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Brilliant line-up for new two-night indoor music festival Feile na hEireann...

A brilliant line-up has been confirmed for a new two-night indoor music festival in Rathdowney next month. Across two indoor venues on the site, some...

Five star Rathdowney produce magical second half to claim Junior C...

Rathdowney 5-12 Courtwood 0-10 Laois Junior “C” Football Championship Final  Rathdowney produced a magical second half display to defeat Courtwood in the Junior "C" Football final...

Rathdowney and Courtwood to contest Junior ‘C’ football decider following semi...

Rathdowney 2-10 Park Ratheniska 1-8 Laois Junior "C" Football Championship SemiFinal  Rathdowney have advanced through to the Junior 'C' Football Championship final after defeating last year's...

The Ossory Show – one of Ireland’s oldest agricultural shows –...

After an absence of a couple of years, the Ossory Agricultural Show, takes place on July 24 2022, at the Ossory Showgrounds, Coolfin, Kilbreedy,...

Green light given for new primary care centre in Laois town

The expression of interest competition for the long awaited new primary care centre at Rathdowney has been completed. So says Fine Gael TD and Fine...

Laois Gardai pledge to clamp down on ‘boy racers’ who are...

Gardai in Laois say they will clamp down on 'boy racers' who are causing 'serious disturbance' in certain parts of the county. The pledge was...

Moment in Time: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 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...

Sadness in Rathdowney at passing of former school principal Michael Dillane

There is sadness in Rathdowney this week at the death of Michael Dillane, the former highly-regarded principal of St Fergal's College. Originally from Ballylongford in...

Plans to close mental health facility in Laois and move residents...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the HSE and the Department of Health to reverse its plans to close Erkina House in...

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Laois farmer pleads with dog owners after lambs...

*The images contained at the bottom this article are distressing but we have published them to show what can happen when livestock are attacked...
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Rathdowney-Errill and St Brigid’s team up for St Patrick’s Day game...

The hurlers of Rathdowney-Errill and camogie players from St Brigid's are teaming up for a St Patrick's Day fundraiser. The two clubs will play a...

After a three-year break, the Rathdowney Panto is back!

Having not been on stage since 2019, the Rathdowney pantomime makes a return next week with the production of Rags to Riches in Japan. The...

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...

Sadness at death of young Laois woman after long illness

The death has occurred of young Laois woman Roxy Phelan at her home in Abbeyleix after a long battle with cancer. Originally from Rathdowney, she...

Laois-born Sir Erik Bennett dies in Oman – but will return...

The Laois-born Sir Erik Bennett - who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth over 30 years ago - has died in Oman aged in his...

Ossory Show to be hosted again in July after two-year absence

The Ossory Show, one of Ireland's longest-running agricultural shows, will be held again this year after a two-year absence. Cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because...

Sadness in Rathdowney and beyond at the passing of PJ Butler

There was sadness in Rathdowney and beyond this week at the death of the widely-respected PJ Butler. Mr Butler served as secretary of Rathdowney IFA...

€100,000 for Rathdowney to develop ‘Town Centre First’ plan

€100,000 in funding is being provided to the town of Rathdowney under a new Government initiative to tackle vacancy, combat dereliction and breathe new...

WATCH: Gardai launch investigation after fire engulfs building in Laois town...

Gardai are investigating a fire that broke out in the early hours of this morning in Laois. Dramatic footage captured the blaze that occurred at...

JOB VACANCY: Midland Hardware in Rathdowney are seeking to hire Digital...

Midland Hardware in Rathdowney are seeking to hire a Digital Media Sales person.  Reporting to the Shop Manager, Duties include: Dealing with customers queries online ...

Laois Councillor says €100,000 allocation for Rathdowney will address ‘vacancy and...

A Laois County Councillor says that the recent allocation of €100,000 for Rathdowney will address 'vacancy and dereliction' in the town. Fine Gael Councillor John...

Government announces allocation of €100,000 to revitalise Laois town

€100,000 has been granted by the Department of Finance to Laois County Council to specifically devise a plan to revitalise Rathdowney. Laois County Council will...

Clarke’s CarePlus Pharmacy in Rathdowney holding VIP day on Friday, December...

Clarke’s Care Plus Pharmacy in Rathdowney are holding a VIP day this coming Friday, December 10. The event takes place from 9am to 6.30pm. All Christmas...

’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...