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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...

Child in hospital with ‘serious injuries’ following incident involving quad in...

A child is in hospital with 'serious injuries' following an incident involving a quad bike yesterday. Gardai say they were called to the Dooary area...

Magnificent 36-acre residential farm in Ballyroan for sale with Hume Auctioneers

Hume Auctioneers are currently offering a magnificent residential farm for sale at Cashel, Ballyroan. Cashel Farm is a picture postcard residential holding on 36 acres...

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...

County Final Memory: Ballyfin see off Ballyroan to claim their first...

Ballyfin 1-9 Ballyroan 0-6 1995 Laois JFC 'A' Final At some stage in 2021 the Ballyfin footballers will play in the 2020 Laois senior football championship...

High praise as Laois woman honoured at national Volunteer Ireland awards

Ballyroan woman Julie Boulton has been named a winner in the Environmental and Animal Care category in the national Volunteer Ireland Awards for her...

Fundraiser launched to bring Christmas lights to Laois village

For the last 40 years, Ballyroan has been beautifully lit up with Christmas lights. However, due to Covid restrictions this year, fundraising efforts have been...

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...

Case of Coronavirus confirmed at Laois primary school

A case of Coronavirus has been detected in a Laois primary school. The HSE informed parents in Scoil Eoin Phoil Naofa II, Ballyroan, of the...

Second half surge sees Shanahoe defeat Ballyroan and reach final

Ballyroan 1-7 Shanahoe 2-11 Laois Ladies IFC semi-final Shanahoe are through to the Ladies Intermediate football final following a seven point win over Ballyroan this evening. They...

Laois glampsite experiences massive response after being allowed to re-open for...

Every cloud has a silver lining. The shock announcement last week that Laois was to be placed in a partial lockdown for two weeks along...

In Pictures: High spirits in Ballyroan but lockdown forces curtain to...

Brought to you in association with All Books, Portlaoise There was a good atmosphere in Ballyroan on Friday at the last day of their Cul...

County Final Memory: Ballyroan end 42-year wait in 1992 before reaching...

Ballyroan 0-8 St Joseph’s 0-6 1992 Laois SFC Final Throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, few Laois football clubs suffered as much heartache as...

Square Bar looking to life after Covid – as new owner...

Michael Scully, the new owner of the Square Bar in Portlaoise, says he is hoping to be open by the end of August as...

Ballyroan call for council support for new walking track in village

Plans are in place for a new walking track linking the village of Ballyroan to the local GAA club with Cllr Mary Sweeney urging...

#LoveLaois: ‘Glamping under the Stars’ – an experience to be recommended

"Are we there yet?" asked the five-year-old as we approached Sheffield Cross outside Portlaoise. It's a staple question, heard by parents on fraught car journeys...

An emotional half-time team talk and thunderous reception standout moments from...

There are some moments that will stay with players forever. For the Ballyroan Gaels team of 2006 that won the Laois senior football championship, having...

Bonfires, TV appearance and trailer parades – unforgettable times from Ballyroan’s...

How the years roll by. The Ballyroan Gaels Laois SFC triumph is 14 years ago this year but the celebrations will be remembered forever. Their first...

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...

Shock and sadness at the sudden death of Jim McDonald

The sad death has occurred of Timahoe native Jim McDonald, who passed away suddenly on Thursday morning. Late of Newtown, Ballyroan and Straffan in Kildare,...

Deep sadness at passing of much-loved Darragh Fennell

The sad death has occurred of Darragh Fennell who lived in Ballyroan but was originally from Coote Street in Portlaoise. From the large and well-known...

John F Headen: The history behind the great Laois song ‘The...

One of the most popular Laois songs is The Skies O'er Ballyroan.  Written nearly 150 years ago, it has been recorded by various artists including...

New to the Area: From a copywriter in Wiltshire to a...

Kyra Fingleton is the owner of ‘Glamping Under the Stars’ - a boutique glampsite located near Ballyroan. The glampsite has quickly established itself as one...

The Laois Ladies football Team of the Week following county final...

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer The Laois ladies football championships came to an end at the weekend with three winners crowned...

In Pictures: St Paul’s win ladies intermediate title to secure senior...

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer St Paul's ladies football club are certainly getting used to this winning feeling. Another of the new...

Goals galore as St Paul’s claim successive county championships

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer Ballyroan 5-9 St Paul's 8-6 Laois LGFA Intermediate Championship Final St Paul's have won back-to-back championships after securing...

In Pictures: All smiles at the Ballyroan-Abbey Cul Camp

Brought to you in association with All Books and News Portlaoise  We’re on to week two of the Cul Camps and they seem to be...

Long-serving Laois school principal reflects on his 40-year teaching career as...

It's a Wednesday evening on the grounds of the recently-built Holy Family NS, a project which came to fruition in 2016, when it first...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019...

There were 31 boxes in the Portlaoise Municipal District - with 22 of them in Portlaoise and the remaining nine spread across a wide...

Wedding bells, voting, the Skies oer Ballyroan and championship countdown

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union A wedding, an election and a Leinster championship football match. This is certainly no ordinary weekend...