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Shock at sudden passing of Jim Whelehan in Timahoe

There is widespread shock at the death of Jim Whelehan, a native of Killenard but a long-time resident of Timahoe where he has been...

McCausland leads the way as Holy Family see off Killenard for...

Holy Family 1-11 Killenard 0-5 Division 6 Boys Shield Holy Family were crowned Division 6 Shield champions after a dominant display against Killenard in today’s decider....

Hughes, Twomey, Turley and Donoher to the fore as Killenard defeat...

Killenard 3-15 Mountmellick 2-6 Division 1 Boys Shield An excellent display of shooting saw Killenard defeat Mountmellick in the Division 1 Shield final this afternoon. Oliver Hughes,...

Joy for Holy Family as they see off Killenard in extra...

Holy Family 2-12 Killenard 2-10 Division 1 Girls Shield In as good a Cumann na mBunscol game as you are likely to see, Holy Family came...

‘Are they more important in Portlaoise than out the country?’

News that Laois County Council won't be providing footpath/cycle lanes from two Laois villages to the nearby GAA grounds was met with considerable frustration...

Cunnane on the double as Killenard see off Emo for camogie...

Killenard 4-2 Emo 1-2 Division 3 Camogie Championship The footballers of Emo and O'Dempsey's have played out some big battles over the years but it was...

Dowling’s Gala in Killenard celebrates one year in business this weekend

Setting up in business at the back end of a global pandemic was no easy feat. But Colm and Lynda Dowling, who took the brave...

Unpredictable power outages in Killenard area continues to cause frustration

Residents in Killenard have been left continuously frustrated over unpredictable power outages in the area. The issue was a raised at a recent meeting in...

A mean defence and an accurate attack sees Killenard crowned Division...

Killenard 5-9 Killeshin 0-4 Division 1 Boys Championship  Killenard National School have been crowned the top boys team in Laois as they won the Division 1...

‘Families left devastated as major delay hits Laois housing project’ says...

The negative impact of the budget measure to impose a 10% levy on blocks and concrete products is already being felt according to Independent...

County Council to investigate the possibility of constructing a 1.4km cyle...

Laois County Council is to investigate the possibility of constructing a 1.4km cycle path and walkway in the county. Fine Gael Councillor PJ Kelly put...

Sadness and shock in Killenard and surrounding areas at sudden death...

The community of Killenard was stunned this week with the shock and sudden passing of Alan Kavanagh. Only in his late 30s, Mr Kavanagh was...

Planning permission sought for 99 new homes and a creche in...

A major housing development is on the cards for a Laois village. Plans have been submitted to Laois County Council to construct 99 new homes...

The Thatch in Killenard is re-opening for take-away food and drink...

The Muldowney family of The Thatch Pub, Killenard, Portarlington are delighted to announce that this Friday we will be re-opening for take-away food and...

‘It’s amazing the impact that teachers have’ says Laois man set...

The influence and importance that teachers have on their students should never be underestimated and this was highlighted recently by Michael Egan, the Killenard...

Laois school launch ‘100k for €100k’ fundraiser in aid of new...

A Laois school is hoping to build a brand new astroturf pitch plus running track and has relaunched a fundraiser that they began earlier...

Property Watch: From €320,000 to €700,000 – five homes currently for...

The Killenard property market has been quite a significant one over the last number of years. The addition of a number of developments has meant...

Grant of €50,000 received following successful connection of Laois house estate...

The residents of Killenard Lodge have had a troubled history with their water supply since the estate was completed. The estate's water previoysly came from...

Laois hotel manager expresses frustration at lockdown measures

Ger Alley, the General Manager of The Heritage hotel in Killenard has expressed his frustration and disappointment at the lockdown measures imposed on Laois,...

Laois brothers who died in Tipperary drowning tragedy named

The two Laois men who died in a diving tragedy in Portroe in Tipperary today have been named locally as Fergus and Philip Brophy...

In Pictures: Stunning Killenard property goes on the market for €1.1...

A 4,500 square foot home on The Heritage resort in Killenard has come on the market with a €1.1 million price tag. The house, No...

Anticipation builds ahead of annual charity ball in Killenard

One of the highlights of the local social calendar is set to return to The Heritage in Killenard this Friday night, February 28, for...

Laois Abroad: From Killenard to Indianapolis via New York City

Paul Flynn from Killenard has been living in Indianapolis, the capital city of Indiana, in the USA for the last eight years, having lived...

Laois teacher launches new Junior Cert Home Economics cookbook

Some teachers go over and above - and that's something Portlaoise College teacher Julie Cunneen has done by publishing a cook book for Junior...

Big battle in store in Kildare South as Laois and Offaly...

This day three weeks we'll almost certainly be near the end of the General Election count - and from a Laois point of view...

The Heritage unveil new €3 million refurbishment and rebranding in glittering...

The Heritage, formerly The Heritage Killenard, completed its €3 million investment, unveiling new refurbishment and rebrand in a ravishing event last night. Special guests from...

Property Watch: The five most expensive properties currently for sale in...

This week for Property Watch, we take a look at some of the most pricey properties the county has to offer. And they range in...

Sadness in Killenard and Portarlington areas following death of Mick Terrett

There was sadness in the Killenard and Portarlington areas this week following the sudden death of Mick Terrett. Mick worked in JJ Behan's, Bord na...

Laois man takes over as General Manager of The Heritage Hotel...

  A Laois man has recently been appointed as General Manager of the 5 Star Heritage Hotel and Spa in Killenard. Ger Alley from Durrow began...

Heritage Hotel in Killenard has been sold for €9m

The five-star Heritage Hotel in Killenard has been acquired by FBD Hotels & Resorts for around €9m. FBD Hotels and Resorts runs four hotels in...