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Abbeyleix community launch their annual St Vincent de Paul appeal

Christmas can be a difficult time for many families especially those with young children, anyone suffering illness, the elderly, anybody unemployed this Christmas time...

Fence needs be erected following ‘serious incidents’ involving deer on busy...

Laois County Councillor John Joe Fennelly has called on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to erect a fence on the Abbeyleix/Durrow road following a number of...

High-profile line-up for Laois climate change panel discussion

Laois has been busy tackling climate change at a local level for a number of years through a range of community activities and a...

Renowned author announced as judge for Laois Short Story Writing Competition

A renowned Laois author has been announced as a judge for a newly announced Short Story Writing Competition. The Power of Words Festival, Abbeyleix, in...

Series of online events to focus on climate action in Abbeyleix...

Science Week runs from November 8-15 this year and there are lots of events happening across the midlands, including three evening events focusing on...

Makeup Artist Ruth Bergin on finding her passion, meeting a hero...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in June of this year.  Makeup artistry is just that - an art - and Abbeyleix native Ruth Bergin...

Emergency services attending scene of a crash in Laois

Emergency Services are attending the scene of an accident in Laois this morning. The accident happened around 10am this morning on the N77 on the...

In Pictures: All smiles as Abbeyleix Climate Action Project launched

An ambitious new project which aims to engage the community of Abbeyleix with action for climate change was launched on Saturday October 10. Science Communicator...

Young Laois pianist uses Lockdown to celebrate 350th anniversary of famous...

This year, 2020, marks not only the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven but also the 350th anniversary of the birth...

Quinn, Kavanagh and Fitzpatrick shine as Abbeyleix claim minor title in...

Abbeyleix 1-15 The Harps 1-9 AET Laois MHC Final Abbeyleix are minor 'A' hurling champions following a dramatic extra time win over The Harps tonight in...

Points difference, semi final upsets and a 2019 rematch – tonight’s...

Midlands Park Hotel Minor Hurling Championship Final Abbeyleix v The Harps In LOETB Centre of Exellence at 7.30pm Tonight sees the conclusion of the minor hurling...

Laois man launches fundraiser for services who helped save dad’s life...

A Laois man, his sister in law and his friend, are to cycle, run and kayak to raise funds for the services who helped...

Goals key as Abbeyleix win to set up Harps rematch in...

Rathdowney-Errill 3-8 Abbeyleix 4-14 Laois MHC Semi-final Abbeyleix advanced to the final of the minor hurling championship after a nine point victory over Rathdowney-Errill in front...

Additional car charging facilities sought for Abbeyleix

Only one electric car charging point in Abbeyleix isn't nearly enough and a request should be made to the ESB to instal additional points...

Posh Hair in Abbeyleix is celebrating its first birthday – with...

This month Posh Hair Abbeyleix is celebrating its first birthday and to mark the celebration, is offering 20% off ALL hair services to new and existing...

Rathdowney-Errill safely through to semi-finals as Abbeyleix bow out

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Rathdowney-Errill 2-25 Abbeyleix 0-17 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round 3 Champions Rathdowney-Errill are safely through to the...

Laois golf club closes due to Coronavirus case

A Laois golf club has ceased all activity with immediate effect after one of its members tested positive for Coronavirus. Members of Abbeyleix Golf Club...

Abbeyleix Bog is growing, growing – after it was almost gone

Take a good measure of community resolve, add a helping of nature’s resilience and sprinkle sufficient portions of common sense and co-operation, a reasonable...

Laois towns to get over €100,000 under Town and Village Covid...

Four Laois towns will benefit from new Covid-19 supports under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Abbeyleix, Mountrath, Mountmellick and Portarlington will share €107,500 under...

Abbeyleix see off 14-man Castletown to get campaign off to a...

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Abbeyleix 1-21 Castletown 1-12 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round 1 Abbeyleix ended up in a relegation final...

Wins for Camross and St Brigid’s as Abbeyleix make history in...

The Laois camogie championships got underway at the weekend with games in both grades. The top grade in Laois is called intermediate because it reflects...

Tragic accident as man’s body is discovered in Abbeyleix

The body of an elderly man was found in Abbeyleix on Thursday, after what is believed to have been a tragic accident. Gardaí confirmed that...

16-year-old Laois student wins Microsoft competition in Ireland and the UK

Daisy Thomas from Abbeyleix has been crowned Microsoft Specialist Word 2016 Champion of UK and Ireland. Daisy is a Transition Year student in Heywood Community...

Lovely To Meet Me: The blogger, vlogger and Creators.ie manager on...

Rachael Taylor-Fawsitt is the Laois lady behind the Lovely To Meet Me travel and lifestyle blog. She also works for Independent News and Media as...

Pamper The Camper: The festival industry, impact of covid-19, pushing through...

Summer and festivals go hand in hand. The music, the friends, the atmosphere, the holiday vibe, the feeling of escapism from the norm for...

Makeup Artist Ruth Bergin on finding her passion, meeting a hero...

Makeup artistry is just that - an art - and Abbeyleix native Ruth Bergin has put her background in fine art to great use...

Laois-based IT company Ortus on being ready for Coronavirus, working from...

The owner of Laois-based IT company Ortus has spoken about the challenges of working remotely and how they are dealing with staff ahead of...

Down Memory Lane Podcast: The incredible Ballyroan Gaels success story of...

Our latest Down Memory Lane podcast takes on a slightly different format as we take a look back on a specific sporting achievement. In this...

Laois pub owner calls on government to change two-metre rule and...

There are mounting calls for the government to reduce the social distancing guidelines from two metres to one. Last week, the World Health Organisation changed...

Sopranos set to wow at ninth weekly Laois parish online lunchtime...

The Rathdowney church online concert has increased in popularity since it began nine weeks ago - and it is back once again today. This week’s...