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Laois Summer Festivals

Shine in Emo Court is set to kick start an incredible summer of local...

Up to 5,000 people are expected to descend on Emo Court this Saturday for the inaugural Shine event, a trade-fair style extravaganza that has...
Leinster minor hurling final (23)

Talking Sport Podcast: A disappointing result but Monday Night Hurling in O’Moore Park is...

The morning after the night before. The latest LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast looks back on last night’s wonderful occasion in O’Moore Park as a crowd...
Laois minor hurlers

Talking Sport Podcast: Leinster minor final preview, senior struggles and final day league drama

With the Laois minor hurlers in Leinster final action, we look forward to their big showdown with Offaly in O'Moore Park. Alan gives us a...

From the Archives: Talking Music: Brian O’Mahoney on touring Germany, supporting Shane McGowan and...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in May 2020.  Brian O'Mahoney is a well-known local musician who has played in a number of bands,...

Moment in Time: Brilliant photos from the Stradbally Steam Rally in 2001

It's a real Hardy Annual. They come from all over the country for the Stradbally Steam Rally, one of the many local and diverse...

The week that was: Our most viewed stories of the past seven days

1 - Brilliant Ben does it again as Laois minor hurlers defeat Kilkenny to reach Leinster final The Laois minor hurlers beat Kilkenny for the...
Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Magic Minors, disappointment for Ladies and no-win situation for senior hurlers

It was another extremely busy week on the GAA front and another hectic one is in store. The story of last week were the Laois...
Transmitter Stewart Quinn

Talking Music: Transmitter’s Stewart Quinn chats Italia ’90, Old Fort and performing in Laois

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in 2018 For three Laois brothers and one old friend, 15 years on the live circuit has flown...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from Ballylinan NS back in the year 2000

Whoever it was in the Laois Nationalist who decided to send photographer Alf Harvey around to the primary schools in the county for a...

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1- Extreme sadness at death of young Laois Garda Adrian Kelly There is widespread sadness at the death of Adrian Kelly from Ballaghmore, a highly-regarded...
Laois Wexford Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Would the Joe McDonagh Cup be a better fit for the...

After another tough weekend for the Laois hurlers and a 27-point loss to Wexford, we ponder whether the Leinster round robin championship offers any...

Laois Abroad: Meet the 96-year-old Laois great-grandmother who has lived in San Francisco for...

The first instalment of our Laois Abroad series for 2022 is here and a woman from Camross gets us underway. Maureen Dowling moved to San...

Moment In Time: Some great pictures from Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance in 2011

Some great photos here! Rathdowney-Errill held their dinner dance in March 2011 in The Templemore Arms Hotel and what a night it was. They celebrated Laois...

Down Memory Lane Podcast: Champions League drama, Ian Robertson and the end of the...

1999 was another eventful year both locally, nationally and internationally. Who’ll ever forget Manchester Utd’s treble winning season and in particular their incredibly dramatic Champions...

Moment in Time: Scoil Chriost Ri awards in 2001

The school year is coming to an end - which generally means exams, awards and graduations. And it's been like that forever. Before teenage students...

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past week

1 - Season goes from bad to worse as Laois hit for five goals and dumped out of Leinster championship by Wicklow And a bad...
Elsie Traynor Election

LaoisToday Podcast: Elsie Trainor on growing up in Laois, running for the SDLP and...

On this week's special episode of the LaoisToday Podcast we chat to Laois native Elsie Trainor (nee McLoughlin) who is contesting the Northern Ireland...

Talking Sport Podcast: ‘Problems didn’t start yesterday and they won’t be fixed today or...

What a weekend, but not in a good way. The Laois senior footballers and hurlers were both in Leinster championship action over the past couple...
Top Stories (12)

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

1 - In Pictures: Serious style as Park-Ratheniska celebrate double championship winning 2021 season There was serious style in the Midlands Park Hotel on Easter...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Another huge week on the inter-county scene with several Laois teams...

We are in the throngs of inter-county activity at the moment with a host of Laois teams in action. On this week's Podcast, the first...
Darragh McEvoy Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Darragh McEvoy interview

Ahead of this weekend's Leinster football championship match between Laois and Wicklow in Aughrim, we caught up with former Laois and Stradbally player Darragh...
Clonaghadoo NS 2007

Moment in Time: When Cowen came to Clonaghadoo in 2007

There's nothing like an official school opening to get the dignitaries out in force. And that was certainly the case in Clonaghadoo in September 2007...
Ben O'Connor

From the Archives – Laois footballer makes Wicklow trip memorable for one young supporter

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in June 2017 after Laois played Wicklow in the All Ireland Football Qualifiers.  A young Laois supporter will...
Sean Fleming Sean Lemass

From the Archives – Sean Fleming, Lemass and early General Election memories

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in September 2020.  What's talked about at a family kitchen table can have such long-lasting, lifetime influences. In the...
Pogueology Electric Picnic

From the Archives – When Laois band Pogueology brought the house down at Electric...

Portlaoise band Pogueology made their Electric Picnic debut in the early hours of Saturday morning. But their gig had to be cancelled after just 15 minutes...
Laois's Hottest Men

From the Archives – Remembering Laois’s 30 Hottest Men from 2017!

It was the list that almost crashed the LaoisToday site.  Back in the summer of 2017, someone in the office came up with the bright...
2003 Cumann na mBunscol

From the Archives – Great memories from 2003 Cumann na mBunscol finals

The 2003 Cumann na mBunscol football finals threw up its usual share of thrilling action and future stars. Killenard continued their proud record by beating...

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

1 - Gardai launch investigation as residents ‘living in fear’ following ‘random acts of vandalism’ in Laois housing estate Residents of a Laois housing estate...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: The view from Dublin, busy week of county action and club...

The volume of our Podcasts has decreased to one per week at present but we have another jam-packed show here. It is a huge week...

Moment in Time: Glenda Gilson among the models at glamorous 2006 Fashion Show in...

Glenda Gilson modelling at a Fashion Show in a car showroom in Portlaoise is something you wouldn't envisage. But in 2006, Glenda was close to...