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Laois cousins discover unexploded World War I bomb at grave in...

A group of cousins from Mountmellick encountered more than they bargained for on a recent trip to France. The Conroy family, Canice, Darren, Patrick and...

Long-serving McDonald delighted to be back again as Bracken increases his...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Seamus McDonald is Fianna Fáil's longest-serving county councillor in Laois, the Rosenallis man first having...

In Pictures: The red carpet rolled out for Finding Steve-O at...

Parents, teachers and media received a red carpet welcome for the premiere of 'Finding Steve-O' at Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Mountmellick last Thursday May 23. 'Finding...

Witnesses sought following serious crash between Mountmellick and Tullamore

Gardaí at Tullamore are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious road traffic collision on the N80 Tullamore - Mountmellick road at approximately...

‘I have nightmares about it,’ Mountmellick shop-owner expresses her dread surrounding...

"I cannot sleep. If I sleep, I have nightmares. I have nightmares about it." These are the words of Assumpta Gorman, owner of O'Gormans Newsagents,...

Astronomical cost of Mountmellick footpath gets the cold shoulder

A suggestion that the Council would provide a hard shoulder instead of a proper public footpath between Debicott and the Rock School in Mountmellick...

In Pictures: Anger in Mountmellick as protest against Post Office move...

The news that An Post had confirmed they were moving their premises from the Main Street in Mountmellick to a unit adjoining McConville’s SuperValu...

In Pictures: Hope shines through at Mountmellick’s Darkness into Light event

Roughly 1,300 people took to Mountmellick GAA Grounds this morning for the annual Darkness into Light event for Pieta House. These record-breaking numbers in Acragar...

In Pictures: Local sports clubs rally around for fundraiser for Mountmellick...

Mountmellick GAA club grounds was a hive of activity on Sunday  afternoon as the local community rallied around for a young teenager who is...

Property Watch: Nine properties for sale in Mountmellick under 200,000

For this week's Property Watch, we looked to properties for sale in Mountmellick for under €200,000. These include detached, semi-detached, bungalows and two storeys. 1 Hawthorne...

Goals galore as Emo and Killeshin claim Division 1B wins

Emo 4-19 Stradbally 1-8 Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Emo moved up to joint second spot in the Division 1B table following a comfortable victory...

Sports clubs unite to hold fundraiser for Mountmellick teenager

Four Mountmellick sports clubs are coming together this weekend in an effort to raise money for a local teenager. Dillon Payne, a Junior Cert student...

Extraordinary Laois woman wins national award after coming from tragedy to...

A Laois teenager has won the special achievement award at the Garda national youth awards after showing her remarkable strength in the face of...

In Pictures: Remembering the day Feargal Quinn came to town

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to businessman and former senator Feargal Quinn, who has died at the age of 82. Mr Quinn, who...

Remember the Game: Portlaoise claim U-17 football honours in 2001

There's an amount of GAA competitions that struggle to fit into the calendar year - and the old U-17 championship was one of those...

Mountmellick CountryLife manager set to run 200km for Temple Street Children’s...

A doting dad and Mountmellick Glanbia CountryLife branch manager, Paddy Marsh, running the Ultra Marathon for Temple Street. The busy father of four is to...

In Pictures: Mountmellick’s St Patrick’s Day parade showcases what the town...

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise Mountmellick is known for its impressive parade every year on St Patrick’s Day, and this...

Property Watch: Eight properties for sale for under €150,000 in Mountmellick

For this week’s Property Watch we have chosen to take a look at properties available to buy for under €150,000 in Mountmellick. Prices here range...

New Laois pub all set to open doors for St Patrick’s...

If you are going to open a new pub what better time to do so than in time for the St Patrick’s weekend national...

Mountmellick building up for biggest dramatics of 2019

Excitement is at tipping point as the final preparations are put in place in the lead up to the 29th Annual Mountmellick Drama Festival...

In Pictures: Mountmellick celebrate 2018 success with Dinner Dance

Mountmellick surely do know how to celebrate in style. The club's hurlers received their medals after they won the Junior A championship last year at...

Slieve Bloom and Mountmellick name new hurling managers for 2019

Two Laois clubs have confirmed their managers for the 2019 season. 2018 Intermediate champions Slieve Bloom have turned to Camross native Mattie Collier to take...

Mountmellick houses to proceed after archaeological survey

The provision of new houses in Mountmellick is to proceed after a standard archaeological survey is conducted. The Council plan to build 10 new...

Laois stallion farm set to open doors to public this week

A Laois stallion farm will open its doors to racing professionals and fans on Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12, this week. Anngrove Stud in...

2018 Remembered – Laois men to do two marathons in seven...

Two Mountmellick men took on the brave challenge of two marathons in the space of a week to raise much needed funds for  bone marrow...

2018 Remembered – Devoted husband and wife pass away within hours...

In February, the people of Mountmellick were deeply saddened by the death of John Brophy and his wife Mary Brophy just hours apart. The couple,...

Laois man left speechless with €500,000 EuroMillions prize

A Laois man admitted to being dumbstruck after he discovered he had won the top EuroMillions Plus prize of €500,000 from the December 11 draw. But...

75-acre Laois farm sells for €1.15million while 21 acres goes for...

Two Laois farms were recently sold by local auctioneer Hennessy Auctioneers - with a 75-acre holding in Emo going for €1.15million, a substantial price...

Mountmellick residents receiving ‘abuse’ by motorists blocking their homes

One Laois county councillor has stated that residents are receiving abuse by people parking and blocking entrances to their homes on Patrick's Street, Mountmellick. According...

Sadness as Mountmellick bar closes down before Christmas

There was deep sadness expressed online as a Mountmellick bar announced that it was closing before the festive season. Chamber Lane Mountmellick, run by local...