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Shine in Emo Court is set to kick start an incredible...

Up to 5,000 people are expected to descend on Emo Court this Saturday for the inaugural Shine event, a trade-fair style extravaganza that has...

#LoveLaois: New natural play area on Blueway in Vicarstown sure to...

The development of a Blueway track from Athy to Rathangan is almost fully complete - though large sections have been in use since last...

#LoveLaois: A selection of some of our favourite spots around the...

Over the past year, the LaoisToday team has driven the #LoveLaois concept, a way of celebrating the best and most beautiful spots our county...

#LoveLaois: Coolrain playground – a gem of a facility in a...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in June of last year.  County Councils generally come in for some easy criticism but they certainly deserve credit...

#LoveLaois: Grantstown Lake – a lovely, gentle loop between Ballacolla and...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in June 2021. All over Laois there are numerous walking routes that have experienced more footfall over...

#LoveLaois: Abbeyleix Bog Walk – a highly-recommended experience

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on July 4 last year. All through this blasted pandemic we've walked through various woods, hills and mountains -...

#LoveLaois: Dysart Woods – hilly, scenic and adjacent to Laois’s most...

This piece was originally published in May of this year so references to bluebells will be out of date. But it's still a good...

#LoveLaois: Lovely Vicarstown – walking routes, bike hire and a Blueway...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on May 9 of this year. On the face of it, the small village of Vicarstown is like...

#LoveLaois: Oaghaval Woods near Stradbally – spectacular forestry, great trails, picnic...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on May 2, 2021.  While we may not have the mountainous landscape of Kerry or Galway or quick access...

#LoveLaois: The Ridge of Capard – boardwalk, the stony man and...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on April 25 of this year. There have been many things over the past year worth complaining about but...

Weekend Read: 10 reasons to be positive in Laois as new...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in January 2020, before that year's General Election and the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. Because of that...

#LoveLaois: A selection of some of our favourite spots around the...

Over the past year, the LaoisToday team has driven the #LoveLaois concept, a way of celebrating the best and most beautiful spots our county...

#LoveLaois: Abbeyleix Bog Walk – a highly-recommended experience

All through this blasted pandemic we've walked through various woods, hills and mountains - though locally one of the most satisfying is the bog...

#LoveLaois: Solas Eco Garden Centre – ‘We really think we’ve built...

When you sit down and chat with David Maher and John Carey, the two men behind the hugely impressive new garden centre in the...

#LoveLaois: Derryounce Lakes – a budding tourist destination that is proving...

For this week’s #LoveLaois, we made a trip out to Derryounce Lakes which is located just outside of Portarlington. While technically the lakes are actually...

#LoveLaois: Coolrain playground – a gem of a facility in a...

County Councils generally come in for some easy criticism but they certainly deserve credit in Laois for the number and quality of the local...

John Whelan: Timahoe – a towering example of the delights on...

This piece by John Whelan originally appeared on his Vanhalla - Camper Heaven blog earlier this year.  We have learned many things and a great...

#LoveLaois: Grantstown Lake – a lovely, gentle loop between Ballacolla and...

All over Laois there are numerous walking routes that have experienced more footfall over the past year than in any previous 12-month period. One such...

#LoveLaois: Is your business re-opening with outdoor dining next week? Let...

The weather is getting better, the summer holidays are on their way and the Coronavirus restrictions are easing again thankfully. From next Monday, June 7,...

#LoveLaois: Brittas Lake Loop – stunning foliage, friendly ducks and mucky...

For this week's Love Laois, we made a trip out to Brittas Wood in Clonaslee to do the Brittas Lake Loop. The loop starts just...

#LoveLaois: Dysart Woods – hilly, scenic and adjacent to Laois’s most...

Last week, we focussed on a wooded area on one side of Portlaoise and now we've moved in the opposite direction. From Togher Woods, our...

#LoveLaois: Local tourism chairperson picks her favourite spots in Laois

One of the positive things of the past year has been people's renewed appreciation of the many great amenities right on our doorstop. Over the...

#LoveLaois: Togher Woods – flat, scenic and just on the edge...

For the 20,000+ people living in Portlaoise, there was very few of them didn't make their way out to Togher Woods at some stage...

#LoveLaois: Lovely Vicarstown – walking routes, bike hire and a Blueway...

On the face of it, the small village of Vicarstown is like so many other Irish rural areas that has lost services over the...

#LoveLaois: ‘Glamping under the Stars’ – an experience to be recommended

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in July of 2020. Since then there have been further restrictions placed on the hospitality industry though they...

#LoveLaois: Oaghaval Woods near Stradbally – spectacular forestry, great trails, picnic...

While we may not have the mountainous landscape of Kerry or Galway or quick access to the sea, there is no shortage of beautiful...

New cafe to open at popular Glenbarrow Falls ahead of tearooms...

Coffee is the order of the day all over the country - and a hugely popular Laois beauty spot is to get a new...

Thirteen of the best walking trails Laois has to offer

As we said goodbye to the 5km rule and hello to the ability to explore our lovely little county again - we've been keeping...

#LoveLaois: The Ridge of Capard – boardwalk, the stony man and...

There have been many things over the past year worth complaining about but one collective positive is that the travel restrictions have focussed people...

#LoveLaois: Remembering nine magical days for Laois teams in Croke Park

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in August 2020. As a county, we're obviously not Kerry or Kilkenny or Dublin. We don't have countless All...