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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...

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

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

Laois school battles Coronavirus with online teaching programme

Schools across the country closed their doors to students on Thursday March 12 and are not set to reopen until March 29 at the...

CANCELLED: Laois secondary school call off proposed trip to Italy due...

A Laois school who were due to go to Italy on Friday have cancelled their trip. 100 students from Portlaoise CBS were due to go...

LISTEN: Transition Years in Portlaoise CBS create new school anthem

St Mary's CBS Portlaoise have released their new school anthem written and performed by their Transition Years. Working with GMC Beats the students wrote and...

In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS production of The Addams Family proves a...

The Portlaoise CBS production of the famous film and Broadway show "The Addams Family" was a big hit this week in the Dunamaise Arts...

Disappointment for Heywood CS and Portlaoise CBS as U-16 sides fall...

There was disappointment on the double for Laois schools today as both Heywood CS and Portlaoise CBS U-16 footballers were knocked out of their...

WATCH: Laois Transition Year students team up with nursing home for...

This would warm your heart. For the last six weeks, a group of Transition Year students from St Mary's CBS Portlaoise have visited a nursing...

End of the road for Portlaoise CBS as Tullamore strike late...

Portlaoise CBS 0-4 Tullamore 1-4 Top Oil School's Senior 'B' South Leinster Semi Final Colaiste Choilm Tullamore proved to be too strong for Portlaoise CBS once...

Keeper Browne the hero as Portlaoise CBS advance to U-16 South...

Portlaoise CBS 2-9 Carlow CBS 1-9 (AET) Top Oil Schools South Leinster 'B' Football Championship Quarter Final Portlaoise CBS goalkeeper Conor Browne was their hero as...

Hosey, Carolan and Goode fire Portlaoise CBS to home South Leinster...

Portlaoise CBS 4-18 Bunclody (Wexford) 0-4 Top Oil South Leinster ‘B’ Senior Football Championship Round 2 Conor Goode, Darragh Carolan and Paddy Hosey were on fire...

Portlaoise CBS and Heywood march on in U-19 All-Ireland basketball competitions

Two Laois schools have qualified for the quarter finals of their respective All-Ireland basketball competitions this afternoon. Portlaoise CBS emerged through two U-19 'A' Qualifiers...

Five-star Portlaoise CBS thrash Carnew for second South Leinster win

Portlaoise 5-16 Carnew 0-7 Top Oil South Leinster ‘B’ Senior Football Championship Round 2 Portlaoise CBS are within touching distance of the South Leinster semi finals...