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Star-studded line up as Laois TY students launch podcast which was...

Transition Year students from St Mary’s CBS have launched the first episode of their new school podcast. The students wrote, recorded, edited and directed their...

Portlaoise CBS award two scholarships for incoming first years ahead of...

Two incoming first years have won the St Marys CBS “From each his best” scholarship awards for 2021/2022. Eoghan Deegan of St Colman's National School...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school holds annual awards day

St Mary's CBS Portlaoise held their annual awards day in the school last Friday. Traditionally the awards ceremony is celebrated at night and is a...

In Pictures: Talented Laois students create beautiful mural outside building site

The TY students of a Laois secondary school came together last week to create a beautiful mural on Main Street in Portlaoise. The new library...

National accolade for Laois group at Student Enterprise Awards

A group of students from Laois are celebrating after claiming a national accolade at the Student enterprise Awards. Colm Byrne, Aaron Dooley and Adam Ramsbottom...

‘School Community Impact Award’ at Young Social Innovators for Laois students

Students from Portlaoise CBS claimed a national award at the Young Social Innovators recently. Gary Young O'Shea, Luke Walsh, Padraig Delaney, Finn Brophy, Cormac Allen,...

Three Laois entries bidding for glory at the National Student Enterprise...

The National Student Enterprise Award Finals take place virtually on Friday May 14 and Laois has three entrants. Two are from Portlaoise CBS, one in...

Sadness at death of Portlaoise teacher John Duggan

There is widespread sadness in Portlaoise and surrounding areas following the death of John Duggan, a highly-regarded teacher in the local CBS secondary school...

Laois Abroad: Meet the brothers who traded The Heath for Bulgaria...

The fifth instalment of our Laois Abroad series for 2021 is here and two brothers living in Eastern Europe are up next. Laois people that...

In Pictures: Laois Student Enterprise winners receive awards ahead of national...

The two victorious teams from the 2021 Laois Student Enterprise Awards received their winning prizes yesterday. Both are from Portlaoise CBS and will go forward...

Portlaoise CBS group named winners at Laois Student Enterprise Awards

A group from Portlaoise CBS have been named the winners of the Laois Student Enterprise Awards for 2021. Colm Byrne, Adam Ramsbottom and Aaron Dooley...

WATCH: Laois students qualify for heats of the Irish Film Festival...

Six students from Portlaoise CBS have qualified for the heats of the Irish Film Festival's Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year for 2021. Sean Stafford,...

Laois students secure Dragons Den funding for their school

Students from St Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise secured €270 in funding to advance their project aimed at making their school more inclusive for visually impaired...

Laois school launch ‘Lockdown Bake Off’ challenge on TikTok

A Laois school have launched their own 'Lockdown Bake Off' challenge on TikTok. Portlaoise CBS, led by Home Economics teacher Martina Murphy, are encouraging cooking...

Laois school undertaking virtual ‘Camino de Quarantine’ in aid of Focus...

The Transition Year students, staff and parents of St Mary’s CBS Portlaoise are taking part in a Virtual Walk known as Camino De Quarantine...

Five more Laois students earn prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Awards

A total of six Laois students have been presented with prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Awards for their Leaving Cert results. On Tuesday, we reported that...

Laois student receives prestigious University of Limerick scholarship

A Portlaoise CBS student has been awarded a prestigious University of Limerick scholarship. St Mary’s CBS past pupil Jordan Ikpomwen, who did his Leaving Cert...

Laois student receives Excellence Scholarship Award for outstanding Leaving Cert results

NUI Galway hosted a special virtual Scholarship Ceremony recently for recipients of their scholarships for new undergraduate entrants 2020. And among the winners was Laois...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school students present 200 care packages to...

200 care packages have been handed over to a homeless charity thanks to the kindness of some secondary school students in Laois. The lads in...

Portlaoise secondary school informs 5th year students to stay at home...

Students in 5th year in St Mary's CBS in Portlaoise have been informed to stay at home for the next seven school days following...

St Mary’s CBS Portlaoise holding virtual Open Night on Wednesday, October...

Portlaoise CBS are currently accepting application forms for 1st year students for the 2021-2022 school year.  The closing date for applications is Friday, October 23,...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school hold novel graduation ceremony for 2020...

The staff of St Mary’s CBS came up with a novel way of honouring their Leaving Cert class of 2020 with the age-old tradition...

From devastation to elation – how repeating the Leaving Cert changed...

12 months ago, Rian O'Connell was devastated. The Portlaoise teenager had completed his Leaving Cert and when the CAO offers came out, he realised...

Two Portlaoise students score seven H1s as Leaving Cert results announced

This is an unbelievable achievement. Two Laois students have scored full marks in the 2020 Leaving Cert results which have been announced this morning. Thomás Dunne...

Remembering Portlaoise CBS’s All Ireland hurling triumph in 1998

Over the long history of the GAA, there have been few All Ireland hurling glories for Laois teams. Fewer still have been in Croke Park....

Remember the Game: Portlaoise CBS denied 2004 All Ireland glory

Portlaoise CBS 1-8 St Louis Kilkeel (Down) 1-11 2004 All-Ireland Colleges SFC 'B' Final In May 2004, a star-studded Portlaoise CBS team went in search of...

Laois secondary school student scoops national sports journalism award

A Portlaoise CBS Transition Year student has won a national award for journalism. David 'Dee' O'Brien, from The Heath, has won the GAA Future Leaders...

WATCH: Laois school releases video to let students know they are...

This is a lovely video. The staff of St Mary's CBS Portlaoise have come together to record a video to let their students know that...

Studying during Coronavirus: Portlaoise CBS student on prepping for state exams...

We’re nearing the end of our student series now as we speak to pupils in every secondary school in Laois about how Coronavirus has...

Praise for Laois teenager delivering medication to ‘elderly and vulnerable’ people...

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the kindness and good-nature of so many Laois people to the fore and this is another such story. Portlaoise teenager...