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Talking Sport Podcast: Football relegation confirmed, hurlers lose to Antrim but ladies save the...

So far this year the Laois hurlers and footballers have played a combined nine games between them and lost all nine. The latest football loss...

Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from St Abban’s book launch in 2006

St Abban's are a club that probably don't get the widespread recognition for their incredible achievements over the years. As is often the case with...
Coolrain Playground

#LoveLaois: Coolrain playground – a gem of a facility in a charming village

County Councils generally come in for some easy criticism but they certainly deserve credit in Laois for the number and quality of the local...

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

1 - Complete transformation for new beer garden as De Bruns @Humes prepares to re-open in Portlaoise Being closed for a long spell of time...

Talking Sport Podcast: Road trip to Ulster, relegation battles and club games are back

And all of a sudden there is more GAA games than we can keep up with. All four Laois adult county games are in action...
Mark Doheny perfectly describes how Laois all deal with the sunshine

‘Warmest day of the year so far’ forecast this week as pleasant spell set...

After a rather miserable May, June has started off a lot better on the weather front and the news is for more of the...
Owen Joyce Up and Coming

Up and Coming: Raheen’s Owen Joyce on his Occupational Therapy business

The pandemic has taken so much away – but it has brought out the very best in some young Laois people. Our new series ‘Up...
Portlaoise Panto 2009

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Panto ‘Cinderella’ sells out in 2009

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on Portlaoise Panto Group's production of 'Cinderella' in the Dunamaise Theatre. The show marked the group's...

John Whelan: Timahoe – a towering example of the delights on our doorstep

This piece by John Whelan originally appeared on his Vanhalla - Camper Heaven blog earlier this year.  We have learned many things and a great...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from the 2006 Laois Fleadh

Flutes and fiddles everywhere! The great Christy Moore song Lisdoonvarna captures the magic of traditional Irish music and there's a reason it's so loved not just here...
Grantstown Lake

#LoveLaois: Grantstown Lake – a lovely, gentle loop between Ballacolla and Rathdowney

All over Laois there are numerous walking routes that have experienced more footfall over the past year than in any previous 12-month period. One such...

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

1 - Parents of tragic young Laois man who died by suicide urge support for SOSAD Laois Online Variety Show The parents of a young...
GAA rules

Talking Sport Podcast: Hurlers in Kilkenny, return of crowds and Nicole Turner

The action continues this weekend with two of Laois’s adults GAA teams set to take to the field. The Laois camogie and football teams will...

The Midweek Podcast: Ground broken on new Ballinakill playground and Crime Prevention advice from...

On this week’s LaoisToday Midweek Podcast, host Paul Downey is joined by two brilliant guests. Liz Kennedy is a member of the Ballinakill Community Development...

#LoveLaois: Is your business re-opening with outdoor dining next week? Let us know and...

The weather is getting better, the summer holidays are on their way and the Coronavirus restrictions are easing again thankfully. From next Monday, June 7,...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from Killeshin NS in 2009

Who doesn't love a good photographic Moment in Time? Most people are probably experiencing the fear of seeing old photographs of themselves in their most...

#LoveLaois: Brittas Lake Loop – stunning foliage, friendly ducks and mucky paths

For this week's Love Laois, we made a trip out to Brittas Wood in Clonaslee to do the Brittas Lake Loop. The loop starts just...

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

1 - Lonely Planet select Laois tourist attraction in top 8 ‘incredible Irish locations’ for 2021 A world-leading travel guide book publisher has selected a...

LaoisToday Podcast: John Whelan of Vanhalla.ie on his camper van conversion and travelling around...

On this week's LaoisToday Podcast, we're joined by John Whelan, camper van enthusiast and the man behind the Vanhalla.ie blog. A former newspaper editor and...
Vanhalla 1

‘A golden opportunity – I can think of a number of great spots in...

The past year has seen an explosion in people buying or converting motor homes and if you went about trying to hire one at...
GAA rules

Talking Sport Podcast: Johnny Doyle, Donie Brennan and the weekend’s GAA preview

The action continues this weekend with three of Laois’s adults GAA teams set to take to the field. For the Laois footballers, it is their...
Slieve Bloom Mountains

Lonely Planet select Laois tourist attraction in top 8 ‘incredible Irish locations’ for 2021

A world-leading travel guide book publisher has selected a Laois tourist attraction in its top 8 'incredible Irish locations' to visit in 2021. Lonely Planet...

The Midweek Podcast: Local bakers requested, Rathdowney TV presenter on TikTok success and the...

On this week’s LaoisToday Midweek Podcast, host Paul Downey is joined by three brilliant guests. Consider it Cakes is a new community group set up...
Mark Doheny perfectly describes how Laois all deal with the sunshine

Weekend sizzler on the cards as summer finally set to begin

May of many weathers has certainly lived up to its saying this year. We've had wind, rain, thunderstorms and even hailstones at times - and...

From the LaoisToday Archives: 16 things to keep in mind as Silage Season is...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on May 23, 2017. With Silage Season fast approaching, here are the most common occurrences experienced on our typical Irish...
Tennessee

New to the Area: Tennessee woman calls Portlaoise her ‘Forever Home’

We love hearing from people who have moved from a different country to live in Laois and this week in our 'New to the Area'...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Ladies win the highlight as footballers and hurlers both lose again

The Laois ladies footballers provided the highlight of the weekend with their National League win over Kildare. Given that the men's footballers and hurlers as...
Arles NS 2000

Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from Arles NS way back in the year...

Way back in the year 2000, photographer Alf Harvey visited almost every primary school in the county for regular feature for one of the...

#LoveLaois: Dysart Woods – hilly, scenic and adjacent to Laois’s most famous landmark

Last week, we focussed on a wooded area on one side of Portlaoise and now we've moved in the opposite direction. From Togher Woods, our...

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

1 - Portarlington nurse crowned Miss Laois in bid to make Miss Ireland grand final Alison Dyer from Portarlington has been crowned Miss Laois for...