgettable Tipperary characters of all time

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in August 2019. After Shane Lowry won the British Open and the whole country were honorary Offaly people for...

A young Laois man’s encounter with Roy Keane during his time at Celtic

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in June of this year.  In November 2005, Roy Keane's Manchester United career ended when he contract was cancelled...

REVEALED: Our choice of the top 20 TikTok-ers in Laois

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in February of this year.  TikTok isn't exactly new but it is certainly the latest craze to sweep...

In Pictures: More great Halloween photos as schools finish for mid-term break

Has there ever been a higher standard of Halloween costumes? Maybe it's the Level 5 restrictions but the effort the school children around the country...

Jamie Dowling: Five mental health tips for helping you through lockdown

As we enter into six weeks of lockdown and enter into the Winter months - it is vital everyone takes care of their mental...

In Pictures: A selection of great Halloween photos from around the county as schools...

Though Halloween is still actually a week away, the children of Laois certainly got into the spirit of things today for what was the...

Talking Sport Podcast: Ciaran Byrne, Enda Rowland and road trips to Croker and Enniskillen

Another bumper episode of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast as we look back on a win for the Laois U-20 hurlers in the Leinster...

Talking Sport Podcast: Zach Tuohy in grand final – family memories, the view from...

Laois man Zach Tuohy will line out for Geelong in the Australian Rules Grand Final this Saturday when they take on reigning champions Richmond...

Love Laois: Have an online element to your business? Let us know and we’ll...

Here we go again. Another extended period of Coronavirus restrictions that will limit where we can go, have businesses closed and many people out...

Family pride to the fore as Zach seeks crowning glory in Australia

In normal circumstances, some of the extended Tuohy family would have been hopping on a plane to Australia this week to watch Zach in...

Talking Sport Podcast: Westmeath loss, minor hurling disappointment and GAA Go woes

It was a disappointing weekend of GAA action for Laois teams with the senior footballers beaten by Westmeath in Division 2 of the Allianz...

Talking Sport Podcast: Shane Keegan on Clover Utd, Mick Wallace, Dundalk experience and Arsenal...

In our latest Talking Sport Podcast, we're joined by Rathdowney man Shane Keegan, who is currently part of the Dundalk FC staff as they...

Moment in Time: Halloween fun and games in Scoil Bhríde Portlaoise in 2008

This week's Moment in Time has brought us back to 2008. Alf Harvey paid a visit to Scoil Bhríde Portlaoise, where Halloween festivities were in...

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

1 - Laois ‘Shebeen’ searched and items seized by Gardai Gardai say they carried out a number of searches recently in relation to a number...

Fancy representing Ireland at Miss World? Applications open for Miss Laois

In these ever-changing world, the popular Miss Ireland event has adapted and once again is adapting as to how selections are currently being held. Applications...
Kieran Lillis in action - Photo Paul Dargan

Talking Sport Podcast: Kieran Lillis interview, National League returns and minor hurling

On this week's Talking Sport Podcast, we're joined by Laois football captain Kieran Lillis ahead of the resumption of the National Football League where...

More than €10,000 raised as Laois lads complete 100km Australian cycle

Four Laois lads got on their bikes on the opposite side of the world in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Former Laois...

Moment in Time: Clough-Ballacolla GAA celebrate at their Dinner Dance in 2010

Whatever it is, people love looking back on old photos. This week, for our Moment in Time, we head to Clough-Ballacolla direction as we look...

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

1 - Gardai seize thousands worth of cannabis and cocaine in Laois village Last week, Gardai in Laois have made a number of seizures of...

Weekend Read: Making the case for how to boost tourism in Laois through camping

With the Coronavirus set to be with us for the foreseeable future - the amount of people who will choose to spend their holidays...

Search launched to find ‘inspirational heroes’ in Laois during Covid-19 pandemic

The search is on for Ireland’s inspirational county heroes who have changed your life or the lives of people in your local community. Gala Retail...

Brian Moss: Mountain men and Amo Abu – credit where credit is due

Midlands 103 and Mountmellick man Brian Moss looks back on the week that was. That Dreaded Sunday Feeling There was a time - long, long ago...

Talking Politics Politics: Martin Heydon on his Laois links, introduction to politics and work-life...

Martin Heydon, a Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister for State at the Department of Agriculture, is our latest guest on the LaoisToday...

WATCH: Laois woman’s encounter with Freddie the fox makes ITV News

In this Covid-19 filled world that we now inhabit - a bit of light relief is needed from time to time and a Laois...

Talking Sport Podcast: Clonaslee, Covid, Emo and the end of an era for Portlaoise?

Where to start? On another busy weekend of club championship action, the week has started with the GAA announcing that all club games have been...

WATCH: Local man captures stunning drone footage of Laois village

This is absolutely class. A local photographer has captured some stunning drone footage of the Laois village he is from. Errill native Tommy Brennan, 37, currently...

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

1- Crooked Compass: One Laois couple and their van conversion project “Two eejits, one van.” And just in case the inverted comas didn’t alert you,...

Weekend Read: 25 years on from Emo Court coming into state ownership

It's arguably the most popular public attraction in Laois and last week was the 25th anniversary of Emo Court coming into state ownership. On September...

Talking Politics Podcast: Carol Nolan on her political rise, Sinn Féin and defying the...

This week's guest on the LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast is Laois-Offaly Independent TD Carol Nolan. From Cadamstown in Offaly, just across the Laois border, she...

Talking Sport Podcast: Intermediate football final preview plus senior and junior quarter-finals

This weekend sees the first men's adult county final of the year down for decision as Crettyard and Clonaslee do battle for intermediate football...