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Victorian Laois mansion goes up for sale at reasonable price –...

Back in May, Laois County Council executed a Compulsory Purchase Order on a derelict mansion in Abbeyleix. They have since put the Victorian mansion up...

Abbeyleix avenge 2020 Junior hurling defeat to down Portlaoise and claim...

Abbeyleix 2-19 Portlaoise 0-13 ACHL Division 3 Final Abbeyleix avenged their 2020 Junior hurling semi final defeat against Portlaoise to claim the 2021 Division 3 title...

57 years late but better than never – Laois minor hurling...

When the final whistle sounded in Newbridge on last week, it signalled the end of the road for Laois minor hurlers for another year. It...

The Fung power over Clough-Ballacolla in horrendous conditions to seal Division...

Clough-Ballacolla 0-8 Abbeyleix 1-17 ACFL Division 1A Group B Round 3 Abbeyleix enjoyed a comfortable win over Clough-Ballacolla to book themselves a semi final spot in...

Laois man on the Lions Tour: ‘It’s such a wonderful experience’

Old habits die hard and while you can take the man from Laois, it's hard to take Laois from the man. For anyone whose interested...

#LoveLaois: Abbeyleix Bog Walk – a highly-recommended experience

All through this blasted pandemic we've walked through various woods, hills and mountains - though locally one of the most satisfying is the bog...

Abbeyleix school visit prompts Senator to again call for urgent action

Following a visit to Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix this week, Senator Pippa Hackett has again called on the Department of Education to take immediate...

‘You can expect to meet him down the local’ – Billionaire...

The new owner of a €20 million Laois mansion intends to live in the property and develop it for personal use. Yesterday, we revealed how...

TFI Local Link Laois-Offaly announce details of new bus service connecting...

TFI (Transport for Ireland) Local Link Laois-Offaly have announced details of the new 858 service connecting Portlaoise to Thurles, which will operate Monday to...

Permission granted for housing development in Abbeyleix while further homes planned...

Planning permission has been granted by Laois County Council for a housing development in Abbeyleix while another has been sought in Portarlington. Two blocks of...

Fancy owning your own mansion? Laois County Council have just acquired...

Anyone who fancies owning their own mansion will have the opportunity to purchase one in Laois shortly. This is after the Council executed a Compulsory...

JOB VACANCY: Breslin’s Supervalu in Rathdowney and Abbeyleix are seeking to...

Breslin’s Supervalu Rathdowney and Abbeyleix are currently recruiting for Trainee Managers in both of our stores. Main purpose of the role: Support the management team in all...

Abbeyleix Further Education & Training Centre is currently enrolling for September...

Abbeyleix Further Education & Training Centre is currently enrolling for September 2021.   The Centre has a wide range of courses, including: General Studies QQI Level...

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale around Abbeyleix

This week we take a look at five homes for sale in Abbeyleix - ranging in price from €165,000 right up to €950,000.  priced...

Laois man shortlisted for .IE Digital Town Awards 2021

A Laois man has been recognised for his unique digital contribution to local town. Robbie Quinn from Abbeyleix has been shortlisted for the national ‘Local...

In Pictures: Ground-breaking new Climate Action Walk launched in Laois

A ground-breaking new Climate Action Walk for Abbeyleix has been launched by Abbeyleix Tidy Towns, working in partnership with Laois County Council, Creative Ireland...

‘Groundbreaking’ new Climate Action Walk set for Abbeyleix

A ground-breaking new Climate Action Walk for Abbeyleix will be launched online on Saturday May 15. The walk is an end of residency project by...

Moment in Time: All the style at 2005 Abbeyleix Fashion Show

This week in our hugely popular Moment in Time series, we go back to 2005 and a fashion show in Abbeyleix. Organised by the town's...

Laois woman hoping to make history by becoming first Irish person...

History is in the making as two of Ireland’s top lady polo players bid to take centre stage for the first time at the...

Irish Water to begin improvement works in two Laois towns next...

Irish Water and Laois County Council are to carry out essential water mains replacement works in Abbeyleix and Portlaoise next week. The company say the...

Laois native appointed Managing Director of international property development group

A Laois man has been appointed as the Managing Director of a prestigious international property development group. Ballymore recently announced that Abbeyleix native Patrick Phelan...

Eugene Fennelly – How an Abbeyleix man played a record 200...

200 holes, 45 miles, 1 eagle, 24 birdies, 113 pars, 821 shots, one man, his golf clubs - and a partridge in a pear...
The Harps team that won the 2000 Laois Junior 'A' football final

County Final Memory: The Harps defeat Abbeyleix to claim junior football...

The Harps 1-5 Abbeyleix 0-4 2000 Laois JFC 'A' Final The Harps and Abbeyleix have had an on-off relationship with football over the years but in...

‘There will be a fatality and it will be said to...

The ongoing issue of wild deer on the main road between Abbeyleix and Durrow was raised once again at this week's Portlaoise Municipal District...

Two members of Laois bands set to appear on popular RTE...

Two members of two Laois bands are set to appear on a popular RTE One TV show on Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm. Abbeyleix natives James...

Tidy Towns and GAA clubs to come together for ‘community clean-up’...

Community spirit will be alive and well in Laois this weekend as local Tidy Towns groups and GAA clubs come together. On Saturday March 6,...

New Facebook Live Abbeyleix Almanc TV set to launch on Saturday

A brand new online Facebook-driven TV show is set to launch this weekend. Dr Niamh Shaw, science communicator in residence, and Abbeyleix Tidy Towns will...

Camross appoint new manager as attention turns to 2021 season

Camross will have a new manager in charge for the 2021 hurling season after the club appointed former player David Cuddy at a meeting...

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale around Abbeyleix and Ballyroan

On this week's Property Watch we take a look at homes currently for sale in Abbeyleix and Ballyroan. So whether from the area, currently living...

St Stephen’s Day events hit as traditional Abbeyleix hunt cancelled and...

St Stephen's Day has traditionally been a great day to get out of the house and take part in some local community event but...