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WATCH: Irish comedian ‘Black Paddy’ takes on Portlaoise in viral video

Portlaoise has become the latest town to be visited by a comedian who gives his own unique take on what life is like in...

The importance of keeping alive our unique Irish words

Banjaxed. Bockety. Making a bags of it. Foostering. Ructions. Me auld segotia. If you said those words or phrases to someone a non-Irish English-speaking person...

EXCLUSIVE: Asian investors behind Laois Utd aim to ‘have European football within five years...

To be playing European football within five years and in the Champions League by 2030 are the aims of the owners behind ambitious plans...
Having something green to put on your head is always very important on St Patrick's Day

22 things we miss from a ‘normal’ St Patrick’s Day

Whether you love it or hate it, it’s hard to avoid St Patrick’s Day. This year, for the second year running, it's a Covid Paddy's Day...

Watch: Laois family produce brilliant virtual St Patrick’s Day parade of their own

If this doesn't give you a good chuckle, nothing will. The Fitzpatrick family from The Heath have pulled out all the stops for a virtual...

Rory’s Stories on keeping it simple and the dream of teaming up with Roddy...

Rory O'Connor of Rory's Stories says his dream project is to team up with Roddy Doyle to do a film or show on Irish...

15 Laois families that we think could win Ireland’s Fittest Families

Ireland's Fittest Family has proven to be a huge ratings winner for RTE over the past eight years with the latest competition coming to...

22 of our Podcast recommendations as this lockdown just drags on and on and on

There's many things this pandemic has led to and in the media world it has accelerated change in both directions. Newspaper sales may be continuing...
20 signs you're a 'catch'

20 signs that you’re a ‘good catch’

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in November 2019, before Covid made the dating game a whole lot more complicated than it already...

Ranked and filed: Our selection of Laois’s Top 25 tweeters – 2021 edition

In the early days of LaoisToday back in 2017, we picked out Laois's Top 25 tweeters. A year later, in the spring of 2018, we...

Bernard O’Shea: ‘I love the kids, but I also love the quiet’

Having just turned 40, Laois comedian Bernard O'Shea found himself hurtling towards a mid-life crisis. The following is an extract from his new book Manopause For...

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...

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...

Liverpool Champions, The travel ban and All Ireland Final Day – It’s all in...

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: Some...

Pubs to re-open, pedestrianised Main Street and a New Year’s resolution – it’s all...

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: Desperate...

WANTED: Search on to find Laois’s Top 25 Tweeters for 2020

We’re back with another of our popular LaoisToday lists. Yes, we’re on the hunt for Laois’s best Tweeters after one year absence. We’ve decided to do...

Championship 2020, Lovely Laois and a creative new game – It’s all in our...

This looks great! I’ve spent the past few weeks of lockdown creating my new drinking game, ‘Locked Down’.. because you get locked and it was...

Phase 2, Hayfever and Our History – 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: A...

Sunburn, An Inspirational Encounter and Manhattan Mixer – 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: We...

Ranking our ten favourite Offaly people of all time

In honour of Shane Lowry's Open win in the summer, we came up with a list of our favourite people from across the border. Offaly....

20 things you’ll remember if you went to school in Heywood

You're constantly told that your schooldays are the best days of your life. You never actually believe that when you're in school but there is...

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...
20 signs you're a 'catch'

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...

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...

Normal People, The Blue Bridge and Leo on The Late Late – It’s all...

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: Leo...

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

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in April 2018 We know, we know, we know. It's a thankless job, nobody wants to do it and...

The sunrise, Do it for Dan support and Italia 90 – It’s all in...

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: #DoitforDan This...

The All-Ireland, RTÉ and Penneys Portlaoise – 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: Wise...