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Laois Gardai appeal for information following St Patrick’s weekend assault

Gardai in Laois are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an assault in Portlaoise over the St Patrick's weekend. The incident occurred in the...

In Pictures: Glorious day in Timahoe and Spink as locals turn...

The parish of Stradbally can boast of three parades - in Vicarstown, Stradbally and Timaohe. And Timahoe produced the goods again this year with another...

In Pictures: A selection of great images from Killeshin parade

The whole country really got into the St Patrick's Day vibe on Thursday as the national holiday was celebrated properly for the first time...

In Pictures: Mountmellick and Rosenallis St Patrick’s Day parades

Not every community in Laois opted to return with a St Patrick's Day parade - but there was no holding them back in Rosenallis...

In Pictures: Great atmosphere at Portlaoise St Patrick’s festival

There may have been no actual parade in Portlaoise for St Patrick's Day but there was a two-day festival in the town that perfectly...

In Pictures: A selection of great images as St Patrick’s Day...

St Patrick's Day is a great way of properly signalling the end of winter and the start of spring. And the weather stayed good for...

In Pictures: History in Clonaslee as first parade is a roaring...

The community of Clonaslee was all set to have their first ever St Patrick's Day parade on March 17 2020. The small matter of a...

In Pictures: Stradbally parade returns in style as huge turnout in...

The Stradbally St Patrick's Day parade returned in all its glory this morning as a huge crowd turned out - to both take part...

In Pictures: Vicarstown community up and out early for Laois’s first...

The small rural community of Vicarstown had the honour of being Laois's first St Patrick's Day parade in three years this morning. Notwithstanding the various...

Clonaslee set to host historic St Patrick’s Day parade

The village of Clonaslee will host its first ever St Patrick's Day parade this year as the community comes together to celebrate the national...

Portlaoise set to hold two-day St Patrick’s Street Festival this year

After two successive years without a St Patrick's Day parade, Portlaoise will hold a two-day festival in the town this year. The Portlaoise St Patrick’s...

Strong local representation as government announce who is heading abroad for...

There will be strong local representation abroad on St Patrick's Day as the government have confirmed who will be Ireland's representatives. Laois TD and Minister...

In Pictures: Laois GAA club reach out to the elderly in...

This is absolutely brilliant. A Laois GAA club have reached out to all of those over the age of 60 with a lovely gesture. On St...

In Pictures: Novel St Patrick’s Day challenge a huge success

The SVT Activity and Wellness Hub, in Stradbally Vicarstown and Timahoe, enjoyed huge success with a novel event on St Patricks Day. All local clubs,...

Watch: Timahoe students celebrate St Patrick’s Day with brilliant video parade

It would take more than a pandemic to stop schools marking the very important occasion of St Patrick's Day. The annual parade in Timahoe village...

In Pictures: Despite the pandemic a Laois village got its first...

With St Patrick's Day parades all over the country cancelled again this year, one Laois village managed to buck the trend and have their...

In Pictures: Some great photos from around the county as Laois...

  With a bit of luck this will be the last St Patrick's Day we'll have to spend locked down with nowhere to go. But many...

22 things we miss from a ‘normal’ St Patrick’s Day

Whether you love it or hate it, it’s hard to avoid St Patrick’s Day. This year, for the second year running, it's a Covid Paddy's Day...

Watch: Laois family produce brilliant virtual St Patrick’s Day parade of...

If this doesn't give you a good chuckle, nothing will. The Fitzpatrick family from The Heath have pulled out all the stops for a virtual...

There may be no parades but we’re looking for your St...

When the Coronavirus pandemic first struck over a year ago, among the first events to be cancelled were the St Patrick's Day parades. And St...

WATCH: Reminisce about St Patrick’s Day parades of old in this...

Ah the memories - this video is certainly set to bring them back. Stretching back all the way from 2004 to 2019 in Rosenallis, Mountmellick,...

Gardai issue St Patrick’s Day warning to ‘avoid large gatherings and...

For the second year in a row, there will be no St Patrick's Day parades in Laois or Ireland. 12 months on, the Covid-19 pandemic...

Fr Paddy: St Patrick … An icon of hope

Will we ever forget last St Patrick’s day? Lockdown had just began, we faced a very uncertain future. Most of us felt frightened and anxious....

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell to headline virtual St Patrick’s Day concert...

Irish singers Daniel and Majella O'Donnell headline a star-studded virtual St Patrick's Day concert planned for Laois. Rathdowney parish will host the Donegal duo -...

Community group launches St Patrick’s Day ‘clubs of the parish virtual...

The Stradbally-Vicarstown-Timahoe SVT Activity and Wellness Hub has launched a novel challenge for St Patrick's Day. All clubs in the parish are challenged to run...

Laois town plans huge virtual celebration for St Patrick’s Day

The town of Mountmellick has been renowned for its St Patrick's Day celebrations over the years - and this year, their Boglands Festival is...

Calls for Laois heritage and tourism sites to go green for...

A Laois County Councillor has called for heritage and tourism locations in Laois to turn green for St Patrick's Day. Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney...

Moment In Time: Great photos from the 2010 Graiguecullen and Killeshin...

Today we look back at the 2010 Graiguecullen and Killeshin parades. People lined the streets as the Graiguecullen parade made it's way from the town...

In Pictures: Laois people throughout the county get into the spirit...

It was a St Patrick's Day like no other. Because of the global Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings, there were no St Patrick's...

WATCH: Laois supermarket goes viral for in store St Patrick’s Day...

Fair play to them all. For the first time since 2003, there are no St Patrick's Day parades in the parish of Stradbally today. Usually, the...