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‘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...

Abbeyleix Energy Masterplan to be launched by Duncan Stewart

Abbeyleix is on a path to becoming an energy efficient community, guided by the Sustainable Energy Communities programme and the Abbeyleix Climate Action Project. The...

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...