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Moment in Time: Pat Critchley launches his book Hungry Hill in 2008

This week's Moment in Time is looking back to 2008, when Pat Critchley launched his book 'Hungry Hill' in the Maryborough function room in...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004

This week's Moment in Time will look back at the Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004. Glendowns was the worthy winner of Best Overall Estate...

Moment in Time: Halloween Howls in 2008

Nowhere puts on a festival like us here in Laois, and one of our first is proof of that. Halloween Howls celebrated ten years upstairs...

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 payed a visit to Scoil Bhríde Portlaoise, where Halloween festivities were in...

Moment in Time: You’re A Star Auditions rock the Dunamaise in 2004

This month everyone is talking about 'A Star is Born', but this week in 2004, it was all about You're A Star! For this week's...

Moment in Time: Black Tie event in Abbeyleix in 2004

There's nothing like photos from a Black Tie event. This week our Moment in Time feature looks back on a dinner in Abbeyleix on the...

Moment in Time: Durrow Green transformed into children’s wonderland in 2009

It's been nine years since Durrow's green was transformed into a children's wonderland by the Make Believers charity. They held a family fun day in...

Moment in Time: Hospice Coffee morning in 2004 in Monika Fashions

The annual Hospice coffee morning held every September is a huge fund-raising venture for a very worth cause. It taks place again this coming Thursday...

Moment in Time: Cracking photos from Mountmellick CS debs in 2005

Debs Season 2018 has been and gone and they provided us with a selection of great images from around the county. The photos are always...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from the first days at school in 2005

New bags, new pencil cases, new books, new lunch boxes and a whole new life. The first day at school is a big day in...

Moment in Time: Electric Picnic celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2013

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois 2013 saw the Electric Picnic celebrate ten magical years of music and memories at Stradbally Hall. It was...

Moment in Time: Graiguecullen Family Fun Day in 2010

From the middle of August the countdown to 'Back to School' is well and truly on. But it's still an important time to enjoy the...

Moment in Time: Leaving Cert results from around the county in 2001

It's that time of year again. Middle of August, Back to School signs everywhere and the evenings drawing in. As sure as night follows day,...

Moment in Time: Great images from Abbeyleix Fete in 2009

They know how to throw a party in Abbeyleix. And this was certainly evident from the brilliant Alf Harvey photos of the Abbeyleix Parish Fete...

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

It's a real Hardy Annual. They come from all over the country for the Stradbally Steam Rally, one of the many local and diverse...

Moment in Time: Some quality photos from the Durrow Scarecrow Festival in 2011

It's one of Laois's best festivals and it seems to be going from strength to strength every year. The Durrow Scarecrow Festival gets underway again...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise juveniles give soccer star a great send off ahead of...

This time 13 years ago a talented young Portlaoise sports man set off to Scotland to play with Glasgow Celtic. Paul Cahillane was an excellent...

Looking Back: Some brilliant photos from the Ossory Show in 2005

The Ossory Show is one of the most prestigious and long-running agircultural shows in the country and it takes place again this weekend in...

Moment in time: Lalor Clan rally in 2008

The Lalor name has a long and proud association with Laois and when the clan held its rally 10 years, ago photographer Alf Harvey...

Moment in Time: Launch of Portarlington French Festival in 2004

Our Moment in Time this week takes a look back to the launch of the Portarlington French Festival, when the town celebrated the 310th...

Moment in time: Launch of Durrow Howya Festival in 2010

Our photographic look back this week focuses on the launch of the Laois Howya Festival and the inaugural  Scarecrow Festival and perhaps as an...

Moment in Time: Stradbally Vintage Rally in 2009

Just like the weather at the moment, the Stradbally Vintage Rally June of 2009 was blessed with glorious sunshine. Photographer Alf Harvey captured these fantastic...

Moment in time: Woodenbridge Paddlers charity splash in 2008

The Woodenbridge Paddlers have been serial charity fundraisers, and this week our photographs by Alf Harvey look back to 2008. 10 years ago they were...

Moment in Time: Gordon Bennett rally in 2008

Our Moment in Time looks back to the Gordon Bennett Rally of 10 years ago. Photographer Alf Harvey captured the event, which was blessed with...

Moment in time: Rathdowney Mothers’ Union 50th anniversary in 2000

Our Moment in Time looks back at a special occasion when Rathdowney Mothers' Union celebrated its 50th anniversary. Photographer Alf Harvey was on hand to...

Moment in Time: Green flag raised in Stradbally school in 2008

It's a cliche, but your school days really are the best days of your life. You rarely look back at photos taken in primary schools...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from Ballylinan NS back in the year 2000

Whoever it was in the Laois Nationalist who decided to send photographer Alf Harvey around to the primary schools in the county for a...

Moment in Time: Ballylinan girl crowned Laois Rose in 2008

It's hard to believe but this time 10 years ago Ballylinan girl Stephanie Farrell was crowned Laois Rose. It was the fifth hosting of the...

Moment in Time: Castletown celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2004

There was a time there when the Castletown hurlers ruled the landscape of Laois hurling, their story of dominance during the late 90s and...

Moment in Time: Some quality images from the Community Games Project competitions in 2008

Ah Community Games, something that triggered that competitive streak in us all at the early ages of 7 and 8. It's an organisation that allows...
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