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Talking Sport: Laois hurlers Willie Dunphy and James Keyes on getting back to work,...

Our latest Talking Sport is here and we are continuing with the same format as the previous three. Alan Hartnett is in the presenter’s chair...

Remember the Game: Clough-Ballacolla win Laois U-21 hurling final in 2005

Clough-Ballacolla 2-9 Ballinakill 0-6 2004 Laois U-21 HC Final Not for the first time, an U-21 championship went overtime and into the following year. On St Patrick's...

The Weather, Laois v Dublin and The Year 2020 – It’s all in our...

We’re back with our Tweets of the Week again this week! Laois Twitter is just the gift that keeps on giving. Check out our selection below: We're...

Moment in Time: New dawn for Timahoe NS in 2008

For this week's Moment in Time we take a look back to June 2008 when Timahoe NS opened their new extension onto the school. Opening...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - Sadness following the passing of a former Laois school teacher There was deep sadness following the passing of a former Laois school teacher,...

Down Memory Lane – 1999: Champions League drama, Ian Robertson and the end of...

Brought to you in association with Mulhall Meats 1999 was another eventful year both locally, nationally and internationally. Who’ll ever forget Manchester Utd’s treble winning season...

Moment in Time: Heineken Cup Final Party Day in Togher in 2009

What a day! On 23rd May 2009 Leinster made their first appearance in the Heineken Cup final at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Leinster won the match...

Heidi Higgins on moving her business online, new home, pregnancy and designing face masks

For well-known Laois fashion designer Heidi Higgins, 2020 has very much been a year of change. Even before the Coronavirus restrictions, she had decided to...

Laois Abroad: The Raheen physio working on the frontline in Glasgow

In our latest interview with a Laois person living abroad, we hear from Katie Sinnott from Raheen, who is working as a physio in...

Talking Sport: Laois footballers Ross Munnelly and Evan O’Carroll on Coronavirus life, longevity, early...

Our latest Talking Sport is here and we are continuing with the same format as the previous two. Alan Hartnett is in the presenter’s chair...

WATCH: Young Laois boy takes on the ‘Patience Challenge’ and smashes it

The 'Patience Challenge' is the latest craze sweeping the internet and this young Laois boy has absolutely smashed it. 2-year-old Jake Cleere from Errill was...

Stay, Home, Play: Top Instagrammer on her ideas, famous followers and postponing her wedding

Here in LaoisToday, we recently released our Top Instagrammers list for 2020. At the top of that list was a Durrow lady by the...

20 signs that you’re a ‘good catch’

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in November 2019 "He/she is a good catch" - How often will you hear it said? It's almost the...

Football, The Leaving Cert and Twilight – It’s all in our Tweets of the...

We’re back with our Tweets of the Week again this week! Laois Twitter is just the gift that keeps on giving. Check out our selection below: The...

REVEALED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers for 2020

After a one year hiatus - our selection of the best Instagram accounts in Laois is back. Back in 2018, we last picked our favourite...

LISTEN: Selling cars online and a great gesture towards frontline workers – Joe Mallon...

Nearly everybody has been effected greatly by the Coronavirus and the restrictions imposed - with businesses having to come up with all sorts of...

How it came about that a Laois hurler was crowned the All Ireland FIFA...

There have been many mad moments throughout this lockdown - but a Laois hurler winning an online FIFA tournament on the PlayStation has to...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - In Pictures: Stunning Killenard property goes on the market for €1.1 million A 4,500 square foot home on The Heritage resort in Killenard...

Matthew Whelan with high praise for ‘outstanding trainer’ Brother Philip Ryan

Matthew Whelan is the longest-serving Laois hurler still involved and has made more appearances for Laois than anyone in history. Over a long career with...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Charity Truck Show in 2009

Portlaoise Charity Truck Show raised close to €30,000 for Laois Down Syndrome Association at it's action packed event at Portlaoise Rugby Club grounds in...

Down Memory Lane – 1998: Offaly’s sit down protest, Omagh bombing, Laois underage stars...

Brought to you in association with Mulhall Meats There are some years that just will never be forgotten and 1998 is one of them. This week,...

Moment in Time: Camross Fashion Show in 2005

Camross was the venue May 11 2005, for what was described as a fantastic night of fashion and fun, when a gala fashion show...

Talking Sport: Laois hurlers Matthew Whelan and Eric Killeen on Coronavirus life, FIFA 20...

Our latest Talking Sport Podcast is here and we are continuing with our new format - and have some new guests. Alan Hartnett is in...

Moment in Time: The Half-Door Club International Music and Dance Festival in 2010

There was plenty of dancing and craic to be had over the May Bank Holiday Weekend in 2010 in Castletown when ceili fans gathered...

Remember the Game: Portlaoise win U-17 football title in 2000

There's an amount of GAA competitions that struggle to fit into the calendar year - and the old U-17 championship was one of those...

A birthday surprise, Exams and Electric Picnic – It’s all in our Tweets of...

We’re back with our Tweets of the Week again this week! Laois Twitter is just the gift that keeps on giving. Check out our selection below: The...

Talking Music: Brian O’Mahoney on touring Germany, supporting Shane McGowan playing

Brought to you in association with Laois Library Service Brian O'Mahoney is a well-known local musician who has played in a number of bands, including...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - Deep sadness in Laois following tragic passing of Declan Doocey Mr Doocey died following an accident in Mountrath Golf Club on Tuesday morning, May...

Down Memory Lane: The start of the Bertie era, the Diana tragedy and glory...

Brought to you in association with Mulhall Meats In the latest LaoisToday Down Memory Lane Podcast, presenter Steven Miller is joined by John Whelan and...

Moment in Time: Laois Chamber Golf Classic in 2009

Laois Chamber held its 11th Golf Classic on Friday May 8 2009 in the Heath Golf Club. Businesses turned out in great numbers in support...