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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...

In Pictures: Brilliant fun as Laois Comhairle na nOg organise Colour...

There was wonderful fun in the small village of Vicarstown this afternoon as Laois Comhairle na nOg and Youth Work Ireland Laois came together...

Live music and free colour run promises to be a great...

This looks like it will be great! There will be live music from local band Paper Planes and a free colour run this Friday afternoon...

Vicarstown junior parkrun returns this Sunday with a ten-minute challenge for...

Vicarstown junior parkrun is back up and running again, after the Covid pandemic break. Junior parkrun is a weekly timed 2k run, and there are about...

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...

Vicarstown farmer named as Teagasc’s silage competition winner

Richard Bond from Vicarstown was recently honoured by Teagasc as the winner of silage competition recognising best practice in the farming sector.  Following judging from...

Hugely popular Vicarstown parkrun to return this Saturday for the first...

Since starting in October 2014, the Saturday morning Vicarstown parkrun has been a hugely popular weekly local event which attracted almost 2,500 runners until...

Athletics: Laois Masters bring home gold, road races and cross country...

As with most sporting events and organisations, athletics has also endured delays and cancellations during the pandemic. Last Sunday, however, the later than usual All-Ireland...

#LoveLaois: Lovely Vicarstown – walking routes, bike hire and a Blueway...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on May 9 of this year. On the face of it, the small village of Vicarstown is like...

Food and craft market in Vicarstown planning for big event this...

On the second Sunday of every month at the Community Sports Hall, the Vicarstown Canal Artisan Foods and Crafts Market takes place - and...

In Pictures: Food and craft market gets off to positive start...

A new food and craft market got up and running in Vicarstown on Sunday last as a number of local community groups came together...

Brand new artisan foods and crafts market set to be hosted...

A food and crafts market will take place tomorrow - July 11 for the first time in Annanough GAA grounds. The Vicarstown Canal Artisan Foods...

#LoveLaois: Lovely Vicarstown – walking routes, bike hire and a Blueway...

On the face of it, the small village of Vicarstown is like so many other Irish rural areas that has lost services over the...

Local group hosting online meeting to explore Blueway project opportunities

Anyone who has been in Vicarstown recently will have noticed that work is in progress on the Blueway project, an exciting walking facility that...

Caution urged in Vicarstown as canal bridge badly damaged following accident

Anyone driving or walking through Vicarstown is urged to be careful, following an accident on Wednesday evening that saw significant damage done to the...

Death occurs of former Laois and Leinster footballer Terry O’Connell

The death has taken place of Terry O'Connell from Vicarstown, a legendary Laois football figure of the 1950s. Terry, who won two championships with Annanough...

Sadness in Vicarstown at death of ‘gentle soul’ Jim Maloney

There was sadness in the Vicarstown area this week at the death of Jim Maloney, a highly-regarded member of the local community. He passed away...

Work stalled at the moment but Barrow Blueway through Laois still...

Throughout the pandemic, walking, more than any other activity, has increased significantly. People of all ages have begun walking more frequently with demand for new...

Sadness at death of the highly-regarded John Miller

The death has occurred of John Miller, from Glenbawn outside Athy, a well-known and highly-regarded man on both sides of the Laois-Kildare border. Aged 76,...

End of an era in Courtwood community following death of Liam...

The death has taken place of Liam Carroll, a highly-regarded member of the Courtwood and Rath communities. He passed away suddenly in his 92nd year...

Magic of a drive-thru Santa – Laois GAA club pull out...

Everything this year has had to be done differently, especially the visits to Santa Claus. All over the world, social distancing has had to be...

Three Laois projects granted €116,440 in CLAR funding

Three Laois projects have qualified for CLAR funding totalling €116,440. A recreation area on the grassy bank of the Grand Canal at Vicarstown is to...

Laois Abroad: From Vicarstown to Southern California and how Coronavirus is...

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic across the world we have been hearing stories of Laois people scattered across the world. Today we chat...

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...

Sadness at the death of Sean Miller

The death has occurred of Sean Miller, originally from Vicarstown, but a long-time resident of Derrygarron outside Portlaoise. Fondly remembered as a gentleman and highly-regarded,...

Gardaí investigating after four arrested and man found on side of...

Gardaí are investigating an incident that saw an unconscious man found on the side of the road near Vicarstown this morning. Four men were arrested...

New Year’s Day parkrun in Vicarstown – get 2020 off to...

The Vicarstown parkrun - a free, weekly timed 5km run on the banks of the Grand Canal - has become a staple of the...

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,...