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Excitement building in Laois town ahead of arrival of Operation Transformation...

The Laois town of Stradbally is well used to being thrust into the national spotlight - and it is set to do so again...

Laois chosen as base for new season of popular RTE TV...

This year, RTE’s popular TV series Operation Transformation will make Laois it’s home. The stunning setting of the Malt House in Stradbally will be the...

Sadness at death of well-known Laois builder Noel Casey

The death has occurred of Noel Casey from Rathmore, Stradbally, a man known far and wide in the building industry over a long number...
Stradbally 1997

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...

The Stradbally-based, Dutch-born, artist telling the story of the Irish Sugar...

A Dutch born artist who is currently based at the Arthouse, Stradbally, has depicted the closure of Carlow sugar beet factory in her installation...

Call made for Council to purchase former convent and transform it...

Laois County Council have been called upon to purchase an old convent and transform it into a co-working hub. The issue of the old Presentation...

Calls to remove newly erected Laois pedestrian crossing ‘before someone is...

There have been calls to remove a recently installed pedestrian crossing from a Laois town 'before someone is seriously hurt'. The offending pedestrian crossing is...

Gardai make drugs seizure and two arrests in Stradbally prior to...

Gardai in Laois made a drugs seizure and arrested two men following raids prior to Electric Picnic. Gardai carried out two searched in Stradbally on...

Meet the Laois woman playing a big role the 20th anniversary...

A Stradbally native is at the centre of planning for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris – The Centre...

Camross and Errill to contest Junior B football decider following semi...

Camross 2-12 Rosenallis 1-14 Laois Junior “B” Football Championship Semi Final  An excellent second half performance from Camross was enough to see them claw back a...

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...

Lee the hero as Clonaslee-St Manman’s strike with 20 seconds to...

Clonaslee-St Manman's 1-12 Stradbally 1-11 Laois Senior Football Championship Round 3 Cathal Lee was Clonaslee-St Manman's hero as he struck for a goal with 20 seconds...

Irish Water to install 2km of new pipes in Laois area...

Stradbally is getting an upgraded water mains this summer and locals will be happy to hear the works will not disrupt the Ploughing Championships. Irish...

Brilliant Byrne to the fore as fast start sets Graiguecullen on...

Graiguecullen 2-16 Stradbally 1-11 Laois SFC Round 2 - Winners section A brilliant opening 10 minutes - where Brian Byrne was unmarkable - set Graiguecullen on...

Luxury Laois country house nominated for European sustainability award

Inch House near Stradbally has been nominated for a European tourism sustainability award - organised by Quartz Inn Hotels - in the categories of...

Full Steam Ahead: National Steam Rally returns to Stradbally

58th National Steam Rally, Stradbally, Co Laois – July 31 & August 1, 2022 Ireland’s premier steam event returns after two years away Over...

Carolan, Shiel and Dillon on form as Stradbally make winning start...

Stradbally 1-15 Ballyfin 1-9 Senior Football Championship Round 1 Darragh Carolan, Tom Shiel and Jody Dillon were on top form as Stradbally made a winning start...

Stradbally look to be picking up form as they try to...

Stradbally's record in recent times is bizarre. In the past eight seasons they've been in the relegation playoffs five times - and won the...

Property Watch: Five homes currently on the market in Stradbally

On this week’s Property Watch we look at five homes currently for sale in the Stradbally area. Among the properties featuring this week is a...

Deep sadness in Stradbally following the passing of much-loved community man

There is deep sadness in Stradbally today as one of it's most loved characters will be laid to rest. Dick Dillon of Woodview in Stradbally,...

Hand the hero as Killeshin strike in injury time to see...

Killeshin 1-13 Stradbally 1-9  ACFL Division 1B Final  Killeshin were crowned Division 1B champions following a dramatic injury time in O'Moore Park this evening. Stradbally led by...

Gardai appeal for witnesses and information following fatal road crash in...

Gardai are appealing for anyone with information surrounding a fatal road accident in Laois to come forward. The incident happened on the Athy Road outside...

Busy Laois road closed after serious accident

A busy Laois road has been closed following a serious car crash this afternoon. A section of the R428 between Stradbally and Athy has been...

Local man set to complete Ironman in Germany to raise funds...

A well-known Laois man is set to take on a gruelling Ironman challenge in Frankfurt this Saturday in aid of a very good cause. James...

Great line up in place for Summer Notes concert in the...

The stunning Malt House in Stradbally will be the setting for a new concert 'Summer Notes' on Saturday, July 2. Among the performers is the...
Football general

Stradbally hit 3-17 against Killeshin to seal promotion

Stradbally 3-17 Killeshin 2-10 ACFL Division 1B (Winners Section) An impressive Stradbally performance away to Killeshin saw them clinch promotion back to the top division of...

Lethal Lawlor on form as Stradbally defeat The Heath to move...

Stradbally 2-14 The Heath 0-10  ACFL Division 1B Winner's Section Round 1 Benny Lawlor was in unstoppable form as Stradbally made a winning start to the...
Colm Begley

Long-serving Laois footballer Begley calls time on county career

Long-serving Laois footballer Colm Begley has officially announced his retirement from the county game, ending an association that stretches back 17 years to 2005. Though...

In Pictures: Stradbally Community project enhances built and natural heritage

A project led by the community in Stradbally  and Laois County Council is taking practical action to enhance the town’s wildlife and built heritage. Stradbally...

Laois amenity on the double at All-Ireland Community Woodlands awards

Carrigmeal Woodlands, situated at Dysart, Stradbally has received a Special Commendation and placed 2nd in the 2022 All-Ireland Community Woodlands Awards. Carrigmeal, owned by James...