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In Pictures: Mountrath primary school get into the Christmas spirit

If you were in Mountrath on Wednesday last you might think you saw a little army of Christmas jumpers going through the town. Indeed, both...

18 things that will definitely happen in every Laois household this...

It just wouldn’t be an Irish Christmas without these things. From fights with family members, taking out the precious ‘good cutlery’ or watching Fr Ted...

In Pictures: Retired Portlaoise Hospital porter turns home in Christmas wonderland

This house is truly spectacular. Every year, retired Portlaoise Hospital porter Noel O'Brien turns his house into a winter wonderland. 73-year-old Noel lives with his wife...

Gardaí issue handy tips on how to stay safe this Christmas

Over on the Garda Síochána Laois Offaly Facebook page, they have offered some easy - but often forgotten - tips on how to stay...

Fundraiser launched to make little Laois girl’s Christmas wish come true

A fundraiser has been launched to make a little Laois girl's Christmas dream come true. 10-year-old Aimee Brennan from Wolfhill has had Scoliosis since birth. Unfortunately, due...

19 helpful tips for going to mass this Christmas

There was a time in Ireland when mass was a weekly and even daily ritual for the vast majority of the country. But that is...

Your guide to Christmas Mass and Service times around the county

A commonly asked question this time of year is, "What time is the Christmas Mass/Service on?" To avoid confusion we've decided to publish a list...

WATCH: Laois mammy receives a brilliant Christmas surprise

Christmas is a time for family but it can be hard to get them all together. Almost every family in the county will have loved...

Fit with Brid: Some helpful tips to help you get through...

At any other time of the year a week off (or a couple of days for some poor unfortunates) would be the most relaxing...

In Pictures: Camross pub turns on the style for Christmas

Christmas is less than three weeks away and this pub in Camross is in the full swing of it already. The Camross Inn has been...

Christmas is Coming: Gerry Browne and a lifetime of selling jewellry...

First to feature on our Christmas series, I met with Gerry Browne of Browne’s Jewellers in Portlaoise to hear about his Christmas experiences. Gerry has...

Mark Doheny: 21 tips to help you survive Christmas in the...

We're in December now which means that Christmas is in full swing. And if you happen to work in an office, this can be a...

20 great pictures that show Christmas has well and truly started...

It goes without question that Portlaoise town has been prepapring for Christmas over the past few weeks. Since Halloween, shops have been out in full...

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...

Ireland’s biggest one day Christmas Market is on in Portlaoise this...

Santa will be there, the lights will be turned on and there will be over 70 stands on the Main Street in Portlaoise this...

JOB VACANCY: Christmas Pop-Up shop is looking for staff

Are you looking to make a few pound ahead of Christmas? Do you enjoy the festive cheer? A Christmas Pop-Up shop based in various shopping...