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Monday, August 8, 2022
Up for the Match

In Pictures: Laois girls centre stage on RTE’s Up for the Match programme

Three Laois girls had the time of their lives on Saturday as they danced live on RTE on the Up for the Match programme...
Forest Fest Food Main

Stage times revealed for Forest Fest in Emo next weekend

The stage times have just been announced for Forest Fest, a new three-day music festival in Emo next weekend, July 22-24. With over 50 acts...
Forest Fest Site & Map

Forest Fest site map sets out what’s in store for Emo village event

The Forest Fest site map has landed.  The detailed map sets out what’s in store for the thousands of music fans and families who are...
Superhuman

Screening of the inaugural Laois Short Film Bursary winning film set to take place...

The 2021 Laois Short Film Bursary was awarded to Swandive Productions for their short film Superhuman and a screening will take place on Friday. The...

Three centuries worth of Laois life presented through the lens of one family

A captivating chronicle of Laois life from 1700-2000 will be launched on July 9 at 7.30pm in Scully’s pub in Ballyroan. Three centuries of Laois...
Ken Wardrop Christmas

Cast sought for a Portarlington award-winning filmmaker recruiting for Irish Christmas Documentary 

A new documentary about the ins and outs of an Irish Christmas is currently recruiting it's cast. Anne-Marie Fitzgerald, the documentaries’ Casting Researcher is on...
Old Fort Festival Day 2-3

In Pictures: Fun for all the family at Old Fort Festival in Portlaoise

The Old Fort Festival continues all weekend in Portlaoise with entertainment for all ages in the town centre. The town's main street was closed off...

In Pictures: A selection of wonderful images as the Whistlin’ Donkeys get the Old...

The Old Fort Festival in Portlaoise began with a bang on Thursday evening with a raucous gig put on by Tyrone band the Whistlin...

In Pictures: The craic is mighty as Laois Le Cheile 2022 a resounding success

There was great craic at the weekend as the Laois Le Cheile - Laois Together 2022 - took place. The event took place on the...

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In Pictures: The craic is mighty as Laois Le Cheile 2022 a resounding success

There was great craic at the weekend as the Laois Le Cheile - Laois Together 2022 - took place. The event took place on the...
BARDO Aisling Conroy and maps and plans

Animated short film with huge Laois involvement features at Tribeca Film Festival in New...

A debut film with huge Laois involvement was shown recently at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York. BARDO, created in the and maps and plans...

In Pictures: Final ‘re-centring’ event of 2022 takes Portlaoise by storm

Dunamaise Arts Centre presented the finale of re:CENTRING Laois on Sunday May 29 in Portlaoise. Taking place between 2pm and 5pm, Fitzmaurice Place was transformed...

In Pictures: Local band Goitse launch new album at Dunamaise Arts Centre

The Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise last Sunday was the setting for the launch of ‘Rosc’, the 6th studio album by local band Goitse,...
Goitse

Local trad band Goitse set to officially launch their latest studio album

This Sunday sees the launch of ‘Rosc’, the 6th studio album by Goitse, supported by Sásta, in the Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise.  "It has been...
Re-Centring Portlaoise Main

Final ‘re-centring’ event of 2022 set to take place in Portlaoise this weekend

Dunamaise Arts Centre will present the finale of re:CENTRING Laois on Sunday May 29 in Portlaoise. Taking place between 2pm and 5pm, Fitzmaurice Place will...
The Outcast Crew

Local band The Outcast Crew release new video

Laois trad-punk band The Outcast Crew have unleashed a new video for their new single 'Bound for Hell'. The Outcast Crew is comprised of Brian...
Laois Hunt Point to Point

With good weather forecast, the Laois Point to Point in Stradbally this Sunday promises...

How about a trip to the races in Stradbally next Sunday? Laois Foxhounds hold their second spring Point-to-Point this Sunday, May 15, on the grounds...
Ireland's Fittest Family

Laois families sought as applications open for Ireland’s Fittest Family 2022

Laois families have a great track record on the hugely popular Ireland’s Fittest Family TV programme – and we are being sought once again. The...
Laois Rose Sarah Bergin

Laois Rose not to be held until 2023 as new format in place

Like everything the Rose of Tralee event had to be postponed for two years running because of the Coronavirus. And though it is returning to...

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