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Moment In Time: Lords and ladies turn out in style for 18th Century Durrow...

Back in 2008 the people of Durrow transported themselves back to the 18th century. The event was one of a few held to celebrate the...

Moment in Time: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 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: Heart of Laois 10k run in Abbeyleix in 2012

Ten years. How time really flies. At the end of May in 2012, the Ballyroan and Abbeyleix Athletic Club hosted a 10K 'Heart of Laois'...

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: 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 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: Some great pictures from Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance in 2011

Some great photos here! Rathdowney-Errill held their dinner dance in March 2011 in The Templemore Arms Hotel and what a night it was. They celebrated Laois...

Moment in Time: Scoil Chriost Ri awards in 2001

The school year is coming to an end - which generally means exams, awards and graduations. And it's been like that forever. Before teenage students...
Clonaghadoo NS 2007

Moment in Time: When Cowen came to Clonaghadoo in 2007

There's nothing like an official school opening to get the dignitaries out in force. And that was certainly the case in Clonaghadoo in September 2007...

Moment in Time: Glenda Gilson among the models at glamorous 2006 Fashion Show in...

Glenda Gilson modelling at a Fashion Show in a car showroom in Portlaoise is something you wouldn't envisage. But in 2006, Glenda was close to...

Moment in Time: A Thorny Rose in Mountmellick in 2004

Various different ideas have come to the fore over the years - and in 2004 an event in Mountmellick certainly promised a good night...
Barrowhouse school 2000

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: 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...
14-02-2021 Portlaoise Rugby Club Dinner Dance 2000 7

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 - but thankfully that...
Rosenallis NS 2000

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: 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...

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...
Knock NS 2009

Moment in Time: Knocking on the door of Knock NS in 2009

For our latest Moment in Time we took a trip down memory lane to 2009 and a visit to Knock NS. There has always been...
CJ Sheeran's win 2012 Inter Firms

Moment in Time: CJ Sheeran Ltd win 2012 All Ireland Inter Firms hurling final

The All Ireland Inter Firms competition is one of the GAA competitions that flies under the radar somewhat but various Laois teams over the...

Moment in Time: Great photos from Abbeyleix nativity play in 2011

Nativity plays were once a staple of the Christmas season in schools all over the country. We're in not in normal times now, however, and...
2012 Portlaoise Musical Society 2

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Musical Society Singin’ in the Rain in 2012

The Portlaoise Musical Society have always gone way above and beyond in terms of their production values - and they've been duly honoured at...
St Joseph's Lip Sync 2016

Moment in Time: St Joseph’s Lip Sync in 2016 brings out the crowds

When the St Joseph's GAA club run a fundraiser, there is generally no stone left unturned. Over the years they have had some memorable events...

Moment in Time: Classic Halloween photos from Portarlington in 2007

There's nothing like Halloween to tells us that Autumn is giving way to Winter. Fireworks, bangers and all sorts of great fancy dress costumes. We've come...

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...
Brigidine Mountrath

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from the Brigidine Mountrath musical in 2006

One of the annual staples of Mountrath life for many years was the wonderful musical put on by the girls in the Brigidine secondary...
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...