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Popular Portlaoise GP laid to rest

The death has occurred of highly-regarded Portlaoise GP Dr Hugh Maguire (85) on July 15. Requiem mass was celebrated on Monday in the Church of...

Vicarstown strides ahead with junior parkrun

Having set up the first parkrun in Laois in 2014, Vicarstown is now set to launch only the ninth junior parkrun in Ireland. Parkrun is...

Where the Laois Walks Festival is going this week

The Laois Walks Festival is now heading into its second full week. The first week of the Laois Walks Festival saw 584 walkers of all...

County Museum needed as a ‘matter of urgency’

A County Museum should be established in Laois as "a matter of urgency", according to Cllr Jerry Lodge. At the recent Portlaoise Municipal District Meeting...
The National Broadband plan has been delayed again

Broadband delay a further blow to rural areas, says Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley says that the delay in rolling out the National Broadband Plan means hundreds of thousands of people will wait years...

Your guide to this evening’s All Ireland hurling qualifier between Laois and Dublin

Laois and Dublin meet in Round 1 of the All Ireland SHC qualifiers this evening in Parnell Park at 7pm. It's Laois's sixth outing of...

Siun Lennon: Ranking my top five make up artists in Laois

Make-up and make-up artistry is a booming trend that has taken over Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and everything in between. Makeup looks which were once reserved...

Abbeyleix primary school raise over €1500 for charity

Abbeyleix South National School pupils raised a staggering €1586.76 at their the recent annual Sale of Work for charity. The money raised will go towards...

My Club and I: John Joe Connell (O’Dempsey’s)

After a bit of a lapse, our 'My Club and I' feature is back. This week we chat to long-serving O'Dempsey's player John Joe Connell,...

Meet the Laois man with the cool job behind-the-scenes with the Lions in New...

The first test between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand on Saturday morning will be one of the biggest global sporting events...
The Electric Picnic 2017 festival will take this September in Stradbally

Raft of new acts announced for Electric Picnic

In just over two months, Electric Picnic 2017 will take place in Stradbally and this latest act announcement has wet our appetite further. First up,...
Laois Red Cross aiming to break Guinness World Record

Camross World Record attempt to raise funds for Red Cross

Members of the Laois Red Cross are hoping to make a World Record next Saturday at an event in Camross. As part of the Red...
Muireann ni Chonaill ( Arts Officer, Laois Co. Council ), Clr. Tom Mulhall ( Cathaoirleach, Laois Co. Council) and Artist- John Keating , pictured with participants

In Pictures: Large turnout at Laois Arthouse exhibition

There was a big turnout at a recent Laois Arthouse exhibition. The main attraction was the exhibition of work from 'Painting, and Drawing in Light,...
Isabel Dwyer, pictured in a classroom in Scoil Chriost Ri last week.

Leaving Cert Diary: Past three days have been hell but end is in sight

It’s been just over a week since the exams began and they’re already starting to finish up. The past three days were a bit of...

Former Ireland rugby captain signed up to spearhead Laois Tourism strategy

Keith Wood’s consulting company has been signed up to develop a new five year strategy for Laois Tourism. Clare-based W2 Consulting have been appointed by...
Brendan Quigley was is getting ready for another season

Your guide to today’s Leinster SFC clash between Laois and Kildare

It's championship Sunday again. The Laois senior footballers play Kildare in O'Connor Park at 3pm in the Leinster quarter-final. It's a massive game for this...

Laois native announced as Green Week ambassador

Ballacolla native Seamus Hoyne has been named as an EU Green Week 2017 Ambassador - one of only three in the entire continent. Mr Hoyne, who...

Your guide to today’s Leinster championship clash between Laois and Longford

Brought to you in association with DS Sports The Leinster football championship gets underway this afternoon when Laois meet Longford at 3pm in O'Moore Park. Laois...
Ross Munnelly says Peter Creedon was harshly treated

Laois v Longford: Heading into a 15th championship season is Ross Munnelly our greatest...

Brought to you in association with DS Sports This Sunday, Ross Munnelly will embark upon his 15th season of inter-county football for Laois. The Arles-Kilcruise forward...

Bear in the Square: Our guide to the All Ireland hurling championship

The hurling championship has been up and running for the last month for the lesser lights in the Leinster championship (and the guests from...

Young Laois kickboxer aims for glory after double All-Ireland

A Laois girl was a double All-Ireland winner at the recent All-Ireland Kick Boxing Championships and is now preparing to represent Ireland at the...

Mountmellick company a finalist in National Enterprise Awards

Infrastruct AMS Ltd from Mountmellick has been officially announced by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. as a...
Transmitter rocked Portlaoise Educate Together NS

Transmitter blow the roof off Portlaoise Educate Together NS

School was out for the pupils and staff at Portlaoise Educate together last Friday. Popular band Transmitter blasted out chart favourites from the likes of...

Bear in the Square: Our betting preview of the All Ireland football championship

The All Ireland senior football championship got underway in New York last weekend when Sligo did enough to get the better of their hosts. But...

In Pictures: Estimated crowd of 2,000 take part in Mountmellick Darkness into Light

There was a mighty crowd at the Mountmellick Darkness into Light run/walk this morning. John Flavin, one of the main men behind the event, said...

More top columnists added to the LaoisToday team

LaoisToday.ie is delighted to announce a range of new columnists to our team of writers. Six new contributors have been added and their regular contributions...

‘Lovely and fair’ – we profile all the Laois Rose winners since 2004

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer and Soho late venue This Sunday night sees the 15th hosting of the Laois Rose selection...
Alan Hartnett has been appointed as a Digital Media Journalist with LaoisToday

First appointment at LaoisToday.ie

Alan Hartnett has been appointed as a Digital Media Journalist with LaoisToday.ie. A native of Stradbally, and oldest son of Dominic and Assumpta Hartnett, Alan...

Pike-of-Rushall man hoping to lead Limerick club back to top tier of Irish club...

This Saturday a Laois man will lead a Limerick rugby club into their biggest game of the season - a winner-takes-all promotion-relegation playoff against...

Ladybelle Boutique has moved to an impressive new premises in Abbeyleix

Ladybelle Boutique - Main Street, Abbeyleix. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5.30pm.  After almost five years in business, Ladybelle Boutique in Abbeyleix has moved to...