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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...

Breslin’s Supervalu Rathdowney has relaunched its new look store

Breslin's SuperValu in Rathdowney has recently launched its new look store. The major upgrade includes a complete relaunch of the Breslin’s kitchen range - home...

Tributes and well-wishes paid to ‘popular’ Laois principal on retirement

Tributes and well-wishes have been paid to a Laois secondary school principal following his decision to retire. St Fergal's Rathdowney principal Dominic McEvoy will hang...

In Pictures: Laois community comes together to wish popular woman a...

What a stunning milestone to reach. The town of Rathdowney came together today to wish one of their oldest residents a happy 100th birthday this...

Talking Music: Rathdowney’s Finn brothers on their story so far

Brought to you in association with Laois Library Service Rathdowney brothers Hugh and Ciarán Finn have a wealth of international muscial experience behind them. They play...

Home deliveries from Breslin’s SuperValu Abbeyleix and Rathdowney

In these uncertain times, Breslin's SuperValu in Abbeyleix and Rathdowney are there for their customers. Home deliveries are available six days a week, there are...

JOB VACANCY: Breslin’s SuperValu Rathdowney seeking to hire Deli and Bakery...

Breslin's SuperValu in Rathdowney are seeking to hire: Deli and Bakery Staff (temporary) We need temporary deli and bakery staff in Rathdowney (4-12 week contracts) –...

Moment in Time: Rathdowney panto group celebrate 25 years with successful...

Rathdowney panto group celebrated 25 years with one of their most successful shows in early April 2011. With 140 cast members, 'Pack Up Your Troubles'...

Sand bags, stress and sympathy but no quick solutions in sight...

Not surprisingly there have been a flood of concerns over flooding across Laois this week. Virtually non-stop rainfall and water-logged land have combined to put...

Grant of almost €400,000 on the way to four Laois towns

A grant of almost €400,000 has also been granted to the towns of Portarlington, Mountmellick, Mountrath and Rathdowney. This fund will be used to assist...

Rivers, roads and Rathdowney – series of issues ire local councillors

Rivers in a "third world state" and "the most urgent issue since I came into the council" were the basis of two motions raised...

Clarke’s Care Plus Pharmacy holding customer appreciation day this Friday, December...

Clarke’s Care Plus Pharmacy in Rathdowney will celebrate their second Christmas in business - and they are holding a customer appreciation day this coming...

In Pictures: Rathdowney and Errill show serious support ahead of hurling...

The Rathdowney-Errill hurlers were hugely disappointed to lose the 2018 county final to Camross and by their standards they're now enduring a bit of...

LISTEN: The legendary Pat Delaney joins us to look ahead to...

We've had some great guests in with us over the past couple of weeks discussing the busy GAA season - but ahead of this...

Star lineup as Rathdowney are set to go Cooking with the...

Rathdowney Community Development Group, in conjunction with the Parish, are hosting a 'Cooking with the Stars' night in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Thursday,...

Popular Rathdowney pageant set to take place this weekend

Director Michael Creagh and his cast of 35 children will present their brand new show this Saturday September 28 in Donaghmore Museum Rooms at...

JOB VACANCY: SuperValu Abbeyleix and Rathdowney looking to fill HR and...

SuperValu Abbeyleix and Rathdowney employ over 100 staff specialising in fresh foods and excellent customer service. Exciting plans for the coming months include renovations,...

Meadow Meats in Rathdowney may have to close permanently say owners...

The owners of the Meadow Meats in Rathdowney have warned the facility may close as a result of the ongoing blockade by protesters. Talks between...

Injunctions dropped against protesting farmers in Rathdowney as talks set to...

High Court injunctions against a number of local farmers protesting at Dawn Meats in Rathdowney have been dropped - but the protests will continue...

Local farmers continue protest outside Dawn Meats in Rathdowney over weekend

Despite a High Court against the protest, local beef farmers are continuing their presence outside the Dawn Meats factory in Rathdowney this weekend. The protest,...

Beef farmers continue to protest in Rathdowney despite court injunction

Beef farmers are continuing to protest outside Dawn Meats in Rathdowney despite an injunction from the High Court, taken by two of the meat...

Beef kill suspended in Rathdowney as farmers vow to persevere with...

The beef kill in Dawn Meats in Rathdowney was suspended today as farmers involved in the Beef Plan movement continue to protest at factories...