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Durrow 2011 High Nelly

Moment in Time: Durrow’s High Nelly World Record effort in 2011

When they do things in Durrow, they tend to do them in style. There's no better community in Laois for organising quirky, large scale events...
Timahoe Round Tower Festival 2003

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: 1969 Beetle and fog in the Slieve Blooms as Laois Vintage...

Treacy's of The Heath has long been a welcome home for a variety of vintage car and tractor enthusiasts. Between the Laois Vintage Rally and...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from the Stradbally Steam Rally in 2006

For the second year in a row this year the Stradbally Steam Rally was unable to go ahead. A hugely popular event and one that...
Camross 2005

Moment in Time: Camross Fashion Show in 2005

Camross was the venue on May 11, 2005, for what was described as a fantastic night of fashion and fun, when a gala fashion...
Timahoe Round Tower Festival 2006

Moment in Time: Timahoe Round Tower Festival in 2006 another big hit

The sooner the better this pandemic is over and communities all across the country can return to doing what they do best. Not since the...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from the Ossory Show in 2006

The Ossory Show is one of Ireland's most established agricultural shows and while the pandemic has halted its longevity, it will no doubt return...

Moment in Time: All smiles at Laois County Council Summer Camps in 2006

Time waits for no man is an old saying that we all find ourselves nodding in agreement anytime it's mentioned. 2006 is 15 years ago....
Timahoe Round Tower

Moment in Time: Timahoe schoolchildren unveil sculpture at Round Tower in 2005

Timahoe is a very proud rural community and at the very centre of that is the famous Round Tower in the village, home of...
Larry Kavanagh, Laois County Council Mayor 2005

Moment in Time: Larry Kavanagh elected Mayor of Laois County Council in 2005

The position of the head of Laois County Council has had different names over the years - mayor, cathaoirleach, chairman. In Laois it has been...
Scoil Bhride Mountrath 2007

Moment in Time: Great photos from Mountrath Green Flag presentation in 2007

You can always trust Alf Harvey's brilliant archives to deliver. This week we take a trip down memory lane to 2007 when he visited Scoil...
A selection of photos from Castlecuffe NS in 2006

Moment in Time: Cowen does the honours on a momentous day in Castlecuffe in...

There are some days in a local community that are a big deal and the last Monday in June 2006 was certainly that for...

Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from St Abban’s book launch in 2006

St Abban's are a club that probably don't get the widespread recognition for their incredible achievements over the years. As is often the case with...
Portlaoise Panto 2009

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Panto ‘Cinderella’ sells out in 2009

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on Portlaoise Panto Group's production of 'Cinderella' in the Dunamaise Theatre. The show marked the group's...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from the 2006 Laois Fleadh

Flutes and fiddles everywhere! The great Christy Moore song Lisdoonvarna captures the magic of traditional Irish music and there's a reason it's so loved not just here...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from Killeshin NS in 2009

Who doesn't love a good photographic Moment in Time? Most people are probably experiencing the fear of seeing old photographs of themselves in their most...
Arles NS 2000

Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from Arles NS way back in the year...

Way back in the year 2000, photographer Alf Harvey visited almost every primary school in the county for regular feature for one of the...
Laois Hunt 2000

Moment in Time: Some quality photos from a Point to Point in Stradbally Hall...

At some stage now in the not-too-distant future we'll all be able to go to an event some day and enjoy it for what...
2005 Abbeyleix Fashion Show

Moment in Time: All the style at 2005 Abbeyleix Fashion Show

This week in our hugely popular Moment in Time series, we go back to 2005 and a fashion show in Abbeyleix. Organised by the town's...

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

Look at these little faces from 20 years ago! There's just something nostalgic about looking at images from the past. They allow you to remember that...

Moment in Time: School days in The Heath NS in 2000

Talk and memories of school days always bring out the nostalgic side in all of us. And the photographic series that Alf Harvey carried out...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from Rosenallis NS in 2000

In the early years of the 2000s, the editorial team in the Laois Nationalist came up with the idea of sending photographer Alf Harvey around to...

Moment in Time: The Heath GAA celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2010

You might have to go all the way back to 1993 for the last time The Heath's senior footballers won a county final but...

Moment in Time: Great colour and atmosphere from Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade in...

The St Patrick's Day committee in Portlaoise always pull out all the stops and it was no different back in 2008. What didn't they have?!...

Moment in Time: Shanahoe GAA celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2000

In September 1999 the Shanahoe hurlers won the Laois junior hurling championship with a comprehensive win over Ballypickas in the county final. It was a...

Moment in Time: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves the big hit in 2011...

There's nothing like a good pantomime to bring the best of out a community. Costumes, stages, lights and sound are just some of the things...

Moment in Time: Mountrath GAA awards night in 2009

When will we get nights like these again? Our dive into Alf Harvey's archives this week brings back to February 2009 and a Mountrath GAA...
Rathdowney-Errill

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...