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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...
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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...