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Moment in Time: Rathdowney-Errill celebrate in style at Dinner Dance in 2009

In 2008 Rathdowney-Errill won the Laois SHC title for the second time in three years. Given that the club had only been formed in 2005...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Rugby Club Dinner Dance in 2000

It seems a long time since any of us have been able to dress up and go to an event. So these photos from a...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from Laois primary schools art event in 2005

Students from a number of primary schools around Laois were front and centre in the Dunamaise Arts Centre at an event organised by Laois...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from The Rock NS from 20 years ago

Just over 20 years ago, Liam Ahearne took over as principal of The Rock NS between Mountmellick and Emo. Then a two-teacher school, it has...

Moment in Time: Raheen panto goes down a treat in 2001

Generally at this time of the year, there would be a busy schedule of pantomimes and musicals held around the county by various groups. This...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from Killeen NS in 2001

School days are the best days of our lives, we are constantly told. And when you look back at photos from various Laois schools from...

Moment in Time: 20 years on from the final curtain call for the old...

It's amazing what you can find in Alf Harvey's wonderful archives. And the latest trip down memory lane brings us back to this time 20...

Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from the 2005 Laois GAA awards

Whatever about there being Laois GAA awards for the 2020 season, it's unlikely there will be an awards night. It has become a staple of...

Moment in Time: Huge crowds in attendance at switching on of Portlaoise Christmas lights...

Some of the great occasions in Portlaoise over the years have been when big events have taken over the town's main street. In recent years...

Moment in Time: Some quality photos from Durrow’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2015

When the Durrow and Cullohill communities come together to put on a show, they generally do so in some style. And so it was in...

Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from the Graiguecullen GAA Dinner Dance in 2010

The Graiguecullen GAA club may be starved of success at senior level but the club always have plenty to shout about with the seniors...

Moment in Time: Des Bishop visits Portlaoise in 2004

There was a time when Des Bishop was probably Ireland's most popular comedian. Using his American perspective on Irish life, he starred in a couple...

Moment in Time: Halloween fun and games in Scoil Bhríde Portlaoise in 2008

This week's Moment in Time has brought us back to 2008. Alf Harvey paid a visit to Scoil Bhríde Portlaoise, where Halloween festivities were in...

Moment in Time: Clough-Ballacolla GAA celebrate at their Dinner Dance in 2010

Whatever it is, people love looking back on old photos. This week, for our Moment in Time, we head to Clough-Ballacolla direction as we look...

Moment in Time: Leaving Cert results day and celebrations in 2004

Another one of the things we'll miss this year is Leaving Cert results day. No students hanging around the school nervously awaiting their results. No...

Moment in Time: Laois Vintners Dinner Dance in 2005

There's something classicly timeless about black tie when it comes to photographs. Our regular trips down memory lane with our Moment in Time in series...

Moment in Time: Durrow says ‘Howya’ with their 2009 festival

All this week, Durrow should have been alive with their latest Scarecrow Festival. Alas, it wasn't to be. For the week that's in it though, we...

Moment In Time: Ed Sheeran and The Killers perform at Electric Picnic in 2012

Ah, the Electric Picnic moment in times - like a local Reeling in the Years. Electric Picnic 2012 marked the festival's eighth year on the...

Moment in Time: Brilliant photos from the Stradbally Steam Rally in 2001

It's a real Hardy Annual. Or at least it used to be until a global pandemic came along. The Stradbally Steam Rally should have been...

Moment in Time: St Aengus host last awards night before the school is demolished

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on May 28, 2009, when St Aengus Post Primary School in Mountrath held their last...

Moment in Time: A day in school in Barrowhouse in 2000

You cannot beat old pictures - and we are going way back here. Photographer Alf Harvey’s trip around the Laois primary schools back in the...

Moment in Time: Great memories from 2003 Cumann na mBunscol finals

The 2003 Cumann na mBunscol football finals threw up its usual share of thrilling action and future stars. Killenard continued their proud record by beating...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from the 2004 St Fergal’s Debs in Rathdowney

Our Moment in Time pictures get huge attention from Laois viewers - and no Moment in Time goes down better than old Debs pictures. The...

Moment in Time: The Timahoe Round Tower Festival in 2003

Alf Harvey's archives never fail to throw up some absolute classics. This week we take a trip back to 2003 and Timahoe's Round Tower Festival. And...

Moment in Time: Ballylinan NS production of Robin Hood in 2009

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back to Ballylinan NS's production of Robin Hood in 2009. It took place in St Anne's Hall,...

Moment in Time: Cuisle Centre honours the great Mary Ramsbottom in 2008

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on a party in the Cuisle Centre in 2008 to honour the late Mary Ramsbottom. Mary...

Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol football action from 2014

With no current GAA to report on over the past couple of months we have continued to dig deep into the archives. And our regular...

Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol hurling memories from 2008

The Cumann na mBunscol hurling finals of 2008 threw up their usual share of thrills and spills with an action packed couple of days...

Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol football memories from 2011

This week's Cumann na mBunscol memories piece looks back on the action from the football finals in 2011. As always the football competitions were played...

Moment in Time: Stradbally gets its first ATM in 2003

You can't beat a bit of a shindig, a bit of razzamatazz. In 2003 Simpson's Gala shop in Stradbally was celebrating five years in business. That...