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2014 Election Memories: Carnage even before the off, FF and FG power sharing, a...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 28, 2019, ahead of the Local Elections. In the biggest blow to local government...

Leinster Final Memory: Rising Offaly get the better of Laois in 1981

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 17, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster football final Laois ended a 13-year wait for a Leinster...

Leinster Final Memory: Heartbreak for Laois in 2005 as late Dublin point denies Micko’s...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 22, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster final.  Back in the mid 2000s, big games in Croke...

Moment In Time: Some great pictures from Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance in 2011

Some great photos here! Rathdowney-Errill held their dinner dance in March 2011 in The Templemore Arms Hotel and what a night it was. They celebrated Laois...

Remembering the Top 10 Hottest Red Heads in Laois in 2019!

The LaoisToday search for the county's Hottest Men has been a hugely popular feature on site over the past three years and though we...

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...

The 11 stages of every GAA club player’s life and career

A Star of the Future, a Young Lad or a Former Great? People dedicate their lives to their GAA team and the beauty of it...

Tom Mulhall: Remembering the glory days of the Montague Hotel

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in March 2018. A couple of weeks ago the LaoisToday team wrote a very humourous piece on Valentine's Day...

In Pictures: Trains, boats and planes at The Heath Golf Club Captain’s Drive In

Over the years the members of The Heath Golf Club have become accustomed to their captains arriving for their inaugural Drive-Ins by various means...

Looking back on three great Laois underage football wins over Dublin

Brought to you in association with the Anvil Inn The Laois U-20 footballers make the short trip to Netwatch Cullen Park on Friday night for...

Archbishop Martin to speak in local school for annual memorial lecture

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will deliver the third annual Fr Peter Garvey Memorial Lecture in Cistercian College Roscrea next Wednesday, March 4. The lecture takes place...

WATCH: Laois Transition Year students team up with nursing home for Buddy Project

This would warm your heart. For the last six weeks, a group of Transition Year students from St Mary's CBS Portlaoise have visited a nursing...

Star studded judging panel announced for Laois school’s Lip Sync fundraiser

St Colmans NS in Stradbally are hosting a Lip Sync battle as part of a series of fundraisers organised to develop the school’s pitch...

‘Songs For Charity’ concert set to be held in aid of the Cuisle Centre

DB Promotions presents 'Songs For Charity' concert in aid of of the Cuisle Centre, Portlaoise. The Charity concert will take place on Friday, March 13...

Seven Talking Points as Laois U-20s see off Westmeath on penalties

There was Monday night football in MW Hire O'Moore Park as the Laois U-20s took on Westmeath in their re-fixed Leinster championship clash. And it...

In Pictures: Portarlington celebrates the election of its first TD since 1927

A large crowd of supporters of the newly elected TD for Kildare South, Portarlington resident, Dr Cathal Berry gathered in Portarlington Golf Club on...

New to the Area: From a copywriter in Wiltshire to a glampsite owner in...

Kyra Fingleton is the owner of ‘Glamping Under the Stars’ - a boutique glampsite located near Ballyroan. The glampsite has quickly established itself as one...

Weekend Read: 25 years on from the famous Laois-Westmeath minor trilogy

Laois and Westmeath have played out many big battles over the years but the one that really brought the rivalry on to a new...

In Pictures: Serious craic and style at the Rosenallis GAA Dinner Dance

Dinner Dance season is in full swing and there was plenty to celebrate at the Rosenallis one at the weekend. The Bridge House in Tullamore...

Former Laois footballer wins Carlow GAA award for contribution to secondary schools

The name Chris Conway is synonymous with the famed Gaelic Football nursery, Knockbeg College. As a pupil, the Arles-Kilcruise native was a decorated footballer and...

11 Talking Points from Day 1 of the Laois-Offaly General Election count

Every so often an election throws up a result that history will remember in simple terms. Jack Lynch’s landslide success with Fianna Fáil in 1977;...

Beautiful eulogy following passing of popular De La Salle Castletown Brother

Brother Norbert Mullins sadly passed away on January 13, he turned 101 on January 10. A Limerick native, Brother Mullins resided in Miguel House, Castletown...

Election Diary: A ‘phoney class war’, the silage election and getting a lift to...

Every day between now and Election Day on Saturday, February 8, we’ll be bringing you a daily bulletin from the campaign trail – from...

On the Canvass: Cold night but warm reception as Brian Stanley hits the doorsteps...

It's a bitterly cold Tuesday evening in Portlaoise but the reception on the doorsteps for Sinn Féin General Election candidate Brian Stanley is overwhelmingly...

No takers for St Patrick’s Day trip to New York

In a bizarre turn of events, there are no takers for a trip to New York to represent County Laois at the New York...

Moment In Time: Both crowds and blood drawn at the 2012 GAA Fight Night

A GAA fight night was hosted in the then Heritage Hotel, now Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on January 21 2012. Laois senior footballers and hurlers...

Long-serving midfielder Quigley calls time on 14-year Laois career

For the first time since 2006, Laois fans will not be treated to the high-fielding exploits of Brendan Quigley. The 34-year-old Timahoe native is not...

In Pictures: Famous musician Sharon Shannon visits Laois primary school

Famous Irish Musician Sharon Shannon visited the Abbeyleix South National School recently. Third and fourth class students had just finished an extensive study of some of...

Weekend Read: 10 reasons to be positive in Laois as new decade stretches out...

In this age of social media - and the constant negativity that goes with it - it would be easy to think that the...

Emo turn to club stalwart ahead of 2020 season

Emo GAA club have appointed John Strong as their senior football manager ahead of the 2020 season. Strong takes over from Paul Lawlor who had...
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