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From the Archives – Talking Music: The Electrix talk adrenaline, drummers...

This interview as orginally published on LaoisToday in March 2018.  The Electrix are an award-winning band with a wealth of experience within the Irish music...

From the Archives: Talking Music: Brian O’Mahoney on touring Germany, supporting...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in May 2020.  Brian O'Mahoney is a well-known local musician who has played in a number of bands,...

From the Archives – Forty years of local, national and international...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in 2018 following Larry O'Loughlin's retirement from Teagasc after a varied 40-year career. Things were very different when...

From the Archives – Wired with Whelan: Celebrating the great Jim...

This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan's book celebrating 40 years in Journalism, published in 2018. It is available...

Down Memory Lane Podcast: Champions League drama, Ian Robertson and the...

1999 was another eventful year both locally, nationally and internationally. Who’ll ever forget Manchester Utd’s treble winning season and in particular their incredibly dramatic Champions...

From the Archives – ‘Battle of Aughrim’ referee remembers the most...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in November 2020.  Aughrim. 1986. Laois v Wicklow. There are few days in Laois GAA history that stand out...

From the Archives – Laois footballer makes Wicklow trip memorable for...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in June 2017 after Laois played Wicklow in the All Ireland Football Qualifiers.  A young Laois supporter will...

From the Archives – When Laois band Pogueology brought the house...

Portlaoise band Pogueology made their Electric Picnic debut in the early hours of Saturday morning. But their gig had to be cancelled after just 15 minutes...

From the Archives – Remembering Laois’s 30 Hottest Men from 2017!

It was the list that almost crashed the LaoisToday site.  Back in the summer of 2017, someone in the office came up with the bright...

From the Archives – Great memories from 2003 Cumann na mBunscol...

The 2003 Cumann na mBunscol football finals threw up its usual share of thrilling action and future stars. Killenard continued their proud record by beating...

From the Archives – Referendum Watch: How Laois-Offaly voted in the...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in the lead up the referendum that year on the 8th Amendment.  In less than a month, the...
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From the Archives – WATCH: Magic scenes as Laois claim league...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday before the All Ireland Qualifier game between Laois and Monaghan in 2018.  For a generation of Laois GAA...

From the Archives – Weekend Read: The story of the Portarlington...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in August 2020 as part of National Heritage Week.  In September 2019, local media highlighted an online campaign...

From the Archives – When a Laois group of friends stayed...

This piece was orginally published on LaoisToday in September 2017 after that year's Electric Picnic.  The things people do at Electric Picnic have to be...

From the Archives – Our selection of Laois’s Top 25 tweeters,...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in January 2021. In the early days of LaoisToday back in 2017, we picked out Laois's Top 25...

Remembering Laois’s role in the famous 1918 General Election

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on December 14, the centenary of the historic 1918 election.  It was the final election to include the whole...

From the Archives – The importance of keeping alive our unique...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in April 2021. Banjaxed. Bockety. Making a bags of it. Foostering. Ructions. Me auld segotia. If you said those...

County Final Memory: Clonad claim famous success in 1992

Clonad 0-16 Portlaoise 2-7 1992 Laois SHC Final From 1976 to 1991 only two clubs won the Laois senior hurling championship: Camross and Portlaoise. In 1992, however,...
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From the Archives – Remembering 10 fine Laois football wins in...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in June of last year ahead of the Division 2 relegation game against Down.  There can be a...

From the Archives – Pat Critchley: Remembering the Portlaoise Fire Brigade...

This piece by Pat Critchley was originally published in his book Hungry Hill and later on LaoisToday in July 2017 The members of the Fire...

From the Archives – Hillman Hunters, Fork Suppers, Pint Bottles and...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in March 2018 and was written by Cllr Tom Mulhall, whose family home is beside the Montague Hotel A...

From the Archives – The best places for Laois people to...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in 2018.  Valentine’s Day. No matter if you love it or hate it, you just can’t avoid it. And...

From the Archives: 11 Talking Points from the 2020 General Election...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday after Day 1 of the 2020 General Election count in Laois-Offaly. Every so often an election throws up...

From the Archives: On the Canvass – Cold night but warm...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on January 30 ahead of the 2020 General Election.  It's a bitterly cold Tuesday evening in Portlaoise but...

From the Archives: Sore feet and walking home – Laois farmers...

This story was published on LaoisToday in March 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the massive National Farmers Association protest.   The surviving Laois members...

From the Archives – Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday archives in the run up to the 2020 General Election. As this year is the 40th anniversary of...

From the Archives – In Pictures: Big names turn out for...

October 2018 saw the launch of Portlaoise's newest, most stylish venue.  Lilly's is establishing itself as a key feature of main street Portlaoise, with business...

From the Archives – A remarkable tale of how one Laois...

The people of Timahoe heroically came to the rescue of three Electric Picnic goers in September 2018 after their campervan broke down in the...

From the Archives – A list of powerful Laois GAA women...

We love a good list here in LaoisToday.  This one in 2018 was all about the women who make the GAA tick in Laois.  And it...

From the Archives – How Abbeyleix man Eugene Fennelly played a...

Back March, we spoke to Abbeyleix native Eugene Fennelly who recalled how he played a staggering 200 holes of golf in one day. 200 holes,...