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Some really useful pointers if you’re hitting the road in Ireland...

There's scarcely a tourist spot in the country that John Whelan doesn't know about. As camper van owner and enthusiast as well as a travel...

Gearing up to hit the road again as summer stretches out...

If you go for a drive anywhere these days you're almost certain to see a number of campervans on the road, either going to...

LaoisToday Podcast: John Whelan of Vanhalla.ie on his camper van conversion...

On this week's LaoisToday Podcast, we're joined by John Whelan, camper van enthusiast and the man behind the Vanhalla.ie blog. A former newspaper editor and...

‘A golden opportunity – I can think of a number of...

The past year has seen an explosion in people buying or converting motor homes and if you went about trying to hire one at...

John Whelan: Celebrating the great Jim Yorke, a photographer who excelled...

This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan's book celebrating 40 years in Journalism. It originally appeared on LaoisToday in...

Weekend Read: Laois and midlands crying out for camping facilities

Laois is crying out for improved camping facilities. The dogs on the street are barking it. It is not a problem, but rather a great...

LaoisToday columnist and journalist set to appear on popular RTE Radio...

LaoisToday political columnist and journalist, John Whelan will appear on The Late Debate tonight, Wednesday, March 4. The RTE Radio 1 flagship current affairs programme...

Weekend Read: A campervan conversion is not just for Easter

Easter traditionally marks the start of the new camping season. The evenings are longer, the weather is improving and the campsites which had been in...

In Pictures: Magical garden setting for book lovers at The Pantry

The seasonal setting had all the mystic and magic of a romantic hideaway, and on this occasion it was book lovers who were converging...

High praise at Dublin launch of local author’s new book

Growing Pains and Growing Up the new book by John Whelan and published by LaoisToday is continuing to enchant, entertain and earn high praise. The...

In Pictures: John Whelan launches new book celebrating 40 years in...

Forty years is a mighty long time and it's that significant milestone that was the inspiration for John Whelan to put together a collection...

Laois man John Whelan launches new book on life in the...

Journalist, editor, author, former Senator, LaoisToday columnist, guest radio presenter John Whelan has added another string to his bow by launching his new book,...

LaoisToday columnist joins presidential candidate’s media team

Laois Today columnist and former Labour Senator John Whelan has confirmed that he is working on Gavin Duffy's Presidential election campaign team. The journalist, broadcaster...

Two Laois authors set to launch books at upcoming Leaves Festival

  Two Laois authors are set to officially launch their books at the upcoming Laois Leaves Festival of Writing and Music. Helen Cullen and John Whelan will...

The Rainbow People of Ballyhupahaun celebrated in 25 year anniversary this...

Picture this. It's 1993 and you just hear word that hundreds of people with dreadlocks and florescent clothes and 'flower power' messages and ban-the-bomb...

Vanhalla – Camper Heaven, a fun new blog from local writer...

Vanhalla - Camper Heaven, is the novel new Blog from Laois Today columnist, John Whelan. A clever word play on Valhalla, the blog, as the...

Mystery still surrounds U2’s cancelled Portlaoise gig

As the snow settles on the St Patrick’s weekend celebrations spare a thought for U2 fans in Laois who had been looking forward to...

LaoisToday columnist is back on the air

Laois Today columnist, current affairs commentator and media adviser John Whelan is back on the air this week. He slots in to the hot seat...

Deeply unpopular but constituency changes means Laois will be boring no...

Charlie Flanagan says it is "cackhanded", "inexplicable" and "wholly unsatisfactory". Sean Fleming says it is "most unfair" and "unjustified". Brian Stanley says they've "made...

New radio role for LaoisToday columnist John Whelan

LaoisToday columnist John Whelan continues to broaden his media credentials and is due to turn radio broadcaster this week. The journalist, editor, author and former...

Wired with Whelan: Bord na Móna can sod off if they...

Ho ro the rattlin’ bog The bog down in the valley-o And in that bog There was a… We are Bogmen! That includes you too girls, just...

Wired with Whelan: The Picnic is the best thing since sliced...

A 747 for Jackson Browne, They had to build a special runway just to get him down. Before the Chieftains could start to play, Seven creamy pints...

Wired with Whelan: Stop bitching about Paddy’s Day – the world...

St Patrick was a gentleman he came from dacent people He built a church in Dublin Town and on in put a steeple His father was...

Lambing season well underway as Cosby Hall welcomes arrivals

Lambing is well and truly underway as these photos from Cosby Hall over the weekend show. These photographs were sent to us by John Whelan...

Wired with Whelan: Neutrality is a luxury you can no longer...

Neutrality is a luxury you can no longer afford We will fight them on the beaches, We will fight them on the streets, We will fight them...