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#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...

In Pictures: Celebrating Grandparents Day in Covid times

This week, across the country, primary schools would have celebrated Grandparents Day, a now annual event. Grandparents of the pupils would have been invited into...

Work stalled at the moment but Barrow Blueway through Laois still...

Throughout the pandemic, walking, more than any other activity, has increased significantly. People of all ages have begun walking more frequently with demand for new...

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

We have learned many things and a great deal this past year. One of them has to be to appreciate the appeal of attractions and...

A Thank You from LaoisToday and a Happy New Year –...

2020 was a roller coaster of a year to say the least but we want to say Thank You to everyone who joined us...

School staff deserve huge appreciation as today marks Go raibh math...

One of the many great stories in Pat Critchley's memoir Hungry Hill involves a Sunday night of pints one summer in Portlaoise. The group out socialising ended...

Available now! LaoisToday hat and snood Christmas bundle gift set

Is there someone you have to get a present for and you're not entirely sure what to get them? Well you could do worse than...

Love Laois: A list of local restaurants now open as restrictions...

This weekend marks the next significant step in the easing of the restrictions in the run up to Christmas. The official stance as per The...

Portlaoise-based designer on leaving Poland, calling Laois home and spotting her...

I've always been in awe of those with creative talent where beautiful images seem to appear effortlessly on paper, canvas or in the case...

Machado Men’s Grooming: CEO Síle Headen on starting up, “Movember” and...

Pogonophile: One who loves or studies beards. Yes, we weren't aware of this either! This was just one nugget of information we came across after getting...

Love Laois: Our Instagram list to give you a feel good...

During these pandemic times, we are all aware of just how much our digital feeds have become anxiety-inducing with a bombardment of figures and...

Love Laois: Your really useful guide to Laois businesses selling online...

As promised, we have compiled a list of many of the Laois businesses that have had to close their doors once again BUT have...

Love Laois: Have an online element to your business? Let us...

Here we go again. Another extended period of Coronavirus restrictions that will limit where we can go, have businesses closed and many people out...

Family pride to the fore as Zach seeks crowning glory in...

In normal circumstances, some of the extended Tuohy family would have been hopping on a plane to Australia this week to watch Zach in...

Laois farming family provide the barley for first organic Irish whisky

A Laois farming family are among just six suppliers producing barley for Ireland's first organic whisky. Pat and Denis Booth from The Heath are listed...

Weekend Read: 25 years on from Emo Court coming into state...

It's arguably the most popular public attraction in Laois and last week was the 25th anniversary of Emo Court coming into state ownership. On September...

Calls for more welcoming approach signs when entering Portlaoise

Laois County Council should put in place more attractive 'Welcome to Portlaoise' signs on the main roads into the town to "enhance the aesthetics...

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

As a county, we're obviously not Kerry or Kilkenny or Dublin. We don't have countless All Irelands to our name. But we have had some...

#LoveLaois: Support local and help ensure the survival of Laois businesses

The #LoveLaois campaign is designed to encourage all those who live in Laois to think local first and support our local businesses and providers...

Laois glampsite experiences massive response after being allowed to re-open for...

Every cloud has a silver lining. The shock announcement last week that Laois was to be placed in a partial lockdown for two weeks along...

Now more than ever we need to #LoveLaois

Whatever your views on the rights and wrongs of the localised lockdown that has Laois, Offaly and Kildare having new restrictions imposed, the reality...

‘You’re Welcome’ – new brand for Laois Tourism is officially launched

The CEO of Laois County Council John Mulholland has praised the stakeholders in Laois Tourism for their "dogged pursuit of excellence" as they launched...

#LoveLaois: Class video of Sheeran’s in Coolrain will have you missing...

One of the first things to close and the last to re-open during this Coronavirus pandemic have been the pubs of the country. And the...

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

"Are we there yet?" asked the five-year-old as we approached Sheffield Cross outside Portlaoise. It's a staple question, heard by parents on fraught car journeys...