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Christmas is Coming: Frankie Horan is all laughs despite busy hair-dressing...

Hairdressers are probably one of the busiest businesses in the final days in the lead up to Christmas. This week I found myself in Frankie's...

New to the Area: Leaving Greece to set up business in...

Greek native Chris Sempos is the subject of this week's New to the Area interview as he tells us how he left behind his...

In Pictures: Mountmellick Christmas Outdoor Market a real success

The Mountmellick Christmas Outdoor Market took place on Sunday and it proved a roaring success. Just a few weeks ago, large parts of Mountmellick were...

Mountmellick flood defences must not flood Portarlington, council hears

Any flood defence measures in Mountmellick cannot cause ‘adverse’ flooding in Portarlington, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. This was the advice from...

Tyrone legend Mickey Harte in Mountmellick this weekend for Bank of...

Legendary Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte is the star attraction at the Mountmellick Enterprise Town Sports and Community Expo this coming Saturday, an event...

Death occurs of Nancy Moloney, mother of former Laois TD John

The death has occurred of Anne (Nancy) Moloney in Mountmellick, mother of former Laois Fianna Fail TD and Junior Minister John Moloney. The Moloney family...

Remember the Game: Mountmellick and Ballyfin do battle in U-21 football...

Back in 2003 at this time of year we were in U-21 season too, the last competitions of the year in hurling and football...

Last adult GAA title to be decided comes with a strong...

Storm Brian may have other plans, but the last Laois GAA adult final of the year takes place on Sunday in the Training Centre...

Gardaí investigate incident involving iron bar

A man had a lucky escape when he narrowly avoided being hit by an iron bar in the early hours of Sunday morning in...

Challoner lands the winner as Mountmellick claim hurling double

Mountmellick 2-6 Rosenallis 1-8  Laois Shopping Centre JHC 'C' Final Two neighbouring clubs enjoying a great hurling year met in O'Moore Park in the Laois JHC 'C'...

Mountmellick man wins Connemara Pony ‘World Cup’

A Mountmellick man who won two highly prestigious titles at the Connemara Pony Festival described it as ‘like winning the World Cup’. Paddy Kearns, from...

Celebrations for Mountmellick as they claim Junior B hurling title

Mountmellick 4-18 Camross 1-9 Laois Shopping Centre Junior B Hurling Championship Final Mountmellick are now back in the Junior A grade after comprehensively beating Camross this...

€33,000 Mountmellick Darkness into Light cheque presented to Pieta House

Last night Mountmellick Darkness into Light presented the phenomenal €33,000 cheque they raised this year to Pieta House. 2,000 people took part in this year's...

In Pictures: A stylish affair at the Mountmellick CS debs

There was plenty of glitz and glam at the Mountmellick Community School debs on Monday evening. Mothers and fathers came armed with umbrellas and jackets...

This Laois Hen Party should get an award for their brilliant...

You have to hand it to this group of women that set off from Mountmellick today for a Hen Party in Carrick-on-Shannon. Mary Rose Melia...

Goals key as Mountmellick book place in hurling county final

Mountmellick 5-12 Kyle 1-7 Laois Shopping Centre JHC 'B' Semi-final The Mountmellick hurlers have a county final to look forward to after they got the better...

In Pictures: Family Fun Day in Mountmellick

Over 150 people attended the Family Fun Day organised by the Mountmellick Youth Development Centre (MYDC) on Saturday July 29. The Fun Day was held...

Mountmellick man hopes to make it big in LA

George Blue moved from Mountmellick to LA in June of this year to pursue a career in modelling. "People told me I had a lot...

Tributes paid to former Mountmellick garage owner

The death occurred recently of a well-known and popular garage owner in Mountmellick, Padraig Scully. The late Mr Scully passed to his eternal reward, in...

The inside story of Mountmellick’s yarn bombers

Have you ever drove through Mountmellick on a bright July day and wonder where all the woolly decorations came from? I was one of...

Laois GAA vice-chairman in serious war of words with club delegate

The Laois County Board Vice-Chairman launched a blistering attack on a County Board delegate at last night's meeting. Sean Mortimer, while speaking about the state...

Road closed in Mountmellick following accident

The N80 at Twomilebridge in Mountmellick is closed following a road traffic accident. An ESB pole is currently down on the road and there has...

Mountmellick remembers Martin McGuinness

The 1916-2016 Memorial in Mountmellick played host to a Peoples' tribute to the late Martin McGuinness on Saturday, July 15. Scottish bagpipe player John Geoghegan...

Iceland on the cards for Mountmellick family after GAA Lotto win

GAA club lottos are held up and down the country and invariably you'll see the update - 'No Winner this week'. Well that wasn't the...

Mountmellick see off Courtwood to claim Division 2 title

Brought to you in association with The Final Furlong Mountmellick 1-10 Courtwood 0-9 ACFL Division 2 Final Mountmellick got the better of Courtwood in O'Moore Park this evening...

LIVE BLOG: ACFL Division 1A and 2 finals

The last of this year's club league finals take place in O'Moore Park this evening. First, Courwood take on Mountmellick in the ACFL Division 2...

Courtwood face Mountmellick in controversial ACFL Division 2 final

Brought to you in association with The Final Furlong ACFL Division 2 Final Courtwood and Mountmellick will contest the ACFL Division 2 final in O’Moore Park this...

Mountmellick Heritage Society plan ahead to next project

The next meeting of the Mountmellick Heritage Society will take place on Monday, July 17, at 8pm in the Druid Inn. Everyone is welcome to attend...

Laois GAA to rule on hurling league final that failed to...

Laois GAA's Competitions Control Committee (CCC) will meet next Monday night to rule on the controversial ACHL Division 3 final between Mountmellick and Ballypickas...

Michael Onalimi needs your vote

Mountmellick man Michael Onalimi is in with a chance of winning a Nissan Generation jeep to use for the next week. He has been nominated...