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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...

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

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...
The Ballyroan team that won the 1992 Laois senior football final

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

Ballyroan-Abbey and St Joseph's meet in Round 2 of the Laois senior football championship next Sunday. Ahead of that game we look back on...

Ballyroan land and property sells for almost €900,000 in three lots...

A 60-acre residential farm at Ballyroan sold for almost €900,000 - in three separate lots - at auction on Friday. Hennessy Auctioneers had been instructed by...

Property: 60-acre residential farm at Ballyroan to be sold by public...

Hennessy Auctioneers have been instructed by the reps of the late Francis Dunne, Ballyruin, Ballyroan, Co Laois to offer for sale by Public and...

Calls for a playground to be constructed in two Laois villages

Two Laois County Councillors have called for a playground to be constructed in two Laois villages. Raheen and Ballyroan were the subject of motions put...

Warm welcome for Irish Water decision to upgrade wastewater treatment plant...

Ballyroan wastewater treatment plant has now been selected for upgrade as part of the Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme, Irish Water and Laois...

Ballyroan musician launches EP in aid of Cuisle Cancer Support Centre

Ballyroan musician, Brian Lalor, has launched a new EP in aid of the Cuisle Cancer Support Centr. Brian was joined host Paul Downey on The...

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...