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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...

Laois’s next makeup star to feature on BBC’s ‘Glow Up’

Abbeyleix native James MacInerney will feature on the second series of the BBC’s Glow Up. The series sees ten aspiring make-up artists compete to be...

Home deliveries from Breslin’s SuperValu Abbeyleix and Rathdowney

In these uncertain times, Breslin's SuperValu in Abbeyleix and Rathdowney are there for their customers. Home deliveries are available six days a week, there are...

Man flown to hospital in ‘unresponsive state’ following attack in Laois

A man has been flown to hospital in 'an unresponsive state' following an attack in Laois today. According to BreakingNews.ie, the incident happened this evening. The...

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...