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In Pictures: Owner of rubbish dumped in Laois bog asked to...

The owner of rubbish dumped in a Laois bog has been asked to come and collect it. A post on the ABBEYLEIX Facebook page told...

Laois Abroad: From Abbeyleix to Toronto and possibly further travels ahead

Meet Pippa Anderson from Abbeyleix - the latest subject of our Laois Abroad series. Pippa moved to Toronto last year and is loving life in...

Laois County Council pause plans for new quarry near popular bog

There were objections and expressions of shock and disapproval to a planning application for a new quarry near Abbeyleix Bog recently. However, Laois County Council...

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

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,...

Shock and objections greet plans for new Laois quarry

There have been a series of objections and expressions of shock and disapproval to a planning application for a new quarry in the county. Booth...

The Mind and Body House – new yoga and fitness studio...

Abbeyleix has a new yoga and fitness studio which opened its doors to the community in October 2019. It is a self-fulfilling dream of husband...

Band with strong Laois presence riding high in the iTunes charts

Drops of Greens - a band with strong Laois connections - are featuring highly in the iTunes charts in the last week with their...

Missing Laois man found safe and well

A Laois man who had been reported missing over the weekend has been found safe and well much to the relief of his friends...

Laois musician qualifies as finalist for prestigious Sean O’Riada medal

David Vesey, a twenty year old musician and Abbeyleix native has qualified as a finalist for the Sean O'Riada gold medal. There are 14 other...

Serious issues with sewage and heating as new school sought for...

Students in Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix are having to endure blocked toilets, the smell of sewage, a leaking roof and damp and cold conditions...

Moment In Time: Both crowds and blood drawn at the 2012...

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...

Planning your wedding? Then check out the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel in...

The Abbeyleix Manor Hotel has long had a reputation as one of the best wedding venues in the region – and you can check them...

Garda appeal for information following Abbeyleix accident involving man and truck

Gardaí in Laois are appealing for anyone with information following an incident that took place in Abbeyleix at the weekend. The incident happened at about...

BREAKING: Heavy traffic in Laois town after pedestrian ‘struck by vehicle’

A serious accident has taken place in Abbeyleix this afternoon. LaoisToday understands that there was an incident involving a pedestrian and a truck at around...

2019 Remembered: Popular Portlaoise priest takes up new role in Abbeyleix

Back in May, Portlaoise said goodbye to Fr Paddy..who only moved up the road! Popular Portlaoise priest Fr Paddy Byrne is set to leave for...

JOB VACANCY: First Ireland Spirits have a vacancy to fill in...

QC Laboratory Technician First Ireland Spirits is Ireland’s largest independent producer of Irish cream liqueur, Irish country cream and Irish whiskey liqueur, exporting to over 40...

Pat Shortt is in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel this Saturday, December...

Pat Shortt, one of Ireland's most loved comedians, will perform his new live show 'Hey' in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel this coming Saturday, December...

Laois girl hosting table quiz to raise funds for trip to...

Next Wednesday, December 4, will see the Abbeyleix Golf Club host a table quiz for a very worthy cause. Amy O'Halloran, who hails from the...

Abbeyleix Calendar is for the birds … the bugs, bees and...

2020 is just around the corner and Laois is to get another superb local calendar to mark the occasion. This time it’s not calendar girls...
Ballinakill hurlers have a new manager

Raheen Parish Gaels impress to reach U-20 hurling final

Raheen Parish Gaels 2-19 Abbeyleix Gaels 1-16 Laois Shopping Centre U-20 HC Semi-final The combined forces that make up Raheen Parish Gaels have a first ever...

Abbeyleix make-up artist launches signature collection with popular beauty brand

An Abbeyleix woman has teamed up with Irish beauty brand, Rebeluna Cosmetics, to launch her very own signature collection - and it looks so...

Abbeyleix Hospital: No funding, no progress, and now further delays says...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has spoken out over the lack of attention and the neglect of the Abbeyleix hospital. Deputy Stanley said: “Eight years...

Laois man is setting out to claim new Guinness World Record...

An Abbeyleix man is setting out to set a New Guinness World Record this coming February. Gary O'Keeffe aims to do so by being part...

Remember the Game: Captain Lowry leads the way in 2005 U-21...

Ballyfin 0-11 Abbeyleix-Ballypickas 1-6 2005 Laois U-21 'B' Hurling Championship We took a look back to 2005 when Ballyfin narrowly overcame Abbeyleix/Ballypickas by two points in...

Property Watch: The five most expensive properties currently for sale in...

This week for Property Watch, we take a look at some of the most pricey properties the county has to offer. And they range in...

Abbeyleix Bog set for further national exposure on TV today

The story of Abbeyleix Bog continues to woo audiences nationally and is set to feature yet again on TV. The ongoing success of the heritage...

Fitzpatrick leads the way as Portlaoise are crowned U-15 ‘A’ hurling...

Portlaoise 3-19 Abbeyleix St Lazarians 1-12 Midlands Park U-15 'A' Hurling Championship Final Portlaoise overcame Abbeyleix St Lazarians this afternoon in the U-15 hurling county final...

Abbeyleix set to extend warm welcome to Direct Provision residents

The community of Abbeyleix will extend a warm welcome to the residents of the Hibernian Direct Provision Centre in the town this afternoon Taking place...

Get your pets blessed in Abbeyleix this weekend

This week is the celebration of St Francis of Assissi who is the patron saint of animals and they've come up with a novel...

Star lineup as Rathdowney are set to go Cooking with the...

Rathdowney Community Development Group, in conjunction with the Parish, are hosting a 'Cooking with the Stars' night in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Thursday,...