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’30 years is a long time to wait for a footpath’...

'30 years is a long time to wait for a footpath' - so says Laois County Councillor John King. The Fine Gael politician is so...

Calls for trees that are ‘costing Laois County Council a fortune’...

A call has been made for Laois County Council to cut down trees that 'are costing them a fortune'. Fine Gael Councillor John King made...

#LoveLaois: Grantstown Lake – a lovely, gentle loop between Ballacolla and...

All over Laois there are numerous walking routes that have experienced more footfall over the past year than in any previous 12-month period. One such...

JOB VACANCY: Breslin’s Supervalu in Rathdowney and Abbeyleix are seeking to...

Breslin’s Supervalu Rathdowney and Abbeyleix are currently recruiting for Trainee Managers in both of our stores. Main purpose of the role: Support the management team in all...

Meet the Rathdowney woman who took an ‘unusual path to television’

Mary-Claire Fitzpatrick, of TikTok and RTÉ fame, spoke to Paul Downey on the LaoisToday Midweek podcast this week.  “I did an undergraduate degree in law,...

Entries now open for 2021 Rathdowney Song & Poem contest

Entries are now open for the 2021 Rathdowney Song & Poem Contest as the competition returns for a second year. The Finn brothers who set...

Rathdowney playground and school safety concerns highlighted once more

A busy secondary school and a widely-used playground located side by side in Rathdowney will obviously lead to safety concerns when they're both on...

Laois woman appointed to top financial role with Ireland’s largest hotel...

Laois woman Carol Phelan has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer with the Dalata Hotel Group, the country's largest hotel operator who...

Minister says ‘no threat’ to Laois social welfare service that caters...

The Minister for Social Protection has confirmed that there is 'no threat' to a social welfare service in Rathdowney. Concerns for the future of Rathdowney...

Fundraiser launched to complete renovation works on ‘ball alley’ in Laois...

A fundraiser to enable a ball alley in a Laois town to be refurbished has been launched. At the end of 2020, the Rathdowney Ball...

Moment in Time: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves the big...

There's nothing like a good pantomime to bring the best of out a community. Costumes, stages, lights and sound are just some of the things...

‘Financial and mental’ strain forces popular Laois pub to close

The owners of a popular Laois pub say they will not be opening the premises again. Claire and Glyn Jenkins had only taken the lease...

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...

JOB VACANCY: Farm worker wanted in Rathdowney/Cullohill area

Person wanted for part-time or full-time work on a mixed beef-tillage farm in the Rathdowney/Cullohill area. Preferred candidate must be comfortable working farm machinery and...

JOB VACANCY: Breslin’s SuperValu currently hiring for full-time Deli Manager position

Breslin’s SuperValu’s employ over 100 staff in our two stores in Rathdowney and Abbeyleix. We specialise in fresh foods and excellent customer service. We...

JOB VACANCY: Midland Hardware seeking to hire full-time trade counter salesperson

Midland Hardware in Rathdowney are currently seeking to hire a full-time trade counter salesperson.  Salary: Depends on experience The job Fast paced counter & telesales on...

Laois man hoping for FAI Cup final success with Dundalk

The FAI Cup final will take place in the Aviva Stadium this evening when Shamrock Rovers will look to complete a league and cup...

Laois student named the inaugural winner of award in memory of...

A Laois secondary school student has become the inaugural winner of an award which has been named in memory of a late teacher. On Wednesday...

Calls for ‘two horrible derelict properties’ in Laois town to be...

Laois County Councillor John King has called for immediate action to be taken on 'two horrible derelict properties' which he says are a serious...

A 72-year-old keeper, an actor and a last minute goal –...

Ah Junior C - never, ever change! Last night saw Round 1 of the Laois Shopping Centre Junior 'C' football championship with eight games taking...

Well-known local musician pens new song ‘County Laois will always be...

These past number of months have been particularly hard on the music and entertainment industry. With pubs and venues closed, there have been no concerts...

Much-loved Rathdowney character remembered in stunning mural in local pub

Claire and Glyn Jenkins had only taken the lease on the Brewery pub in Rathdowney five weeks before they were forced to shut due...

Laois pubs express their frustration as re-opening delayed until August 10

Two Laois pubs have expressed their frustration at the Government's decision to delay their re-opening until August 10. Pubs and nightclubs were due to open...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from the 2004 St Fergal’s...

Our Moment in Time pictures get huge attention from Laois viewers - and no Moment in Time goes down better than old Debs pictures. The...

‘Teenagers hit very hard’ as details emerge of ‘shed parties’

Local Gardai are aware of a number of parties taking place in houses, sheds, fields and yards as the Coronavirus restrictions mean that pubs...

Winner announced in recent LaoisToday/Breslin’s SuperValu giveaway

To celebrate their new look store and online shopping service, Breslin’s SuperValu in Rathdowney recently teamed up with LaoisToday to give away a €150...

New principal appointed in St Fergal’s College in Rathdowney

St Fergal's College in Rathdowney will have a new principal for the 2020-2021 school year following the appointment of Gerry Quinn to the role. The...

Rathdowney student honoured by GAA in Future Leaders competition

St Fergal's College Rathdowney Transition Year Student Ella Hayes was among the winners in the recent GAA Future Leaders National Competition for second level...

Laois band launch poem and song contest about their town

Popular Laois band The Finns have launched a poem and song contest. Rathdowney Song and Poem Contest is a competition dedicated to bring the stories...

From Rathdowney to PayPal and on – the incredible story of...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in May 2019 It’s a Friday evening in Glebe House, the Phelan family home at Donaghmore just outside Rathdowney...