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Laois County Council agree to sell four sites in Ballyroan for...

The January meeting of Laois County Council saw the sale of eleven Council sites across the county, delivered under Section 183 of the Local...

Former Laois primary school set to be converted into community space...

A disused old primary school building in the heart of a Laois village is set to undergo a huge transformation into a community space...

From the Archives – John F Headen: The history behind the...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in March 2020. One of the most popular Laois songs is The Skies O'er Ballyroan.  Written nearly 150 years ago,...

Moment in Time: Ballyroan Christmas concert in 2008

As our thoughts are firmly fixed towards Christmas, our Moment in Time looks back to a festive event in Ballyroan. In an era long before...

Remarkable Ballyroan comeback sees them recover from slow start to beat...

Ballyroan 5-5 Ballyfin 3-8 Division 2 Boys Championship  Ballyroan came from nine points down to defeat Ballyfin in a thrilling Boys Division 2 championship final encounter. Ballyfin...

Residents, workers or visitors to Laois village called upon to give...

Residents, workers and those who simply like to visit the village of Ballyroan are being asked for their views on the future. The Ballyroan Community...

Laois Ladies SFC: Portlaoise get off to a flying start at...

Portlaoise 3-13 Ballyroan 0-8 Laois Ladies SFC Round 2 Gráinne Moran, Sarah Ann Fitzgerald, Ashling Kehoe and Fiona Dooley were the stand-out performers as Portlaoise went...

O’Donnell and O’Connell on top as Ballyroan master Mountrath for Division...

Ballyroan 6-8 Mountrath 4-4  Division 4 Boys Hurling Championship Liam O'Donnell and Jerry O'Connell were unstoppable as Ballyroan defeated Mountrath to claim Division 4 glory. The midfield...

Ballyroan land sells at online auction for over €18,000 per acre

Eighteen acres of agricultural land at Cashel, Ballyroan, sold for for €325,000, or €18,055 per acre, at an online auction on Friday afternoon. Hennessy Auctioneers...

Christmas convoy road run to take place in Ballyroan on St...

St Stephen's Day is a great day to get out and about to a local event - and in Ballyroan this year, the Tom...

Laois County Council set to honour legendary local athlete Martin McDonald

Legendary Laois athlete Martin McDonald is set to be honoured by Laois County Council for his recent success in the world masters mountain running...

Laois garda honoured with bravery award after rescuing woman from Dublin...

Garda Brendan Crawford from Ballyroan was honoured at the National Bravery Awards on Friday for his role in rescuing a woman from a river...

Meet the Laois teenager who is representing her county at the...

She is studying the male dominated area of electronic engineering at Maynooth University and she has taken part in a range of sports over...
The Heath 1993

County Final Memory: Magical scenes as The Heath claim senior honours...

The Heath 2-17 Ballyroan 2-15 (after extra time) 1993 Laois SFC Final In the history of Laois county football finals, the 1993 edition surely has to...
St Conleth's ladies football

Dominant second half sees reigning champions St Conleth’s return to county...

St Conleth's 4-12 Ballyroan 2-2 Ladies Senior Football Championship Semi-Final St Conleth's quest for back to back Ladies titles continued as they defeated Ballyroan in the...
Ballyroan Ladies Football

Brilliant Ballyroan knock out Sarsfields to book senior semi-final place

Ballyroan 3-12 Sarsfields 4-5 Laois Ladies SFC Group A Round 3 Ballyroan are through to their first ever semi-final in the Laois Senior Ladies Championship after...

Public meeting on the future of Laois village rescheduled following bereavement

A public meeting about the future of Ballyroan has been rescheduled following a bereavement. The meeting was supposed to be held last night but will...

Heffernan, Sweeney and O’Loughlin to the fore as Ballyfin see off...

Ballyfin 8-6 Ballyroan 4-8 Division 4A Hurling Shield  Ben Heffernan, Conor Sweeney and Eoin O'Loughlin were to the fore as Ballyfin saw off the challenge of...

Ballyroan flooding may be landowners’ responsibility

Laois County Council may be unable to address flooding in Ballyroan as the stretches of river in question are believed to be the responsibility...
Ballyroan GAA award

In Pictures: Ballyroan celebrate successful 2021 season in style

2021 was an exceptional year for football in Ballyroan. Indeed they had a day of days in November when the men's side Ballyroan-Abbey won the...

Leading candidate emerges to fill Laois County Council seat left vacant...

Ballyroan native Barry Walsh looks set to be co-opted to the Laois County Council seat left vacant following the retirement of long-serving councillor Mary...

Fine Gael lay out the process for filling council seat left...

Fine Gael members in the Portlaoise Municipal District will decide at an online convention early next month who will fill the Laois County Council...

Cocoman and McDonald take top spots in Ballyroan-Abbey Christmas 5k

The Annual Ballyroan-Abbey GAA 5km race took place on St Stephen’s Day in ideal weather conditions with over 50 people taking part. Naas AC's Joe...

End of an era as Ballyroan’s Mary Sweeney retires from elected office

Heartfelt tributes were paid at Laois County Hall today, as Mary Sweeney retired from her role as a county councillor with the Portlaoise Municipal...
Ballyfin Ladies Junior

Extra time success for Ballyfin Ladies in Wicklow as they march...

Ballyfin 2-12 Tinahely 1-5 (AET) Leinster Ladies Club JFC Quarter-final Ballyfin Ladies kept their remarkable 2021 season going as they came through extra time to see...

In Pictures: Incredible day for Ballyroan-Abbey as they triumph on the...

What a day for Ballyroan! Sunday will be remembered fondly in Ballyroan for years to come, a day when they won two championships in the...

Whelan and McEvoy lead the way as Ballyroan reach Senior ranks...

Ballyroan 1-11 Graiguecullen 0-3 Laois Ladies IFC Final History was made in McCann Park in Portarlington this morning as Ballyroan defeated Graiguecullen to reach the Senior...
Ballyroan 1979

County Final Memory: When Ballyroan got the better of Barrowhouse in...

Ballyroan 1-4 Barrowhouse 1-3 1979 Laois IFC Final This Sunday in O'Moore Park, Ballyroan-Abbey and Barrowhouse will battle it out for the Laois Junior 'A' football...

Long-serving Laois county councillor announces retirement after 22-year local political career

Long-serving Laois County Councillor Mary Sweeney has announced her retirement from politics. Her decision to call time brings to an end a distinguished local political...

Property Watch: Four 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...