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In Pictures: Huge turnout as Pat Critchley launches ‘Bruno’ book in...

They came from all over the county - but particularly from Portlaoise and Ratheniska - as Pat Critchley launched his new book Bruno, dedicated to his...

Pat Critchley: Paddy and the Giant and being hit by a...

This is an extract from Pat Critchley’s latest book Bruno – a collection of stories, yarns and poems – that is being published this week.  The Giant drank Guinness,...

Pat Critchley: The importance of humour, enthusiasm and appreciating what you...

This is an extract from Pat Critchley's latest book Bruno - a collection of stories, yarns and poems - that is being published later this...

Stories, characters, yarns – Pat Critchley set to launch his new...

You can't beat stories! Pat Critchley, one of Laois's greatest characters, story tellers and sportsmen, is to launch a new book - a collection of...

Excitement building as Laois secondary school set to represent Ireland at...

There doesn't seem to be a sport in the world that the students of Scoil Chríost Rí haven't excelled in. The Portlaoise all-girls school are...

Pat Critchley: It’s a generation thing – but not all the...

In my first year English classes I would show this quote: "The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show...

Best of 2017- Tributes paid as Pat Critchley calls time on...

Laois legend Pat Critchley called time on his 32-year teaching career this summer. Over the past 32 years, he worked successfully as a PE...

PE association gather in Portlaoise and honour retiring Critchley

The Physical Education Association of Ireland (PEAI) held their annual conference on Friday night in the Killeshin Hotel with their practical workshops on Saturday...

Top PE honour for Pat Critchley

Pat Critchley is to be given a prestigious award for his outstanding contribution as a PE teacher in Scoil Chriost Ri in Portlaoise this...

Tributes paid as Pat Critchley calls time on teaching career

As the teachers of Scoil Chriost Ri in Portlaoise prepare for a new school term, their staff room will be a different place from...

More top columnists added to the LaoisToday team

LaoisToday.ie is delighted to announce a range of new columnists to our team of writers. Six new contributors have been added and their regular contributions...