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Successful conversational Irish group announce plans to continue in Vicarstown

A group of conversational Irish speakers have been meeting in the Old School in Vicarstown for the past month. Significant interest in the group has...

End of an era as Courtwood community bids farewell to ‘Mrs...

The small rural community of Courtwood is bidding farewell this weekend to Tess O'Connell, who passed away aged 89. Mrs O'Connell lived at her home...

Laois teenager to represent Ireland at American Quarter Horse Youth World...

A 13-year-old girl who lives in Vicarstown will represent Ireland at the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup in Texas from June 29 to...

Conversational Irish group continues in Vicarstown this Wednesday

The first gathering for the new conversational Irish group in Vicarstown attracted a good crowd last week with the venture set to continue for...

Conversational Irish group to begin weekly meetings in Vicarstown for month...

We all like to be able to use a little bit of Irish from time to time. But what we learned in school over the...

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Vicarstown community up and out early for...

A look back at some wonderful photos from Vicarstown's St Patrick's Day parade as March saw a return to normality.  The small rural community of...

In Pictures: Magical evening in Vicarstown for Drive-Thru Santa experience

The small village of Vicarstown was buzzing on Saturday evening for the now-annual Drive-Thru Santa experience. First introduced in 2020 as a response to the...

Festive night of fashion, music and dancing in Vicarstown this Saturday

Club events have been a rare occurrence over the past couple of years but thankfully they've been making a very welcome return in recent...

Weekly 25 card drive returns to Vicarstown after almost three-year absence

One of the many victims of the Covid-19 pandemic was the sheer volume of indoor activities that went by the wayside. But with life eventually...

In Pictures: Large crowd at official opening of Vicarstown Canal Side...

Sunday October 30 saw a big crowd in attendance for the official opening ceremony of Vicarstown Canal Side Community Recreation Area. This amenity is an...

In Pictures: Annanough GAA Family Fun Day proves a big success

One of the most missed things throughout all of Covid was the various community days held in towns and villages around the country. On Saturday...

In Pictures: Parks Tennis Summer Camp proves a big hit in...

No matter what your interest is, there is a summer camp for you. Not only are the options getting better, but there's also more coming...

Laois village set to host first ever tennis summer camp on...

The SVT Activity and Wellness Hub is set to add another string to it's bow this summer. The Stradbally, Vicarstown and Timahoe based group is...

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...