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Laois man scoops big job with British and Irish Lions ahead of 2021 Tour

The British & Irish Lions have announced two key appointments to its executive team - and a Laois man is one of them. Shane Whelan...

From Rathdowney to PayPal and on – the incredible story of Louise Phelan

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in May 2019 It’s a Friday evening in Glebe House, the Phelan family home at Donaghmore just outside Rathdowney...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Tuesday, May 12, 2020

24 more Coronavirus deaths 1,488 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 24 from yesterday. While there has been a total...

Largest monthly rental price decrease in 11 years as Coronavirus hits market

Nationally rents fell by 2.1% on average in April, compared to March, according to the latest Rental Report by Daft.ie, reflecting the economic fallout...

Moment in Time: Laois ICA Fashion Show wows the crowds in 2005

These ladies certainly knew how to put on a good show. The Laois Federation ICA modeled a Spring collection in April 2005, much to the...

Moment in Time: Dunamaise Arts Centre celebrates 10 years in 2009

The Dunamaise Arts Centre kick started its 10th anniversary celebrations during the May Bank holiday weekend in 2009. There was free spectacular festivities featuring a...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - Dan, Niall, Aisling and Bobby Donoher make heartwarming appearance on RTE News Mam Aisling and Dad Niall opened up on what it was...

Sporting Memories: Willie Hyland on his Laois career, championship success with Clough-Ballacolla and what...

This week's Sporting Memories interview is with former Laois hurler Willie Hyland from Clough-Ballacolla. Second only to James Young as Laois's highest scorer ever, Hyland...

Laois Football Memory: Looking back on five great wins over Meath

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday ahead of the 2019 Leinster SFC semi-final between Laois and Meath in Croke Park, a game Meath won...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Friday, April 17, 2020

Six more confirmed cases in Laois The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Laois from the latest Department of Health figures is 139. These figures...

Moment in Time: Brilliant pictures from Laois Rose 2010

Sixteen of Laois's most talented ladies took to the stage on April 8 2010 to become the Laois Rose for 2010. But only one could...

Feargus Dunne: ‘It’s true what they say. Those small moments are the big moments.’

“Any interest in heading up to Newry for the Laois game tomorrow”? My question appeared to catch my Dad by surprise on this April Saturday...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Laois Garda reminds businesses of their responsibility on social distancing as image of queue outside takeaway emerges A Laois Garda has reminded businesses and people...

Rathdowney-Errill predicted to win Laois senior hurling championship on Instagram polls

Whether the 2020 Laois senior hurling championship will ever take place is anyone's guess. And in the absence of games, we asked our Instagram following...

Former Laois footballer and son set to dye hair in aid of ‘Do It...

A former Laois footballer and his eldest son have launched their own fundraiser in aid of little Dan Donoher. Billy Sheehan, who soldiered in the...

Remember the Game: Sarsfields win first Laois ladies football senior title in 2008

Sarsfields 1-10 Timahoe 0-6 2008 Laois Ladies SFC Final The ladies footballers from Sarsfields may be the dominant force in Laois now - but a little...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College students embracing new learning challenge

Like all schools and colleges in the country, Portlaoise College is having to embrace a new and innovative way of learning. Schools across the country...

Women in Sport: All-Ireland winner and four-time All-Star – Laois football great Tracey Lawlor

As part of our Women in Sport interview series, this piece originally featured on LaoisToday in March 2019.  An All-Ireland winner, four All-Star awards, four...

Women in Sport: From Portlaoise to the Seoul Olympics – it’s Anne Keenan-Buckley

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in April 2019. No shining medals adorn the walls of Olympian Anne Keenan-Buckey's house. No magnificent plaques or rosettes stream...

Here’s your guide to the Laois U-20 footballers Leinster final clash with Dublin

Brought to you in association with the Anvil Inn We’re back in Netwatch Cullen Park tonight as the Laois U-20 footballers take on Dublin in...

Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre Open Day on Tuesday, March 3

Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre are holding an Open Day on Tuesday, March 3, from 10am to 12:30pm and 4-6pm. Find out what Higher Education,...

In Pictures: Three Tenors impress in front of huge Laois crowd

The hugely popular Three Tenors performed a concert in St Fintan’s Church in Mountrath on Friday, February 21 in front of an audience of...

Six Talking Points as Laois footballers beat Clare

The Laois footballers were forced to endure a nervous finish in Ennis this afternoon but they won't mind too much as they held on...

Laois Abroad: From Killenard to Indianapolis via New York City

Paul Flynn from Killenard has been living in Indianapolis, the capital city of Indiana, in the USA for the last eight years, having lived...

REVEALED: Our choice of the top 20 TikTok-ers in Laois

TikTok isn't exactly new but it is certainly the latest craze to sweep the internet. For the non-initiated amongst us (and that included most of...

WATCH: Laois school set to compete in final of prestigious choir competition

St. Fergal's College has reached the final in the Walton's Music For Schools Competition. The Rathdowney secondary school's choir is one of six finalists in...

Your guide to the game as Laois hurlers take on Clare

The Laois senior hurlers continue their Allianz League Division 1 campaign this afternoon when they make the trip to Ennis to take on Clare. Laois...

Cahir Healy on multiple knee injuries, weekly schedule and his love of Laois

"I'd be letting down the ten-year-old if I quit now" - that's how Cahir Healy views his decision to return to inter-county football at...

The Three Tenors in concert in Mountrath – all the songs you love in...

The hugely popular Three Tenors will perform a concert in St Fintan's Church in Mountrath on Friday, February 21, and with tickets now available...

In Pictures: Portarlington swimmer Shane Ryan honoured with Civic Reception

Portarlington swimmer Shane Ryan was honoured with a Civic Reception by Laois County Council recently. Ryan enjoyed a remarkable end to 2019 as he competed...