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Laois encounters abroad, hypocrisy in the GAA and the dangers of...

Another wide and very varied week for Laois people on Twitter. This definitely applies to irish people too. Years ago I was in Singapore with...

Remember the Game: Looking back at when Portlaoise conquered Leinster in 2004

Portlaoise 1-11 Skyrne (Meath) 2-4 Leinster Senior Club Football Championship Final 2004 The Portlaoise footballers begin their latest Leinster campaign away to Moorefield on Sunday and...

Stolen Cars, the All Star Football Team and Retirement – Here’s Our Top Stories

This week we had everything from stolen cars, retirements and yet another Virgin Media documentary based in Laois. Check out our top stories. NEWS  Laois mum of...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004

This week's Moment in Time will look back at the Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004. Glendowns was the worthy winner of Best Overall Estate...

Laois band making a trip of a lifetime in the USA

One Laois band have been making a name for themselves across the water since they touched down in America this summer. Crooked Jacks have been...

Christmas trees, Peter Casey and awkward jokes – it’s our tweets of the week

Right, Halloween is over get out your Christmas trees 🎄 — Aedín (@_Aedin) November 1, 2018 You heard it here first. Can’t believe that I waited ELEVEN...

Good Week, Bad Week: History Trips, Halloween fun and ticket fraudsters

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’ – a little bit later than usual owing to the...

Remember The Game: Ballylinan-Glenmore edge out Stradbally Parish Gaels in 2004 MFC final

Ballylinan-Glenmore 0-8 Stradbally Parish Gaels 0-6 Laois Minor 'A' Football Championship Final 2004 Ballylinan-Glenmore ground out a two point win over Stradbally Parish Gaels to claim...

Moment in Time: Halloween Howls in 2008

Nowhere puts on a festival like us here in Laois, and one of our first is proof of that. Halloween Howls celebrated ten years upstairs...

Remember the Game: Kilcotton claim hurling league title in 2004

Kilcotton 0-12 Castletown 0-6 2004 Laois ACHL Division 1 Final The Laois hurling league has a patchy history - with the record books dotted with competitions...

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Best of 2017 – This Laois Hen Party with their brilliant theme and costumes

This Hen Party from Mountmellick went viral after dressing up as the set of the Navitity scene this August.  Mary Rose Melia and her friends...
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

Our pick for the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS Floods Flooding was the main news to hit Laois this week with flooding in Mountmellick, Clonaslee and Portarlington that made national coverage. WATCH: Dramatic aerial footage...

Darina Allen looking forward to come home to Laois for Food Futures event

Laois Connect 2 Food are hosting a Food Futures Event in the Heritage Killenard on Wednesday. It is expected to be an exciting day with...

Two brave Laois teenagers to skydive for Cystic Fibrosis

Two 16 year olds from Laois are planning to do a massive skydive to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland on Saturday April 14. Cian...

My Job & I: Meet the fourth generation bread-maker based in Portarlington

The head baker in Odlum's factory in Portarlington has been in the bread business for over 40 years and his skills have seen him...

Laois Abroad: From Ballybrittas to high-ranking political advisor in the EU

Julie Connell has fulfilled a lifetime of travels and has met famous figures from all over the globe in her job as a Director...

Moment in Time: Paddock NS in February 2001

You can't beat old photos. There's just something nostalgic about looking at images from the past, remembering that particular time in life and pondering how...

Good Week, Bad Week: Local TV stars, successful businesspeople and resignations

Good Week, Bad Week is our newest LaoisToday segment, where we look at who has had good weeks and bad weeks, around the county. To...

LISTEN: Three-time All Ireland final referee and top Croke Park steward on 30 years...

Brought to you in association with Finline Furniture It might be on earlier than usual but this All Ireland football final is still the biggest...

Laois Abroad: Australia Day celebrated by young Laois couple Down Under

Trumera woman Donna Hosey and her partner Gary Brophy moved to Australia in 2012 and haven't looked back since. After orginally moving Australia to work,...

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