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NEWS Lucky Laois winner lands €50k in Prize Bonds draw One lucky winner from Laois has scooped €50,000 this week Not for the faint-hearted This well-known Laois man...

Laois Abroad: The Laois nurse living in rural Australia for the past 24 years

Portlaoise woman Mary Urquhart has lived in Cobar, New South Wales (NSW) for 24 years now. She went there on a working holiday Visa at the...

Laois football, Riverdale and the Royal Wedding – it’s all in our Tweets of...

Laois Twitter was back keeping up with all the local and international affairs this week, from Laois footballers remarkable comeback against Wexford, to the...

This is what I’m studying: Meet the Portlaoise man studying in GMIT

This week for our student series is Philip Roche from Portlaoise. Philip is a final year student in GMIT studying Hotel Management. He took the time...

Our pick of the top stories of the week

NEWS Thousands turn out for Darkness into Light in Laois There were seas of support for Darkness into Light in Mountmellick and Rathdowney on Saturday morning An...

The Sunday Interview: From dairy farmer to Rose of Tralee glamour

It's only been a week since "the most glamourous farmer in the country" heard her name called out as the Laois Rose for 2018. But...

Remember the Game: Laois Minors grind out a memorable 2009 Leinster Championship result against...

Laois 1-9    Dublin 1-6  Leinster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Laois head to Wexford this weekend for the opening round of the Leinster MHC, but for...

The Met Gala, Eurovision and leaving power washers in supermarkets… it’s all in our...

Tweets of the Week Our weekly trawl through the corners of Twitter turned up some hilarious results this week. With the Eurovision and Met Gala ball...

16 much-loved Portlaoise businesses who are no longer with us

Last week, we brought you the news that a new bakery was planned for Portlaoise. It provoked a huge reaction - primarily because the new...

Remember the Game: Portlaoise CBS denied 2004 All-Ireland glory

Portlaoise CBS 1-8 St Louis Kilkeel (Down) 1-11 All-Ireland College's Senior 'B' Football Championship Final Around this time 14 years ago, a star-studded Portlaoise CBS team...

The 15th Laois Rose of Tralee is…

The Laois Rose for 2018 is Grainne Hogan. Grainne, who was hailed, “The most glamorous farmer in the country,” from MC Ollie Turner, was sponsored by...

In Pictures: The excitement builds as the Laois Rose competition gets underway

This is it. After weeks of preparation, going through interviews, turning up to lunches, meets and greets, public events - the Laois Rose hopefuls...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the 2018 Laois Rose selection night

Good evening and welcome! The road to Tralee in August starts here. One lucky girl will be crowned the 2018 Laois Rose tonight in the...

Our pick of the top stories of the week

NEWS Ooh-err An, eh hem, exclusive ‘sex party’ has been planned for a country house in Laois Good news for Portlaoise Great news for the town as plans...

Remember the Game: Portlaoise bulldoze past Navan to clinch second Towns Cup title in...

Portlaoise 23   Navan 3 2003 Leinster Provincial Towns Cup Final Having come up short just two seasons previous, Portlaoise came into the 2003 Towns Cup final...

25 signs it’s time to start thinking of retiring from your GAA career

There's an old joke that compares professional soccer players to their amateur inter-county counterparts in Gaelic games. "Retired soccer players get testimonials," it goes. "Retired...

5 minutes with … Laois hurling captain Ross King

The Laois hurlers begin their championship campaign this weekend when they take on Westmeath in O'Moore Park at 3pm on Saturday. It's the first of...

Our guide to what’s on at the weekend

As the May Bank Holiday weekend approaches, there are plenty of things going on. And with the good weather expected, it's setting up to be...

LaoisToday Snapchat account in line for prestigious national award

We're in high spirits in the LaoisToday office today after being nominated for a prestigious national Social Media award. LaoisToday.ie have been shortlisted in the...

Moment in Time: Green flag raised in Stradbally school in 2008

It's a cliche, but your school days really are the best days of your life. You rarely look back at photos taken in primary schools...

Punchestown, Portlaoise and the Royal Baby – it’s this week’s Tweets of the Week

We trawled through Twitter again this week to pick you the best comments we could find. Once again we were entertained as everything from Liverpool's...

This is what I’m studying: The young Laois woman who is looking to make...

We’ve had a phenomonal response to our Student Series over the past few months and we’ve loved hearing their stories, their interests and their...

Remember the Game: Laois minor hurlers do battle with Wexford in 2004

Wexford 2-9 Laois 0-9 Leinster MHC This time 14 years ago, the Laois minor hurlers - under the management of former county board chairman Tom Hassett...

9 things that referees do that’ll annoy the hell out of GAA players

We know, we know, we know. It's a thankless job, nobody wants to do it and smart alecs on the internet don't make it...

5 minutes with … Shannon RFC scrumhalf and Portarlington native Keith Kavanagh

This week we caught up with Portarlington native Keith Kavanagh, who is excelling in Shannon RFC. Keith has just helped them secure promotion back to...

Our Guide to what’s on at the weekend

This weekend is another busy weekend of events around the county with table quizzes, an interesting looking "20 K  Drop" Fundraiser by Portlaoise CBS,...

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...

This is what I’m studying: The young Medical Student in Trinity College Dublin

We've had a phenomonal response to our Student Series over the past few months and we've loved hearing their stories, their interests and their...

Top 25 Tweeters, thunder thighs and toilet issues – it’s the social media comments...

This week we eventually did what we'd been planning on doing for a while: updating our list of Laois's Top Tweeters. Just like our initial...

Remember the Game: Castletown edge bitter rivals Camross in 2008 hurling league

Castletown 1-13 Camross 1-11 2008 ACHL Division 1 It's one of the biggest rivalries in Laois hurling - a clash that always raises a certain intrigue...
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