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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...

Laois Abroad: From Vicarstown to Southern California and how Coronavirus is impacting work

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic across the world we have been hearing stories of Laois people scattered across the world. Today we chat...

Laois Abroad: Meet the Portlaoise woman who has lived in Spain for the past...

Meet Rebecca Fitzell! Rebecca has lived in Spain the past ten years and the Portlaoise native is the subject of our latest installment of...

Laois Abroad: Teacher and pub owner in South Korea on how Coronavirus has changed...

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 has well and truly spread across the globe now. After originally breaking out in China, in Wuhan to be exact, it...

Laois Abroad: From Melbourne to rural Rochester – hurls, snakes and a long way...

The day before Julie Anne Miller left for Australia in mid January, Leo Varadkar called the General Election. It seems like a life time ago...

Laois Abroad: The Mountmellick man in lockdown in Spain

As the Coronavirus spreads across the globe and brings everything almost to a halt, we’re keen to hear from Laois people dotted around the...

Laois Abroad: The Ballickmoyler girl feeling a long way from home

As the Coronavirus spreads across the globe and brings everything almost to a halt, we're keen to hear from Laois people dotted around the...

Laois Abroad: From Abbeyleix to Toronto and possibly further travels ahead

Meet Pippa Anderson from Abbeyleix - the latest subject of our Laois Abroad series. Pippa moved to Toronto last year and is loving life in...

Laois Abroad: We’re looking to hear from Laois people living over seas

Popular regular feature on the LaoisToday site since its beginning is the Laois Abroad series. Here at LaoisToday we talk to Laois natives who have...

Laois Abroad: From Raheen to San Francisco – the career break that became permanent

Meet Maura Shiel. Maura moved to San Francisco nearly 28 years ago and has spent the majority of her life stateside. We asked Maura about...

Laois Abroad: From The Rock to working with Arsenal and as Formula 1 physio...

Patrick Harding is from The Rock but is currently living the high life in London. Patrick has a very impressive CV from being a physio...

Laois Abroad: From Killenard to Indianapolis via New York City

Paul Flynn from Killenard has been living in Indianapolis, the capital city of Indiana, in the USA for the last eight years, having lived...

Laois Abroad: From Portlaoise to the bright lights of Toronto

Meet Lisa Moylan! Lisa moved to Toronto over two years ago and has been enjoying the Canadian lifestyle so far. The Portlaoise woman spoke to us...
Zach Tuohy celebrates after his first Geelong game

Laois AFL star Tuohy and partner Price share first pictures of new baby boy

Laois AFL star Zach Tuohy and his partner Rebecca Price have both shared adorable pictures after the birth of the latest member of the...

Laois woman ‘dares to say yes’ on her travels to Panama for World Youth...

One Laois woman embarked on what she describes as being, ' an experience of a lifetime' when she travelled to Panama for World Youth...

Laois Abroad: From the green fields of Killenard to Bondi Beach

Twenty five year old Martin O'Reilly swapped the green fields of Killenard for green fields from further afield almost two years ago and hasn't...

2018 Remembered: Laois Abroad: The Abbeyleix woman living in Gran Canaria for the last...

We've had Laois Abroad interviews from all over the world - from Abu Dhabi to South America.  In March of this year, we caught up...

Laois Abroad: Meet the Graiguecullen man living in Canada for 29 years

Bob Wynne moved to Canada a little under 30 years ago and has enjoyed life in Ontario ever since. The Graiguecullen man spoke to us...

Laois Abroad: The Mountrath woman who is now a top lawyer in Washington DC

Roisin Comerford is certainly the definition of a small town girl doing well in the big city. Roisin's mother Ann Martyn owns Centra in Mountrath...

Laois Abroad: From running the roads of Ballyfin to the tracks of Kenya

Ballyfin man Ciaran Fitzpatrick moved to Kenya in 2011 to pursue his running career. However his path changed when he was offered a coaching job...

Laois Abroad: From Ballybrittas to high-ranking political advisor in the EU

Julie Connell has fulfilled a lifetime of travels and has met famous figures from all over the globe in her job as a Director...

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...

Retired Laois couple who moved to South Africa are loving their new life

A little over a year ago retired Portlaoise couple Jim and Esther McCormack bade farewell to the lives they knew in Ireland. They sold their...

Laois Abroad: The Abbeyleix woman living in Gran Canaria for the last 30 years

We've had Laois people from all over the world take part in our Laois Abroad series and this week we chat to Noreen Dunne...

One Laois student on her three encounters with a famous band abroad

Portlaoise native Aedín Dunne was lucky enough to meet one of her favourite bands not once, or twice, but three times while they were...

Laois Abroad: This young Laois woman living the American Dream

Áine Hennessy first visited America on a one year graudate visa in 2015 and fell in love with the place ever since. We spoke to...

Laois Abroad: A Mountrath man climbing the property ladder in Berlin

Business runs in Billy Telford's family. The renowned family business, Telford's, has been existence since 1885 and still operates in Mountrath and Portlaoise. Billy has...

Laois Abroad: From Killenard to Perth via Paris and Utrecht

Our Laois Abroad series has allowed us reach out to Laois people all over the world and this week we caught up with Dan...

Laois Abroad: Canada calls for young Laois couple

Bea Morrin and Gary Ryan moved from Laois to Canada in 2016 and have set up their own successful careers across the Atlantic. Stradbally native...

Laois Abroad: Australia Day celebrated by young Laois couple Down Under

Trumera woman Donna Hosey and her partner Gary Brophy moved to Australia in 2012 and haven't looked back since. After orginally moving Australia to work,...