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#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...

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...