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Government funding of over €5m confirmed for Barrow Blueway

The full funding of €5,067,941 sought by Kildare and Laois County Councils and Waterways Ireland to progress the Barrow Blueway project from Lowtown in...

WATCH: Legendary Irish rugby player comes to Laois to try wheelchair...

The Laois Lions wheelchair team recently hosted Ex-Ireland rugby player Brian O'Driscoll at their training base in Vicarstown Community Centre. This visit was a part...

Bank Holiday Beat the Barge event in Vicarstown should be a...

Oughaval Athletic Club hosts its annual Beat the Barge 4k run in Vicarstown on this Bank Holiday Monday, October 28. Now in its eighth year,...

In Pictures: Mighty craic in Vicarstown as crowds turn out for...

Talk about an event! There was an incredible crowd in the small picturesque village of Vicarstown on Saturday evening as over 1200 people danced on...

Hugely popular band Transmitter playing big gig in Vicarstown this weekend

The hugely popular Tansmitter band will play a fundraiser gig in Vicarstown this Friday night, September 20, in aid of the local Annanough GAA...

In Pictures: Great sport at Annanough GAA family fun day

The rain held off and there was plenty of craic - it was a right good day in the Annanough GAA grounds in Vicarstown...

Be a part of Riverdance World Record event in Vicarstown!!!

The 2019 European Week of Sport and Physical Activity will be celebrated across Ireland from 23rd-30th September 2019. European Week of Sport aims to promote...

‘Escape your chair’ in Vicarstown – and do your heart good!

The Irish Heart Foundation has launched its month-long heart health campaign entitled, ‘Escape Your Chair’. The campaign, which aims to raise awareness of prolonged sitting...

In Pictures: Summer solstice breakfast celebrates some of the best of...

If you were one of the adventurous souls who gathered at 4.45am for the summer solstice in Laois today, your positive attitude most definitely...

Former Olympic athlete to take part in Laois 5km run this...

The weekly Vicarstown 5km parkrun has been hugely popular since it started in the winter of 2014, taking place every Saturday morning at 9.30am...

In Pictures: Early starts as Vicarstown and Timahoe turn on the...

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise As ever, they were up bright and early in Vicarstown for the community’s annual St...

In Pictures: Huge crowd turn out in Vicarstown to celebrate 90th...

It was a packed house in Crean's in Vicarstown on Tuesday night as the community celebrated the 90th birthday party of one of the...

The story of the Laois man who played rugby for Ireland...

Only a handful of Laois men have played rugby for Ireland - one of them was Vicarstown native Noel Turley whose only cap came...

In Pictures: Vicarstown parkrun launches 2019 in style

On a mild and dry morning in Vicarstown, over 120 runners turned out for the “30 ladies under 30 minutes” event. If this morning is...

Vicastown planning special New Year’s Day parkrun

Calling all runners, especially the ladies. Vicarstown parkrun is doing a special initiative for New Year's Day and they are hoping to have 30 ladies...

Beat the Barge is back for its seventh year running

The annual Vicarstown Beat the Barge run in back - and it's here with a difference. This year the 4km run has a theme -...

In Pictures: Crowds turn out to cheer on their Annanough side...

Saturday can't come quick enough for the men from Annanough as they take on O'Dempsey's in the JFC final in O'Moore Park. Vicarstown hall, on...

Vicarstown parkrun celebrates 200 runs with special guests

Vicarstown parkrun celebrated it's 200th run on Saturday last, and over the last four years almost 1500 different runners have completed the 5k Grass...

The Summer Athletics Camp is back in Vicarstown again this July

The Summer Athletics Camps is back for a third year, as Athletics Ireland, in conjunction with Oughaval AC and Stradbally/Vicarstown/Timahoe Activity and Wellness Hub...

Sadness at passing of well-known Laois publican

The death has occurred of James (Jim) Crean senior, owner of the well-known family pub in Vicarstown. Jim, who was originally from Wexford, and his...

Vicarstown and Timahoe up and out early with St Patrick’s Day...

They like to get things done good and early in Vicarstown and Timahoe and they were true to their word again this St Patrick's...

Laois farmers send fodder to Clare as crisis continues

The farming community is well known for its ability to help each other out in difficult times. Traditionally this was evident with neighbours offering support...

Barrow Blueway Project refused in Carlow… but backed in Laois

Planning permission has been refused for a significant stretch of the proposed River Barrow Blueway project in Carlow, even though Laois and Kildare have...

Death occurs of young man in Westmeath with strong Laois connections

The death has occurred of Eoin Miller in Westmeath after a short illness at the age of 34. Eoin had strong Laois connections with...

Huge relief for Laois families as school bus crisis averted

The school bus shortage in Emo and Vicarstown has been solved with the provision of a 52-seater bus, it has been confirmed. Minister for Justice...

Larger school bus for Vicarstown and Emo hinges on parents’ appeals

The provision of a larger school bus for Vicarstown and Emo now hinges on whether or not some of the 15 appeals lodged by...

Laois families left without school bus places weeks before school return

Around 15 school children from the Emo and Vicarstown are currently in limbo without school bus places as the school year approaches. A public meeting...

In Pictures: Huge success at the first Junior parkrun in Laois

98 boys and girls took in Laois's first ever Junior parkrun on Sunday 30 in Vicarstown . They ran, sprinted and jogged the 2km stretch along...

Vicarstown strides ahead with junior parkrun

Having set up the first parkrun in Laois in 2014, Vicarstown is now set to launch only the ninth junior parkrun in Ireland. Parkrun is...

Big night expected in Vicarstown for Country music star Gerry Guthrie

Vicarstown should be hopping this Friday night as Country music star Gerry Guthrie plays the Annanough GAA Summer Country Night. With a fully licensed bar,...