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New documentary highlights importance of community and the shining lights of...

During the first lockdown, Maurice O’Carroll created a short documentary film about Mountrath called ‘Mountrath Unlocked’. He joined Paul Downey on LaoisToday's The Midweek Podcast...

Weekend Read: Meet the Laois trainer hoping for Grand National glory...

The Irish Grand National takes place in Fairyhouse on Easter Monday - and there is significant Laois interest. Mountrath based trainer Liam Cusack runs Snugsborough...

Laois County Council commit to car park revamp in Laois town...

A new car parking regime is set to come into force in a Laois town later this year. Mountrath is to be subject to ‘time...

The Laois woman on her amazing journey back from life-threatening brain...

At the age of 19, Mountrath woman Niamh Cahill was struck down with a rare brain infection, one that saw her spend a week...

Widespread disappointment as three Bank of Ireland branches in Laois to...

Three Laois branches of Bank of Ireland are among the 88 branches set to close following an announcement by the company this morning. Mountrath, Durrow...

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...

Laois Gardai detain one person following €270,000 drugs seizure

Gardai in Laois have made a drugs seizure of €270,000. As part of their ongoing efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour in Laois, they searched a...

LaoisToday Podcast: Claire Byrne on Laois roots, her career rise and...

On this week's LaoisToday podcast, presenter Brian Moss is joined on the line by RTE TV and radio presenter Claire Byrne. In a wide-ranging discussion,...

New pedestrian crossing confirmed for Laois town

A brand new pedestrian crossing has been confirmed for a Laois town. According to Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley, Mountrath is to get a new...

Laois man secures top job in Limerick County Council

A Laois man has secured a top job in Limerick County Council. Alan Dooley, who is originally from Mountrath and whose family previously owned Dooley...

Flooding issues in Laois town ‘finally to be addressed’

Laois County Council have applied to An Bord Pleanala for permission to install a new 600mm diameter overflow culvert, on the Shannon stream in...

The Laois woman who has been dancing to packed venues on...

With the current Coronavirus situation in Ireland, it is hard to envisage a world where people can do normal things like attend a show. But...

Calls for repair works in Mountrath as noise of passing lorries...

The noise of passing lorries hitting a 'bad patch in the road' is keeping people awake at night - a meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick...

In Pictures: Mountrath Christmas Market goes down a treat

Bloom HQ in Mountrath is one of the most impressive developments in Laois in recent years as a huge community effort has transformed the...

Covid takes another local event as annual Christmas Tractor Run a...

The Annual Tractor Run held by Clonenagh National School, Mountrath, usually takes place in Coolrain village on December 28 every year. However, due to...

Outdoor Christmas Market to take place in Mountrath this weekend

The Mountrath Community Forum Christmas Market is going ahead next Sunday, December 13, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at Bloom HQ in the Brigidine Convent...

‘Frustration’ over Mountmellick and Mountrath flooding issues raised in the Dáil

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley raised a number of flooding issues in Mountmellick and Mountrath in the Public Accounts Committee with the head of...

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale in the west part...

Any auctioneer will tell you about the importance of location. And for anyone looking to buy a house they'll want it to be near to...

County Final Memory: Rosenallis beat Mountrath to claim Junior ‘A’ hurling...

Rosenallis 3-15 Mountrath 3-6 1986 Laois JHC ‘A’ Final The current generation of Rosenallis hurlers and footballers have given their supporters plenty to shout about over...

New car parking regime to be trialled in Laois town

A new car parking regime is to be trialled in a Laois town. Mountrath is to be subject to 'time limited' parking, rather than paid-parking,...

Keyes leads the way as Colt-Shanahoe stay up and send Mountrath...

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Colt-Shanahoe 4-17 Mountrath 0-8 Laois Shopping Centre Premier IHC relegation final Laois's newest hurling club Colt-Shanahoe have...

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...