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In Pictures: Rathdowney turns out in style for their St Patrick’s...

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise As ever, Rathdowney's St Patrick's Day held their high standards and equally high spirits. A superb...

In Pictures: 33rd annual pantomime in Rathdowney a major hit

Rathdowney fell under a magical spell as witches, wolves, a royal family, a woodcutter, a Baron & a Duke, some baddies, Laurel & Hardy, hot...

Laois community getting set for its 33rd annual Pantomime

Rathdowney is set to fall under a magical spell as its 33rd annual pantomime, “The Royals, The Witch and The Woodcutter” takes place in...

In Pictures: St Brigid’s celebrate double camogie success

The Brewery in Rathdowney was the place to be on Saturday night as St Brigid's camogie club celebrated double success in 2018. Their seniors claimed...

Laois student off to New Zealand on top Ag Science scholarship

A Laois Agricultural Science student has been awarded a prestigious overseas travel bursary. Andrew Mansfield from Rathdowney was among six others to receive the Agricultural...

Laois singer/songwriter announced as finalist in international songwriting competition

A Laois guitarist and singer/songwriter has just been announced as a finalist for the 2018 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition. Ciarán Finn, of popular alt-folk duo The...

Laois festive gathering raising funds for an incredible local boy

A 'live crib' in Rathdowney has chosen to raise funds for a local cause this year. The square in Rathdowney will host a Christmas trees,...

Clarke’s Care Plus Pharmacy celebrate first Christmas in Rathdowney with VIP...

A new pharmacy in Rathdowney - which opened its doors for business in May of this year - is looking forward to its first Christmas...

Rathdowney housing estate to be ‘taken in charge’ in 2019 after...

A Rathdowney housing estate built in 1995 is to be taken in charge in 2019. Brodericks housing estate in Knockiel, Rathdowney is proposed to be...

Road works to be carried out in Durrow and Rathdowney

Two notices of motion were raised to carry out road works in the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. One of these motions was for the...

Planning permission sought for solar farm in Rathdowney

Planning permission has been lodged to build a solar farm in  Rathdowney. Vento Ludens Ltd have applied for a five year planning permission at a...

In Pictures: Electric atmosphere in Rathdowney school ahead of county final

Brought to you in association with St Canice’s Credit Union Talk about craic!! If the Rathdowney-Errill hurlers could bottle the atmosphere and energy from the...

Remember the Game: Stradbally deny Rathdowney to claim junior football honours...

Eighteen years ago. Where does the time go at all? Our Remember the Game this week looks back on a novel football pairing - the...

In Pictures: Former pub/bar in Rathdowney with brilliant potential is for...

A large commercial property in a convenient location with residential accommodation overhead in Rathdowney has come to the market. The Clubhouse - a former licenced...

In Pictures: Official launch of refurbished St Canice’s Credit Union in...

St Canice’s Credit Union officially launched its refurbished and modernised Rathdowney Branch Office on Main Street in the town last week. The Branch is now...

In Pictures: Irish clay pigeon shooting captain honoured in Errill

A Rathdowney man was honoured for his role as the Irish international clay shooting captain last Friday night in Ray's Bar, Errill. Paddy Peters was...

Property Watch: Five of the cheapest sites currently for sale in...

On this week's Property Watch, we are taking a look at the five cheapest sites that are currently for sale in Laois. There is now...

The Laois man who refereed an All Ireland final – and...

Every Laois hurling supporter worth their salt knows who Pat Delaney is. As we walk along the front of the stand in O’Moore Park for...

Property Watch: What €200K will buy you in Rathdowney at the...

In our second Property Watch feature of the August Bank Holiday weekend, we focus on the growing town of Rathdowney. With a population of...

Property Watch: Five homes priced under €100K currently on the market...

On this week's Property Watch, we are taking a look on some of the more low budget properties for sale around Laois. With house...

Looking Back: Some brilliant photos from the Ossory Show in 2005

The Ossory Show is one of the most prestigious and long-running agircultural shows in the country and it takes place again this weekend in...

Rathdowney and Abbeyleix SuperValu Fun Runs set to raise €5k

Rathdowney and Abbeyleix SuperValus have organized two Family Fun Run/Walks this Sunday, July 15. The funds raised by the event will go towards the Cuisle...

In Pictures: King crowned as Rathdowney welcomes home its new Cathaoirleach

O'Malley's Pub in Rathdowney was the place to be on Monday night as Cllr John King was welcomed back to his native town as...

Property Watch: Five ‘Doer-Uppers’ in Laois for under €100k

You don't need to be an auctioneer to know the language. "In need of some refurbishment"; "A handyman's dream". In other words it's not in...

Works on fatal accident black spot will cost ‘a multiple of...

A hazardous accident black spot where three young people were killed will cost, "a multiple of €200,000" to make safe, according to a senior...

New pharmacy opens for business in Rathdowney

A new pharmacy will open for business in Rathdowney today - in the unit adjacent to Breslin's SuperValu and the Post Office in the...

Moment in Time: Ossory Easter Sunday cycle in 2014

This week's moment in time is a throwback to Easter Sunday four years ago for an Ossory Cycling Club road race in Rathdowney. Alf Harvey...

In Pictures: Great St Patrick’s Day spirit in Rathdowney

St Patrick made a special appearance in Rathdowney today to join in the tremendous celebrations at their parade. Young and old turned out for the...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

FRIDAY MARCH 16 Mountmellick Drama Festival Mountmellick Drama Festival closes up tonight with Ballyduff DG from Waterford giving their performance of 'Albertine in Five Times'. Ballacolla table...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

There's plenty of excitement, including great sporting action, to sink your teeth into this weekend. If sports are not your thing, don't fear because...