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Prolific Laois poet launches new lockdown collection ‘Ireland Calling’

What do poets do in the lockdown? Write poetry of course, or that’s what renowned Ballyfin poet, Dr Arthur Broomfield has been doing. His latest...

Young Laois boy ‘excited’ ahead of Late Late Toy Show appearance

A young Laois boy is set to appear on this year's edition of the Late Late Toy Show. 7-year-old Eli McGlynn, who hails from Camross,...

LISTEN: R&B singer with Laois connections releases new single ahead of online gig

AIS is a singer-songwriter in her early 20’s from Dublin. She is half Ghanaian, half Irish, grew up in Blanchardstown but has strong Laois connections. She...

Portlaoise Musical Society to put on virtual performance in aid of mental health charity

Portlaoise Musical Society will present A Musical, a virtual concert featuring a host of society stars and special guests on Saturday November 28 at...

Laois farm and brewery set to feature on popular RTE TV show this evening

A Laois farm and brewery is set to feature on a popular RTE One TV Show this evening. The latest episode of Ear To The...

WATCH: Laois poet dedicates poem on Emo Court to mother

A Laois poet has penned a wonderful poem about one of Laois's most popular tourist attractions. 'The Statues of Emo Court' has been published by...

LISTEN: Local musician releases second single

Portlaoise singer/songwriter Chris Conroy released his second single - 'Sink or Swim' - last Friday. Off the back of the success of his first single...

LISTEN: Laois teenager with incredible voice launches first single

A Laois teenager with a quite simply incredible voice has released her first ever single. 17-year-old Béibhín O'Driscoll, Bayvinn, is a young singer from Timahoe who...

Laois man set to feature on popular RTE TV show this evening

A Laois man is set to feature on a popular RTE One TV Show this evening. Vicarstown native Conor Stapleton will appear on the latest...

Shortscreen shot in Slieve Blooms and written by Laois man features on RTE

A shortscreen which was shot in the Slieve Bloom Mountains and written by a Laois man has featured on RTE 2. 'Vegetable' premiered on Irish...

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Shortscreen shot in Slieve Blooms and written by Laois man features on RTE

A shortscreen which was shot in the Slieve Bloom Mountains and written by a Laois man has featured on RTE 2. 'Vegetable' premiered on Irish...

In Pictures: All smiles as Abbeyleix Climate Action Project launched

An ambitious new project which aims to engage the community of Abbeyleix with action for climate change was launched on Saturday October 10. Science Communicator...

Laois man set to feature in new three-part BBC TV series

A Laois man is set to star in a new three-part BBC TV series that is set to get underway on Monday October 26. BBC...

In Pictures: All smiles as Laois TY group take on the Bogathon

This looks like great craic! On Monday October 5, a group of TY students from Mountrath Community School headed for the bog. Not to foot turf...

Young Laois pianist uses Lockdown to celebrate 350th anniversary of famous composer

This year, 2020, marks not only the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven but also the 350th anniversary of the birth...

In Pictures: Glorious Castle Durrow hosts Laois PPN over-55s event

In the grounds of the stunning Castle Durrow, and guided by the head gardener Bart Howard, Laois Public Participation Network (PPN) hosted an 'Autumn...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix Bog walk and Bike Week in Ratheniska, Portlaoise and Durrow

As we all adjust to the new normal of living alongside Covid-19, there are many things we cannot do at the moment. Around now, photographers...

Crooked Compass: One Laois couple and their van conversion project

"Two eejits, one van." And just in case the inverted comas didn't alert you, those are not my words! That, in fact, is the tag...

Dunamaise delighted to open their doors and lift the curtains again

After months of having its doors closed and events cancelled, Dunamaise Arts Centre is delighted to be able to open the stage curtains for...

In Pictures: All the best photos as Culture Night a huge success in Laois

The annual Culture Night took place at venues around Laois on Friday September 18. A host of free events took place with punters adhering to...

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