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Christmas lights and carols as Durrow to host artisan food and...

Durrow should be a hive of activity this Sunday, November 28, for the Laois Artisan Food and Craft Market. Showcasing the best of Irish artisan...

Three ‘significant’ housing projects approved to bring 103 new homes to...

Approval has been granted for three housing projects in Laois by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The three projects, in Portlaoise, Durrow...

Moment in Time: Durrow’s High Nelly World Record effort in 2011

When they do things in Durrow, they tend to do them in style. There's no better community in Laois for organising quirky, large scale events...

Durrow Leafy Loop added to National Walk’s Scheme as part of...

The Durrow Leafy Loop has been included under the Government’s Walk’s Scheme. The 23km trail is one of 31 new trails to be added to...

Permanent outdoor structures for two Laois towns following government funding of...

Laois County Council have been allocated €161,794 under Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme. Hynd’s Square in Portlaoise has been allocated €129,446 while Durrow will...

Up and Coming: Meet the Durrow twins who turned a much...

The pandemic has taken so much away – but it has brought out the very best in some young Laois people. Our new series ‘Up...

Talking Sport Podcast: Road trip to Durrow for County Final preview...

After so long being cooped up in offices and looking at each other on Zoom calls, the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast went on a...

Why one corner of Laois will be fully behind Team GB...

The Tokyo Olympics are in full swing on the other side of the world and the games are now into their final week. Track cycling...

‘Seeing children standing in the rain is sad’ – Councillor calls...

A Laois County Councillor has requested that a bus shelter be erected at Sean Doire in Durrow. At a recent meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...

Fifty Seven Boutique in Durrow celebrates 2nd anniversary this weekend with...

Fifty Seven Boutique Durrow marks their 2nd Anniversary with a flash sale this weekend. Two years ago this weekend Fifty Seven Boutique opened the doors...

Calls for car park to be constructed in Laois village as...

A call has been made for Laois County Council to investigate the possibility of erecting a car park in a Laois village. Independent Cllr Ollie...

TFI Local Link Laois-Offaly announce details of new bus service connecting...

TFI (Transport for Ireland) Local Link Laois-Offaly have announced details of the new 858 service connecting Portlaoise to Thurles, which will operate Monday to...

Three Laois playgrounds to share in €30,000 grant for upgrade works

€30,000 in funding under the Local Authorities Play and Recreation Grant to support outdoor play as part of the Summer of Play initiative has...

Sadness at death of Carmel Murphy, former proprietor of Castle Arms...

The death has occurred of Carmel Murphy, the former proprietor of the Castle Arms Hotel in Durrow. Mrs Murphy, who was in her 91st year,...

Planning granted for extension to popular Laois restaurant

Bowe's Foodhall and Café in Durrow is one of the most popular eating establishments in the county and they have recently been granted planning...

‘Never give waste for disposal to unlicensed operator’

Donal Brennan, Director of Services at Laois County Council, has urged the public not to use unlicensed waste collectors. Mr Brennan was speaking at this...

‘There will be a fatality and it will be said to...

The ongoing issue of wild deer on the main road between Abbeyleix and Durrow was raised once again at this week's Portlaoise Municipal District...

Tidy Towns and GAA clubs to come together for ‘community clean-up’...

Community spirit will be alive and well in Laois this weekend as local Tidy Towns groups and GAA clubs come together. On Saturday March 6,...

‘Children really thrive when in a routine’ says Laois woman behind...

Amy Huberman, Vogue Williams and Sofie Skehan are among the 13,000 followers of the Stay Home Play Instagram account set up by Durrow woman...

Widespread disappointment as three Bank of Ireland branches in Laois to...

Three Laois branches of Bank of Ireland are among the 88 branches set to close following an announcement by the company this morning. Mountrath, Durrow...

Sadness in Durrow and Cullohill communities at the death of Larry...

There was sadness in the Cullohill and Durrow areas this week with the death of one of the community's highly-respected members Larry Mahony. Aged in...

Laois pub faces closure after licence renewal application rejected

A Laois pub faces closure after its application for a licence renewal was rejected last week. Lennon's Bar, in Durrow in Laois, saw their application...

Starnes girls star on TG4 – but miss out on final...

Ever since the first lockdown way back in March, Durrow sisters Allana and Abbey Starnes have been entertaining the masses with their singing on...

LaoisToday Podcast: Bernard O’Shea on growing up in Laois, his new...

In the latest LaoisToday Podcast interview, Steven Miller is joined by well-known comedian Bernard O'Shea who discusses growing up in Laois, his new book,...

Calls for repair works in Mountrath as noise of passing lorries...

The noise of passing lorries hitting a 'bad patch in the road' is keeping people awake at night - a meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick...

Fence needs be erected following ‘serious incidents’ involving deer on busy...

Laois County Councillor John Joe Fennelly has called on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to erect a fence on the Abbeyleix/Durrow road following a number of...

Moment in Time: Some quality photos from Durrow’s Strictly Come Dancing...

When the Durrow and Cullohill communities come together to put on a show, they generally do so in some style. And so it was in...

Huge sum of money raised for Laois man’s family following tragic...

The tight-knit community of Durrow was stunned in September 2019 with the sad death of Shane Walsh, a young man in his early 30s,...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix Bog walk and Bike Week in Ratheniska, Portlaoise...

As we all adjust to the new normal of living alongside Covid-19, there are many things we cannot do at the moment. Around now, photographers...

Moment in Time: Durrow says ‘Howya’ with their 2009 festival

All this week, Durrow should have been alive with their latest Scarecrow Festival. Alas, it wasn't to be. For the week that's in it though, we...