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Pedestrian crossing for Laois town and calls to resurface road near...

A brand new pedestrian crossing is on the way to a Laois town. Laois County Council, at the request of Independent Cllr James Kelly, will...

Minor hurling glory for Mountrath as they see off Ballinakill-Ballypickas

Mountrath 1-14 Ballinakill-Ballypickas 1-8 Midland Park Hotel MHC 'B' Final Mountrath have been crowned Minor ‘B’ hurling champions after a well-deserved victory over Ballinakill-Ballypickas in the...

Property Watch: Five properties currently for sale in Mountrath

On this week's Property Watch, we're taking a look at what is available for sale in the county town of Mountrath. Mountrath is ideally located...

Laois café features on Virgin Media’s #BackingBusiness initiative

The Cosy Café in Mountrath has been unveiled as one of the latest companies to be featured as part of Virgin Media’s #BackingBusiness initiative. The...

Strong second half sees Camross outclass Mountrath

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Camross 1-19 Mountrath 2-6 Laois Shopping Centre PIHC Round 2 A strong second-half showing from Camross saw...

County Final Memory: Mountrath beat neighbours Trumera to claim intermediate hurling...

Mountrath 1-12 Trumera 1-9 2001 Laois IHC Final All across Laois there are different rivalries that come to the fore at different times. In 2001, Mountrath and...

Laois towns to get over €100,000 under Town and Village Covid...

Four Laois towns will benefit from new Covid-19 supports under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Abbeyleix, Mountrath, Mountmellick and Portarlington will share €107,500 under...

Moment in Time: St Aengus host last awards night before the...

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on May 28, 2009, when St Aengus Post Primary School in Mountrath held their last...

Clonaslee on form to record big win over Mountrath

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Clonaslee 1-20 Mountrath 0-11 Laois Shopping Centre Premier IHC Round 1 Clonaslee St Manman’s have opened their...

Deep shock and sadness following the sudden passing of popular Laois...

There is deep shock and sadness following the sudden passing of a popular Laois publican over the weekend. Slieve Bloom native Tom, who owns Tom...

One that got away on Mountrath in 2009 as Clough-Ballacolla ride...

In almost every championship-winning campaign, especially for clubs making a big breakthrough, there's always one hugely significant moment. On this occasion, had things worked out...

10 things you’ll remember if you went to school in the...

The Brigidine Convent in Mountrath no longer operates a girls secondary school as it amalgamated with Ballyfin College and Mountrath Vocational School in 2010...

WATCH: Community comes together to give young Laois girl ‘a birthday...

This is really lovely. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed just about every aspect of our lives – and how we celebrate birthdays is no different. Yesterday,...

Death occurs of Laois priest who served as Monsignor in Dublin...

The death has occurred of Monsignor John Fitzpatrick, a Mountrath man who worked in the Dublin diocese for many years but who had retired...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from the Mountrath St Patrick’s...

The outbreak of Coronavirus across the world has meant the widespread cancellation of almost all public gatherings. But it’s still St Patrick’s Day this week...

Local primary school awarded at renowned Robotics competition

400 primary school children from across the region descended on Institute of Technology Carlow last Friday to participate in the VEX IQ Robotics competition. St....

Clonaslee and Mountrath St Patrick’s Day parades the latest to be...

The Clonaslee St Patrick's Day parade has been cancelled in line with parades all over the country amid fears of a further spread of...

In Pictures: Go Grease Lighting! First ever musical in Mountrath CS...

The opening night of Mountrath Community School’s first ever musical took place yesterday March 5 and continued March 6 with a final production tonight,...

Mountrath CS final rehearsals underway for first ever musical

Mountrath Community School’s first ever musical is taking place this week on March 5, 6 and 7. Rehearsals began in September and this week will...

Sand bags, stress and sympathy but no quick solutions in sight...

Not surprisingly there have been a flood of concerns over flooding across Laois this week. Virtually non-stop rainfall and water-logged land have combined to put...

The Three Tenors in concert in Mountrath – all the songs...

The hugely popular Three Tenors will perform a concert in St Fintan's Church in Mountrath on Friday, February 21, and with tickets now available...

Enforcement notice served on illegal Mountrath encampment

Laois County Council have confirmed that they have served an enforcement notice on the illegal encampment of caravans at Shannon Road in Mountrath. The notice...

Pubs closed, residents in fear as Laois town in lockdown and...

A Laois town is this week in lockdown and under siege it has been alleged. The sensational and extraordinary claim was made at a meeting...

Laois road closed and emergency services on the scene following accident

A road between Portlaoise and Mountrath has been completely closed this evening following a serious accident. Members of the fire services, multiple ambulances and garda...

Grant of almost €400,000 on the way to four Laois towns

A grant of almost €400,000 has also been granted to the towns of Portarlington, Mountmellick, Mountrath and Rathdowney. This fund will be used to assist...

Mountrath hold off Naas to advance to Leinster ‘B’ schools semi-final

Mountrath CS 2-15 Naas CBS 2-13 Leinster B Senior Hurling quarter-final  Mountrath CS shook off Naas CBS this afternoon in an entertaining yet heated game. Both sides...

Prestigious award for Bloom HQ in Mountrath

Bloom HQ, a community and economic hub located in the Old Convent in Mountrath, are celebrating their prize of Special Winner in the Creative...

Moment in Time: Clonenagh National School in Mountrath enjoy double celebration...

The staff, parents and past and present students of Clonenagh National School in Mountrath had double reason to celebrate in October 2008. Noth only did...

In Pictures: A full house, a huge fundraiser and Senator David...

The Tullamore Court Hotel was packed to the rafters on Saturday night as Mountrath GAA club, and the wider community in general, seemed to...

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale in Mountrath

On this week's property watch, we go in the other direction to Mountrath. The area boasts some beautiful house and sites and below we...