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From the LaoisToday Archives: 22 unforgettable things about the night club...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on May 29, 2017. The sign is still above the door but ‘Turning Point’ night club is no...

#LoveLaois: Oaghaval Woods near Stradbally – spectacular forestry, great trails, picnic...

While we may not have the mountainous landscape of Kerry or Galway or quick access to the sea, there is no shortage of beautiful...

Laois woman speaks about her life long love of music

Stradbally native Dr Mary Louise Bowe sat down with Paul Downey on last week's LaoisToday Midweek Podcast to discuss her lifelong love of music,...

Laois Abroad: Meet the Stradbally woman who followed her heart and...

The seventh instalment of our Laois Abroad series for 2021 is here and a well-travelled Stradbally woman is up next. Sinead O'Brien's journey began back...

Brand new centre on the cards for vital free counselling in...

A free counselling service for people that have been affected by suicide and for people that struggle with poor mental health is set to...

Works to begin on boosting supply and water pressure in Laois...

Irish Water will undertake essential watermain improvement works to safeguard the water supply and increase water pressure to homes and businesses in Stradbally. From Monday...

WATCH: Dramatic dangerous driving incident captured on Laois road

Dramatic footage of a dangerous driving incident on a Laois road has been captured. Footage, shot from the vehicle behind, shows a van weaving dangerously...
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Former Laois chairman appointed to high-powered national GAA committee

Former Laois GAA chairman Gerry Kavanagh has been appointed to the GAA's national Central Appeals Committee (CAC). Kavanagh, who was Laois GAA chairman from 2013...
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County Final Memory: Stradbally strike late to end 56-year wait in...

Stradbally 2-10 Portlaoise 0-10 1997 Laois SFC Final For one of the county's most traditional and successful clubs, Stradbally had to endure an almost 60-year wait...

Thanks to musicians, sports clubs, customers and staff as Laois pub...

Pubs around the country are closed at present due to the Covid-19 pandemic - but one of them has announced that it will not...

Property Watch: Five rural homes in Laois currently for sale for...

This week we take a look at some of the properties in rural locations in Laois currently for sale for around €250,000. The properties range...

‘Thundering disgrace’ and ’embarrassment’ as campaign over footpath to Laois cemetery...

A Laois County Councillor has branded the lack of a footpath to a Laois cemetery a 'thundering disgrace' and an 'embarrassment' at a meeting...

Local residents concerned as planning application made for quarry near Stradbally

Planning permission has been sought for the development of a quarry at Garrons near Stradbally, something that has led to concern among a number...

In Pictures: Stradbally lights up for Christmas

Stradbally is a picturesque little town at the best of times but this Christmas it's particularly magical. Thanks to hard-working efforts of a number of...

Fundraiser launched to bring new Christmas lights to Stradbally

A fundraiser has been launched in a bid to bring new Christmas lights to Stradbally. For many years, the Christmas tree has stood proudly in...

Dublin legend Quinn on 2005 final and his Stradbally connections

Dublin footballer Tomas 'Mossy' Quinn broke many Laois people's hearts in 2005 when he nailed a late 45 to deny the O'Moore county in...

Glorious sunshine and brisk trade as Laois’s newest market continues to...

It was all go at the Market House on Main Street in Stradbally this afternoon as the second session of Laois's newest outdoor market...

New outdoor market set to open in Laois town this week

A new outdoor market is set to open for the first time in a Laois town this week. The Market House on Main Street in...

St Colman’s NS in Stradbally accepting applications for Junior Infants 2021

St Colman’s NS - a national school situated in the picturesque village of Stradbally under the patronage of the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin...

In Pictures: Warm tributes and well wishes as Laois’s first ever...

Laois's first ever Special Needs Assistant retired from her post yesterday. Stradbally native Geraldine Robbins brought the curtain down on her 21 year career yesterday...

Classy Comerford on form as Stradbally leave Kilcruise in relegation final

Arles-Kilcruise 1-6 Stradbally 2-9 Laois SFC Relegation Semi Final Garry Comerford was the difference as Stradbally defeated Arles-Kilcruise in Mw Hire O'Moore Park this afternoon to...

Stinger device needed to deflate tyres of dangerous driver in Laois...

A stinger device and the Garda helicopter were needed as a dangerous driver was arrested in Stradbally on Tuesday afternoon. "Laois Roads Policing Unit arrested...

Virtual Walk to raise funds for local suicide support charity Teac...

This Sunday, September 13, Teac Tom - a local suicide support group for people affected by suicide - needs your help. All clubs in Laois...

Titanic battle as St Joseph’s cling on to defeat Stradbally

Stradbally 0-14 St Joseph's 1-12 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 2 St Joseph's are through to Round 3 of the Laois SFC after a titanic tussle...

Covid-19 and no Electric Picnic a ‘double blow’ to businesses in...

Today, Friday September 4th, should've been the first day of Electric Picnic 2020. However, due to Coronavirus, Stradbally, which has been a hive of activity...

In Pictures: Students in high spirits as schools re-open around the...

Five and a half months since closing their doors last March, primary school students from around the country went back to the classrooms today. It...

Coffey on form as Portarlington come from behind to beat Stradbally

Portarlington 1-12 Stradbally 0-12  Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 1 Portarlington edged out Stradbally in a dogged Laois SFC opener at LOETB Centre of Excellence on...

Moment in Time: Brilliant photos from the Stradbally Steam Rally in...

It's a real Hardy Annual. Or at least it used to be until a global pandemic came along. The Stradbally Steam Rally should have been...

Laois County Council unveils completion of two new housing developments

Laois County Council has welcomed the completion of two new housing developments in Portarlington and Stradbally over the last two weeks. These homes are a...

Property: Stradbally residences on the market with Hennessy Auctioneers

Hennessy Auctioneers are offering the following properties to the market. Killalooghan, (Cork Road), Stradbally, Co Laois New to the market is this charming four bedroom detached...