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Leaving Cert Diary: Clonaslee girls on nerves, prayers and four exams in three days

What's better than one Leaving Cert diarist from Clonaslee? That's right, TWO! Delighted to introduce Cecelia Flynn and Sarahjane Purcell, two Leaving Cert students from...

Leaving Cert Diary: Unfamiliar surroundings for Knockbeg exam students

Here it is. The moment I have been preparing for is just around the corner. My brain has just reached its capacity and I...

20 things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert

The Leaving Cert is the one time of your life no one ever wants to relive. And with the exams starting tomorrow for almost 1,000...
Former Arles-Killeen player Billy O'Loughlin is set to become the new Laois U-20 manager

Laois U-20 boss reveals chaos over Leaving Cert scheduling clash

Last year, the GAA revealed the most radical changes to the game that we have seen for some time. In football, they scraped the minor...

Leaving Cert Series: The young man from Portlaoise CBS preparing for the big exams

Leaving Cert - the two words sure to send shivers down anyone's spine. It can be one of the most stressful and anxious time for...

Laois Leaving Cert student has research paper published in medical journal

Mountrath Community School student Christopher Carew has been granted the highly unusual honour of having a research paper published in a medical journal. “Laps or...

Laois school leads the way on Leaving Cert PE

Laois school Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise is among the 80 secondary schools nationwide, to be part of the first phase implementation of Physical Education...

Best of 2017 – Delight in Clonaslee as 1 in 5 students receive over...

The Leaving Cert results arrived in the middle of August and all of the Laois schools recorded good results. But the points achieved by those...
Isabel Dwyer, pictured in a classroom in Scoil Chriost Ri last week.

Best of 2017 – Leaving Cert Diary: Countdown nearly over as I watch the...

Coming up to the Leaving Cert this year, LaoisToday employed the help of Scoil Chríost Rí student Isabel Dwyer, to make an online leaving...

Leaving Cert Diary: The results are out, the offer is made – I’m going...

When I was about 15 years old I discovered my dream course (Arts with Creative Writing) in my dream college (NUI Galway), and decided...
Students from Mountrath CS proud as punch with their Leaving Cert results

In Pictures: Great joy for Laois students collecting Leaving Cert results

Over 800 students in Laois collected their Leaving Certificate results this morning. For many, the culmination of years of hard work came today and the...

Laois students breathe sigh of relief as Leaving Cert results are released

There were tears, hugs and celebrations in Laois this morning as 861 students opened Leaving Cert results this morning. Of these, there were 423 female...

Delight in Clonaslee as 1 in 5 students receive over 500 points in Leaving...

The Principal of Clonaslee VS has said they are 'delighted' after it emerged that over 1 in 5 pupils in the school recieved over...

Over 800 Laois students to get Leaving Certificate results today

A total of 861 students will receive their Leaving Certificate results across Laois today. Of these, 423 are female and a further 438 are male. In...
The results of the Junior Cert will be out today

Leaving Cert Diary: The wait is nearly over …

It’s been less than two months since I wrote my last article for LaoisToday, but it’s felt more like a mini lifetime has passed. This...

Moment In Time: Some classic images from the Leaving Cert Results day in 2000

As the Leaving Cert results are just around the corner, we thought we'd take a look back and share a laugh or two by...

Mark Doheny: 20 things nobody tells you about the Leaving Cert and starting college

With the Leaving Cert over and the latest CAO deadline looming, we have some useful life advice to give the young students of the...

Leaving Cert Diary: I’ve a sore back … but at least I’m finished!

My body keeps threatening to doze off as I write this (after a solid three hours' sleep), but that doesn’t take from my absolute delight...
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...

Leaving Cert Diary: I’m glad that week is over

So the marathon that is the Leaving Cert is well underway, and while it feels like it’s been three years as opposed to three days, the...

Things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert

The Leaving Cert is the one time of your life no one ever wants to relive. And with the exams starting tomorrow for 2000 students...
Isabel Dwyer, pictured in a classroom in Scoil Chriost Ri last week.

Leaving Cert Diary: Countdown nearly over as I watch the Bank Holiday celebrations from...

As the sun makes its annual appearance, as my brain threatens to reach cramming capacity, and as I watch the Bank Holiday celebrations from...

Chriost Ri’s Anna scoops scholarship for maximum Leaving Cert points

Scoil Chriost Ri graduate Anna Healy who achieved the maximum points possible in her Leaving Cert last June, has been presented with the Stryker...

Laois president of national student’s body calls for clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert...

The president of a national student's body has called for clarity on this year's Leaving and Junior Cert exams. Reuban Murray, who is the Irish...

Studying during Coronavirus: St Fergal’s sisters on a strange Leaving and Junior Cert

We’re nearing the end of our student series now as we speak to pupils in every secondary school in Laois about how Coronavirus has...

Leaving and Junior Cert recipients honoured by Laois and Offaly ETB

Students from eight Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) schools had their academic attainment in the State Examinations celebrated at an Awards...
Amy Reddin

Laois teenager on leaving school, starting college, relationships and how Covid-19 is both robbing...

A Laois teenager has written about how Covid-19 has impacted upon her life over the last year.  19-year-old Amy Reddin, from Portlaoise, was heading towards...

Online parish concert set to conclude after 24 weeks

A hugely popular weekly online parish concert will show its final performance today. Back in March, Fr Martin Delaney launched an online concert live every...
Portlaoise Institute

Portlaoise Institute now enrolling for Certificate in Applied Science

Portlaoise Institute are now enrolling for the Certificate in Applied Science (QQI Level 5). This is a one-year full-time pre-university science course. The course will allow...

Certificate in Tourism and Business in Portlaoise Institute

Portlaoise Institute are currently enrolling for their Certificate in Tourism and Business Course. This is a one-year full-time course that can lead students to a...