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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Annual switching on of Christmas lights going virtual this year

The annual switching on of the Christmas lights is something of an institution in Portlaoise at this stage. Ordinarily, crowds would flock to Main Street...

LaoisToday Podcast: PJ and Niamh Kavanagh on managing a family pub through a global...

It's been an incredibly tough year for publicans and in the latest LaoisToday podcast, we're joined by PJ and Niamh Kavanagh, proprietors of one...

Laois man living Down Under launches appeal to reunite with long lost sister

A Laois man living in Australia has launched an appeal to be reunited with his long lost sister. 80-year-old Martin Farrell, originally from Abbeyleix, lives...

Talking Sport Podcast: Eddie Brennan steps away, Mark Kavanagh reaction and what next for...

Laois hurler Mark Kavanagh joins us on the line to chat about Eddie Brennan's decision to step away as manager. The Rathdowney-Errill man discusses the...

Moment in Time: Huge crowds in attendance at switching on of Portlaoise Christmas lights...

Some of the great occasions in Portlaoise over the years have been when big events have taken over the town's main street. In recent years...

WATCH: Laois man becomes mental health advocate six months after opening up on 22-year...

A Laois man, who opened up about his 22-year battle with depression back in May, has gone on to help many people since. Mark Condron,...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois priest scoops top prize in Carlow GAA draw The third staging of the Carlow GAA Development Draw took place recently and a...

LaoisToday Podcast: Senator Mark Wall on early political memories, his father’s influence and General...

Labour Senator Mark Wall is our latest guest on the LaoisToday Podcast. From Castlemitchell outside Athy, he was elected to the Senate earlier this year...

Talking Sport Podcast: End of season football ‘awards’ plus All Ireland camogie semi-final preview

With Laois's inter-county football season at an end for 2020, Steven and Alan look back on an unusual year, one that saw Laois maintain...

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Remember the Game: Graiguecullen beat Stradbally to claim U-12 glory in 2004

Graiguecullen 3-10 Stradbally 1-3 2004 Laois U-12 'A' Football Final A hotly contested affair between two sides that provided some classic encounters at nearly every age...

Mark Doheny: 20 helpful tips for the Dublin supporters coming to Portlaoise

For the third year in a row, the Dublin footballers will make a rare trip out of the city for a championship match. They did...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - Eight residents at Laois hospital die from Coronavirus over Easter weekend A total of nine people died in the Maryborough Centre in St...

Talking Sport: Paul Cahillane on Celtic, Portlaoise, Ireland, Laois and Roy Keane

Our latest Talking Sport Podcast is here and we bring you a brand new format. Alan Hartnett is in the presenter’s chair once again and...

2019 Remembered: Three-year sentence handed to man who seriously assaulted Laois footballer

Laois senior footballer was left horribly injured following an assault in April 2018, the man who was involved in the attack was handed a...

William and Kate, the Coronavirus and your family tree – It’s all in our...

  How to get girls 101 All of us on the beer in Limerick one night and linney meeting a lad he used to go to...

This Laois Hen Party should get an award for their brilliant theme and costumes

You have to hand it to this group of women that set off from Mountmellick today for a Hen Party in Carrick-on-Shannon. Mary Rose Melia...

2019 Remembered: Managers and team names announced for Laois GAA Divisional Competition

The Laois GAA Divisional Competition team names and managers were announced back in September. The team names and the management teams that will be involved...

Taxi drivers, Portlaoise sarcasm and Irish mothers – it’s our tweets of the week

We're back again with our Top Tweets of the Week from all around Laois. My taxi mans name is “Yu Gou” very tempted to start...

2018 Remembered – Retired Laois couple who moved to South Africa are loving their...

In 2018, we caught up with Jim and Esther McCormack about how their new life in South Africa was treating them.  The pair packed up...

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