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Local County Councillor calls for improvements and repairs to take place...

Laois County Council have been urged to take action at Knockiel Drive housing estate in Rathdowney. Fine Gael Cllr John King made the call at...

News in Brief: Global conference in Castletown, funding for Rathdowney, and...

WorldWise Global Schools Annual Teacher Conference held in Castletown The WorldWise Global Schools Annual Teacher Conference was held in the De La Salle Pastoral Centre,...

Beautiful tribute paid following passing of well-known Rathdowney and Laois Gael...

Rathdowney lost one of its most enthusiastic and well-loved Gaels on January 18 with the passing of Seamus Bracken, at his home on Cascade...

Cul Camps, farming and a love of football – How Rathdowney’s...

Ballyroan-Abbey were crowned Laois U-20 'A' football champions for the third year running on Sunday following victory over St Joseph's. They were pushed all the...

New Fianna Fáil candidate emerges in Borris-in-Osssory/Mountmellick area for next year’s...

Brian Phelan is set to be a candidate for Fianna Fáil in next year's Local Elections in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District. From Rathdowney, Phelan will...

The Nobody Zone – New RTÉ docuseries on Laois serial killer,...

"In a forgotten London underworld, a homeless Irishman kills multiple times without detection, unseen in a world where nobody seems to care." In 1983 Kieran...

‘We want people shopping in the town’ – calls for proper...

Laois County Council have been urged to carry out a survey for Main Street, Rathdowney to design proper parking and set down areas for...

Laois JFC ‘B’ Final:  An instant return to Junior A for...

Killeshin 3-8 Rathdowney 2-9 Laois JFC 'B' Final Every drop of rain in the sky fell on top of the Centre of Excellence this evening, as...

“Good money spent will pay dividends in the future” – Councillor...

A local County Councillor has sought to improve conditions for pedestrians in both Rathdowney and Errill. Cllr John King was speaking at the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal...

In Pictures: All smiles as Daniel and Majella O’Donnell officially open...

There were plenty of smiles in Rathdowney on Wednesday as two Irish celebrities were in town for a very special occasion. A friendship that flourished...

Laois man chosen to represent Ireland at Cannes marketing competition

Rathdowney local, John Aherne has been selected to represent Ireland at the Cannes Young Lions. The Laois man will compete in the Young Marketers category...

Growing friendship sees Daniel and Majella O’Donnell open Rathdowney community gardens

A friendship that flourished over 35 years between the parish priest of Rathdowney Fr Martin Delaney, and Daniel O’Donnell, will see the renowned singer...

Brilliant Bergin and fabulous Fitton lead Rathdowney to Cumann na mBunscol...

Rathdowney 5-7 Holy Family 1-3 Division 1 Camogie Shield  Rathdowney kicked off Day 3 of the Cumann na mBunscol finals with victory over Holy Family in...

Calling all Rathdowney residents: have your say on town development

Consultants KPMG Future Analytics were commissioned by Laois County Council in June 2022 to undertake a Town Centre First Masterplan for Rathdowney in collaboration...

Remember the Game: 2000 U-21 hurling win for Portlaoise

Portlaoise 1-13 Rathdowney 0-7 U-21 Hurling Championship Final 2000 The turn of the century was something of a golden era for hurling in the Town. Following on...

Laois Councillor calls for additional signage at the Ballybrophy Train Station...

A Laois Councillor has called for additional warning signage to be installed on both sides of the bridge at Ballybrophy Train Station. Cllr John King...

Rathdowney in mourning as ‘well-respected community man and undertaker’ set to...

Rathdowney is in mourning this week following the sad passing of the well-known and well respected community man. Kieran O'Sullivan, of The Showgrounds, sadly passed...

You are Invited! – Celebrating 25 Years of Midland Hardware with...

Midland Hardware is excited to announce that they will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a One-day Extravaganza Sales Event on Saturday, April 15th....

In Pictures: Great joy at Rathdowney and Rosenallis St Patrick’s Day...

By waiting until 3.30pm to have their parade, the community of Rosenallis escaped the worst of today's St Patrick's Day weather. And they duly had...
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In Pictures: St Brigid’s celebrate 2022 camogie success in style

The St Brigid's camogie club have suffered more than their fair share of disappointment on the local GAA scene in recent years, losing four...

In the Community: Rathdowney pharmacist Elaine Clarke on winter viruses, post-Covid...

This time of year, households are inevitably hit with an assortment of different ailments associated with the Winter months. Hopefully, for most, these will...

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...