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Abbeyleix Tidy Towns big winners at annual Pride of Place Awards

Abbeyleix Tidy Towns were announced as winners of their category at the IPB Pride of Place awards recently in the INEC, Killarney. The award was...

Two Laois routes feature in new book ’50 best Irish Walks’

There is a wide selection of great walking routes in Laois - and two of them have been included in a new book that...

In Pictures: Glorious weather as special event in Abbeyleix draws the...

Celebrating the return of audiences to the arts, Dunamaise Arts Centre presented ‘A Sunday Afternooon’ in Abbeyleix as part of re:CENTRING Laois last weekend. Abbeyleix...

Abbeyleix underage camogie team looking sharp for new season following new...

The Abbeyleix U-14 camogie team will be looking sharp for the 2022 season after being sponsored a new set of jerseys by a very...

In Pictures: All smiles as Ballyroan-Abbey and Abbeyleix celebrate incredible 2020...

There was serious style in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel at the weekend as a group of teenagers finally got to celebrate their unprecedented success. In...

Abbeyleix daycare in limbo but some progress on Portlaoise and Mountmellick

Local TD Brian Stanley has said that badly-needed progress has been made on Portlaoise and Mountmellick Day Care Centres - but that the situation...

Frustration expressed over withdrawal of day care services from Abbeyleix

There is extreme frustration with the current situation where day care services are no longer being offered in Abbeyleix hospital. The issue was raised at...

Sadness at death of young Laois woman after long illness

The death has occurred of young Laois woman Roxy Phelan at her home in Abbeyleix after a long battle with cancer. Originally from Rathdowney, she...

HSE confirm completion date for day-care services renovation works in Portlaoise...

A completion date for renovation works at two day care service facilities in Laois have been confirmed by the HSE. This were given to Independent...
Abbeyleix Derek Dunne

Abbeyleix hurlers appoint new manager as they seek to make immediate...

The Abbeyleix hurlers have appointed Clonad native Derek Dunne as manager for the coming season. Dunne replaces Lorcan Mahony who had been in charge for...

Billionaire brothers purchase Laois mansion and set to spend €2 million...

Two billionaire brothers have purchased a mansion that was in the ownership of Laois County Council. The sale of Millbrook House, on the former De...

In Pictures: The Abbeyleix Climate Project wins major national award

The Abbeyleix Climate Action Project has been awarded the prestigious Supporting Sustainable Communities award in the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. The project...

JOB VACANCY: Ladybelle Boutique seeking to hire Digital Marketing and Online...

Boutique Ladybelle in Abbeyleix are seeking to hire a Digital Marketing and Online Enthusiast.  If you have experience in retail sales, a social media whizz and...

House contents in Abbeyleix with Open Day on Saturday, December 11

Due to the recent sale of a house in Abbeyleix, contents of the home are now being sold. An Open Day will take place at...

SuperValu in Abbeyleix to unveil its new look following €2 million...

SuperValu, Ireland’s leading food retailer, will launch its new look, state-of-the-art store in Abbeyleix on Thursday, December 9, following a significant investment of €2 million. Breslin’s Abbeyleix will now...

Moment in Time: Great photos from Abbeyleix nativity play in 2011

Nativity plays were once a staple of the Christmas season in schools all over the country. We're in not in normal times now, however, and...
Abbeyleix U-20 hurlers

Strong second-half performance powers Abbeyleix to U-20 hurling glory

Abbeyleix 0-21 The Harps 1-8 Laois U-20 'A' HC Final A powerful second-half performance ensured Abbeyleix were crowned Laois U-20 'A' hurling champions this afternoon in...
The new fixtures for the hurling championships are here

Abbeyleix and The Harps set to do battle for Laois U-20...

Laois U-20 'A' HC Final - Abbeyleix v The Harps In the Laois GAA Centre of Excellence at 1.30pm One of the last Laois hurling finals of...

Huge fundraiser night planned for young Laois woman battling cancer

A huge fundraising event is being held in Abbeyleix this weekend to help raise money for a young mother Roxy Phelan who has been going...

Kavanagh’s double crucial as Abbeyleix defeat Rathdowney-Errill to reach U-20 final

Abbeyleix 2-14 Rathdowney-Errill 0-12 U-20 Hurling Championship Semi Final  Liam Kavanagh's first half brace proved crucial as Abbeyleix saw off Rathdowney-Errill to take a place in...

First half goals see Abbeyleix past Borris-Kilcotton to reach U20 semi-final

Borris-Kilcotton 1-15 Abbeyleix 6-16 U-20 Hurling Championship Quarter Final  Abbeyleix's electric forwards blew Borris-Kilcotton out of the water in the opening 20 minutes to set them...

Delight as Abbeyleix is named Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town

Abbeyleix has been named as Ireland's Tidiest Small Town at the national awards event in Dublin today. Ennis in Clare was Ireland's Tidies Large Urban...

‘People want houses, hospitals and roads but we can’t build without...

Booth Concrete have recently applied for planning permission for a new quarry in Abbeyleix close to their existing base in Ballymullen outside the town. It's...
Ballypickas Junior A

Goals win games as Ballypickas see off neighbours Abbeyleix to claim...

Abbeyleix 2-9 Ballypickas 3-11 Laois JHC 'A' Final  Ballypickas have made an immediate return to the Intermediate grade as they defeated neighbours Abbeyleix in the JHC...

Neighbours to collide as Abbeyleix and Ballypickas meet in Junior ‘A’...

Abbeyleix v Ballypickas  Laois Junior 'A' Hurling Championship Final in O'Moore Park at 3.30pm Two near neighbors will contest the Laois Junior 'A' hurling final to...

Forestry Minister launches first ‘NeighbourWood’ site in Laois

Minister Pippa Hackett has launched Laois’s first NeighbourWood site in Abbeyleix. The project, in Balladine, sees the transformation of a formerly unmanaged site into a...

The Harps safe as they send Abbeyleix down

The Harps 3-18 Abbeyleix 1-14 Laois SHC Relegation Final Abbeyleix have been relegated from the Laois senior hurling championship after they were beaten by neighbours The...

Survival on the line as neighbours The Harps and Abbeyleix meet...

Abbeyleix v The Harps Laois SHC Relegation Final – In O'Moore Park 7.30pm It is the final that nobody wants to be in - but Abbeyleix...

Incredible drama as Cuddy’s injury time strike breaks Abbeyleix hearts and...

Camross 1-10 Abbeyleix 0-12 Laois MHC 'A' Final Camross claimed just their third ever Laois Minor hurling title following a dramatic last gasp win over Abbeyleix...

Laois County Council enters Abbeyleix into IPB All-Island Pride of Place...

This year Laois will be represented in the 2021 IPB All Island Pride of Place Competition by Abbeyleix Tidy Towns. The competition focus is about...