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Laois Abroad: A Portarlington man embracing opportunities in Australia

Barry Smith took off on a solo adventure to Australia in 2014, and has been enjoying his Antipodean adventure ever since. He has returned home...

Laois Abroad: An Irish community wherever you go, even in the UAE

Rachel Williams and James Finn began their journey in Abu Dhabi not so long ago and have already immersed themselves to living in the...

Laois Abroad: This ‘Young Professional’ award winner is taking Australia by storm

Sinead Keane is a Heath woman who is making a huge name for herself in the nursing profession in Australia. Sinead recently won the "Young...

WATCH: Mountmellick basketball star to make his Sweet Home Alabama

These are exciting times for 17 year old James Gormley as he jets off to take up his basketball scholarship in Alabama, USA next...

Mountmellick man hopes to make it big in LA

George Blue moved from Mountmellick to LA in June of this year to pursue a career in modelling. "People told me I had a lot...

Laois Abroad: San Francisco is 6000 miles away but Portarlington will always be home

Mary Rogers (nee Maher) from Portarlington is the latest to feature in our Laois Abroad piece.  She has been living in San Francisco for a...

Laois Abroad: The Mountmellick man who left the priesthood and is now an author...

Tom Phelan was born and raised on a small farm in Mountmellick, Co Laois. He joined the priesthood as a young man and spent time...
Abbeyleix native Mark O'Brien presents an Irish radio show called 'Ceol agus Craic' along with his good friend Ken Tracy from Sligo every Saturday morning in Toronto

Laois Abroad: Meet the man living in Canada but keeping Abbeyleix very close to...

Abbeyleix man Mark O’Brien is this week’s ‘Laois Abroad’ interview. Mark went to primary school in Abbeyleix and then to the Salesian College in...

Laois Abroad: All the way from Timahoe to Cape Town

Anne-Marie van der Merwe from Timahoe is now living in Cape Town in South Africa. Oldest daughter of Mark and Betty Delaney she spent...

Laois Abroad: Watching out for snakes on the sites in Sydney

George Cooper from Coolrain features this week in ‘Laois Abroad’. Son of George and Jane Cooper, he’s the youngest in the family behind sisters...
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