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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...

Night time dog fouling a ‘major problem’

"Whatever sort of dogs we have in Rathdowney, they seem to do their fouling between 10pm at night and 1am in the morning," a...

Discussion continues around speed limit in Rathdowney despite council recommendation

Laois County Council have recommended that the speed limit on the Johnstown road in Rathdowney to not be extended, but that has not stopped...

This is what I’m studying: Rathdowney girl talks about life as...

This week I met with college student Rebecca Treacy from Rathdowney. Rebecca is a 22-year-old final year student in IT Carlow studying Sports Management. Rebecca...

Moment in Time: Reeling in the years to 2004 and the...

That time of the week again, yes this week's Moment in Time is sure to a cringeworthy one for many - but will also...

New activity hub for Laois

Rathdowney-Errill have set up their own Activity Hub and are starting 2018 jammed with events - including walking, cycling and even line dancing. Walk on...