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Moment in Time: Rathdowney panto group celebrate 25 years with successful show in 2011

Rathdowney panto group celebrated 25 years with one of their most successful shows in early April 2011. With 140 cast members, 'Pack Up Your Troubles'...

Moment in Time: Laois musicians shine at music showcase in 2010

Some very talented Laois musicians took to the stage of Portlaoise early April 2010 as part of the Laois Music Showcase. Crowds flocked to see...

Moment in Time: The official opening of Mountrath CS in 2010

After many years of planning and building and weeks of preparation the day finally arrived for Mountrath Community School to celebrate it's official opening...

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: Prizes galore at National Handwriting Awards 2009

The National Handwriting Awards took place in 2009 in it's 17th year at the Teachers Centre in Portlaoise. The competition was open to all national...

Moment In Time: Great photos from the 2010 Graiguecullen and Killeshin St Patrick’s Day...

Today we look back at the 2010 Graiguecullen and Killeshin parades. People lined the streets as the Graiguecullen parade made it's way from the town...

Moment In Time: Great Pictures and serious craic at Durrow St Patrick’s Day parade...

We’ve once again dug deep into Alf Harvey’s archives to unearth some absolute classic pictures of Durrows St Patrick's Day parade in 2010. Great imagination...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from the Mountrath St Patrick’s Day Parade in...

The outbreak of Coronavirus across the world has meant the widespread cancellation of almost all public gatherings. But it’s still St Patrick’s Day this week...

Moment in Time: Some quality photos from the Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day Parade in...

We'll miss the St Patrick's Day parades this year. The outbreak of Coronavirus across the world has meant the widespread cancellation of almost all public...

Moment in Time: Shanahoe ladies footballers presentation in 2003

In the late 2000s, the Shanahoe Ladies Football club were going places. At underage level they were winning all round them and those young players...

Moment in Time: Roll ‘n Bowl Pub League finals in 2004

This seemed like mighty craic! The semi finals and final of the Laois Pub Bowling Tournament took place on March 10, 2004 in Roll 'n...

Moment In Time: Heywood CS victorious at student Enterprise Awards 2009

Laois County Enterprise Board held the annual Student Enterprise Awards in the Kyle Centre Portlaoise on March 5 2009. Secondary school students competed to represent...

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

Twelve years ago 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: Throwback to Mountmellick GAA Dinner Dance in 2003

It is the season of Dinner Dances and we decided to take a look back to the Mountmellick GAA dinner dance this time 17...

Moment In Time: Heywood CS Musical a huge success in 2015

Five years ago Heywood Community School's transition year students put on the show of their lives when they staged their musical 'Joseph and his...

In Pictures: A selection of classic images from the Laois-Offaly 2011 General Election count

There's something so classicly timeless about election count photos. And even though it's only nine years ago, the photos from the 2011 Laois-Offaly General Election...

Moment In Time: Both crowds and blood drawn at the 2012 GAA Fight Night

A GAA fight night was hosted in the then Heritage Hotel, now Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on January 21 2012. Laois senior footballers and hurlers...

Moment In Time: Raheen Pantomime a huge success in 2010

A great tradition in the parish of Raheen is the yearly pantomime that is performed. The Raheen Pantomime has been a huge success over the...

Moment in Time: Great photos from Ballylinan NS play in 2011

There's a great tradition of dramatic productions in the Ballylinan area, one that goes back a long number of years in the wider community. Their...

Moment in Time: Huge turnout for Moss Keane book launch in 2005

Who didn't love Moss Keane? The legendary Kerryman was capped over 50 times for the Irish rugby team but after moving from Kerry to Dublin,...

Moment in Time: Graiguecullen juvenile awards in 2004

How time flies. This week's Moment in Time brings us back to this time 15 years ago when the Graiguecullen GAA club held an awards...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Musical Society put on Pirates of Penzance in 2009

Where do the years go at all? The Portlaoise Musical Society begin their latest season tonight in the Dunamaise Arts Centre when they put on...

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: 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: Comical photos from St Joseph’s ‘Rose’ competition in 2008

Alf Harvey provides us with some comedy gold this week as we take a look back on St Joseph's GAA Club "Rose" competition fundraiser. The...

Moment in Time: Clonenagh National School in Mountrath enjoy double celebration in 2008

The staff, parents and past and present students of Clonenagh National School in Mountrath had double reason to celebrate in October 2008. Noth only did...

Moment in Time: First day at school in September 2004

The Back to School photos never fail to disappoint. And Alf Harvey's archives have once again thrown up some absolute gems. We dipped into his September...

Moment in Time: 2008 Junior Cert Results Party

Yesterday we had a look at 2009's Junior Cert Results in Heywood and today, we dug a little deeper into the celebrations of 2008's...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from 2009 Junior Cert results day in Heywood

It's that time of year again - the Junior Cert results! Like every year, there is always a good photographer on hand to showcase the...

Moment In Time: National Ploughing Championships launch in 2011

For this week's Moment In Time we look back on the launch of the National Ploughing Championships in September 2011. The Minister for Agriculture at...
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