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Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from Arles NS way back...

Way back in the year 2000, photographer Alf Harvey visited almost every primary school in the county for regular feature for one of the...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from Paddock NS in 2001

Look at these little faces from 20 years ago! There's just something nostalgic about looking at images from the past. They allow you to remember that...

Moment in Time: School days in The Heath NS in 2000

Talk and memories of school days always bring out the nostalgic side in all of us. And the photographic series that Alf Harvey carried out...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from Rosenallis NS in 2000

In the early years of the 2000s, the editorial team in the Laois Nationalist came up with the idea of sending photographer Alf Harvey around to...

Moment in Time: The Heath GAA celebrate at Dinner Dance in...

You might have to go all the way back to 1993 for the last time The Heath's senior footballers won a county final but...

Moment in Time: Shanahoe GAA celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2000

In September 1999 the Shanahoe hurlers won the Laois junior hurling championship with a comprehensive win over Ballypickas in the county final. It was a...

Moment in Time: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves the big...

There's nothing like a good pantomime to bring the best of out a community. Costumes, stages, lights and sound are just some of the things...

Moment in Time: Mountrath GAA awards night in 2009

When will we get nights like these again? Our dive into Alf Harvey's archives this week brings back to February 2009 and a Mountrath GAA...

Moment in Time: Rathdowney-Errill celebrate in style at Dinner Dance in...

In 2008 Rathdowney-Errill won the Laois SHC title for the second time in three years. Given that the club had only been formed in 2005...

Moment in Time: A visit to Castletown NS in 2001

Our photographs this week from Alf Harvey's archives capture his visit to Castletown NS in 2001. In the year after the turn of the Millennium,...

Moment in Time: Heineken Cup Final Party Day in Togher in...

What a day! On 23rd May 2009 Leinster made their first appearance in the Heineken Cup final at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Leinster won the match...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Charity Truck Show in 2009

Portlaoise Charity Truck Show raised close to €30,000 for Laois Down Syndrome Association at it's action packed event at Portlaoise Rugby Club grounds in...

Moment in Time: Camross Fashion Show in 2005

Camross was the venue May 11 2005, for what was described as a fantastic night of fashion and fun, when a gala fashion show...

Moment in Time: The Half-Door Club International Music and Dance Festival...

There was plenty of dancing and craic to be had over the May Bank Holiday Weekend in 2010 in Castletown when ceili fans gathered...

Moment in Time: Laois Chamber Golf Classic in 2009

Laois Chamber held its 11th Golf Classic on Friday May 8 2009 in the Heath Golf Club. Businesses turned out in great numbers in support...

Moment in Time: Laois ICA Fashion Show wows the crowds in...

These ladies certainly knew how to put on a good show. The Laois Federation ICA modeled a Spring collection in April 2005, much to the...

Moment in Time: Dunamaise Arts Centre celebrates 10 years in 2009

The Dunamaise Arts Centre kick started its 10th anniversary celebrations during the May Bank holiday weekend in 2009. There was free spectacular festivities featuring a...

Moment in Time: Abbeyleix South NS opening in 2012

In 1843 Abbeyleix South National School opened its doors to local children. 169 years later, Bishop Michael Burrows opened the new state of the art...

Moment in Time: The Stars of our Bars final in 2010

Talent from across Laois was showcased at the Stars of our Bars final which took place in Grellan Delaneys on April 23 2010. A huge...

Moment in Time: Castletown celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2004

There was a time there when the Castletown hurlers ruled the landscape of Laois hurling, their story of dominance during the late 90s and...

Moment in Time: Brilliant pictures from Laois Rose 2010

Sixteen of Laois's most talented ladies took to the stage on April 8 2010 to become the Laois Rose for 2010. But only one could...

Moment in Time: Huge crowd at Durrow Vintage Show in 2009

Almost 3,000 people, a larger crowd than anticipated, attended the annual Durrow Vintage Display and there was up to 1,800 exhibitors. People began arriving early...

Moment in Time: The Young Voice of Laois Final in 2012

The Young Voice of Laois Final took place in the Castle Arms Hotel in Durrow in April 2012. In its third year, the new Young Voice...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise GAA versus Portlaoise Rugby Club in boxing...

The ballroom of the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel now the Midlands Park Hotel was transformed into a Las Vegas style boxing arena on April 1...

Moment in Time: Rathdowney panto group celebrate 25 years with successful...

Rathdowney panto group celebrated 25 years with one of their most successful shows in early April 2011. With 140 cast members, 'Pack Up Your Troubles'...

Moment in Time: Laois musicians shine at music showcase in 2010

Some very talented Laois musicians took to the stage of Portlaoise early April 2010 as part of the Laois Music Showcase. Crowds flocked to see...

Moment in Time: The official opening of Mountrath CS in 2010

After many years of planning and building and weeks of preparation the day finally arrived for Mountrath Community School to celebrate it's official opening...

Moment In Time: Some great pictures from Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance in...

Some great photos here! Rathdowney-Errill held their dinner dance in March 2011 in The Templemore Arms Hotel and what a night it was. They celebrated Laois...

Moment In Time: Prizes galore at National Handwriting Awards 2009

The National Handwriting Awards took place in 2009 in it's 17th year at the Teachers Centre in Portlaoise. The competition was open to all national...

Moment In Time: Great photos from the 2010 Graiguecullen and Killeshin...

Today we look back at the 2010 Graiguecullen and Killeshin parades. People lined the streets as the Graiguecullen parade made it's way from the town...