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Friday, February 26, 2021

Laois town plans huge virtual celebration for St Patrick’s Day

The town of Mountmellick has been renowned for its St Patrick's Day celebrations over the years - and this year, their Boglands Festival is...
Betty O'Brien, Lorcan Fitzpatrick and Trudy Nealon

Coping With Covid – Laois artist explores how people are managing the pandemic

In 2020 when the pandemic first began, Laois artist Annie Holland set out to create a new body of work titled 'Coping with Covid'. The...
Emer Dunne Today Show

Laois singer set to appear on popular RTE TV show

A Laois singer is set to appear on a popular RTE One TV show this afternoon. Mountmellick native Emer Dunne will star on the Today...
Mountmellick Community School take on Jerusalema Dance

WATCH: Laois school teachers take on Jerusalema Dance Challenge

This is class! Mountmellick Community School's staff, along with some of their family members, have become the latest group to take on the Jerusalema Dance...

Laois band on Hawaii, Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Spain dreams plus social distance gigs

A Laois band who have performed in countries all over the world are dreaming of returning to these places once again. David Fitzpatrick, Jody Cahill...

WATCH: Laois residential facility take on Jerusalema Dance Challenge

This is absolutely brilliant! A Laois residential facility has taken on and successfully completed the Jerusalema Dance Challenge. Staff at St Brigid’s Hospital in Shaen got...
Michael Egan

Creator of Laois GAA TV signs children’s book deal with Gill Books

Michael Egan, the creator of Laois GAA TV has signed a four book deal with Gill Books for a series of GAA themed children’s...

Laois band wish to see ‘Irish-only’ concerts when music festivals resume

Laois band Cua say that they would like to see all the big Irish festivals employ only Irish bands whenever live entertainment is allowed...

Laois students set for RTE TV appearance for All-Ireland Junk Kouture Final

Almost a year ago, two Laois designs qualified for the All-Ireland Junk Kouture Final. ‘Canine 99’ and ‘Peace Unfolds’ - both Scoil Chriost Ri entrants...

Laois hotel set to feature on hit UK TV show

A Laois hotel is set to feature on a UK TV show this evening. Ballyfin House will be the focus of the latest episode of...

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Laois hotel set to feature on hit UK TV show

A Laois hotel is set to feature on a UK TV show this evening. Ballyfin House will be the focus of the latest episode of...

Is there anybody out there? Laois author seeking information on paranormal activity for new...

Are we alone? Is there life out there? These are questions that have plagued people for generations. And now a Laois author is looking for...

With a bouzouki and a didgeridoo, the Laois duo of Drops of Green are...

Brothers Lee and Robbie Campion, who are two fifths of popular band Drops of Green, say they are armed up with new instruments and...

Watch: Laois man’s ‘Lulu’s Variety Show’ a big hit as he outlines hopes for...

A Laois man's online comedy sketch has proved to be a big hit in recent weeks. 'Lulu's Variety Show' is a series of short clips...

New RTE TV show looking for renovators and DIY builders

A new RTE show focusing on renovation and brand new homes is looking for interested people to come forward. The people behind Build Your Own,...

Watch: Laois involvement in stunning production of hit song in Irish and Welsh

For many, this is the song that represents the first lockdown when we all took to our gardens and tried to replicate the dance...

Electric Picnic promoter ‘hugely optimistic’ festival will go ahead this year

The promoter of the Electric Picnic says he is 'hugely optimistic' that the festival will go ahead this year. For the first time since it...

No show this year as Portlaoise Panto ‘family’ hope for normality by 2022

Normally at this time of the year, various local pantomime groups around the country would be in the thick of their schedule of shows...

Moment in Time: Photos from the Laois Hunt Ball in 2001

Our photographs from Alf Harvey’s archives this week feature the annual Laois Hunt Ball from 2001. The event is one of most anticipated events on...

Laois brothers yearning for return to normal live gigs in 2021

The Finns from Rathdowney in Laois are yearning for the return of live music in 2021. Hugh and Ciaran, who perform together, have seen their...

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