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Thursday, January 20, 2022
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: The boom is back – O’Byrne Cup win a timely January...

The Laois footballers ended a seven-game losing streak in Stradbally on Wednesday night with an encouraging win over Meath in the O'Byrne Cup. Steven and...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Defeat on the double for Laois teams but early days still

And so the 2022 season is up and running - though defeat was the order of the day for both the Laois hurlers and...
CJ Sheeran's win 2012 Inter Firms

Moment in Time: CJ Sheeran Ltd win 2012 All Ireland Inter Firms hurling final

The All Ireland Inter Firms competition is one of the GAA competitions that flies under the radar somewhat but various Laois teams over the...
Abbeyleix Bog

#LoveLaois: Abbeyleix Bog Walk – a highly-recommended experience

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on July 4 last year. All through this blasted pandemic we've walked through various woods, hills and mountains -...
Top stories of the week

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - 21 fresh faces on football panel as new-look Laois gear up for 2022 season New Laois manager Billy Sheehan has added 21 players...
Laois Abroad

Laois Abroad: We’re looking to hear from Laois people living over seas

A popular regular feature on the LaoisToday site since its beginning is the Laois Abroad series. Here at LaoisToday, we love to talk to Laois...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: O’Byrne Cup and Walsh Cup mania as 2022 season gets underway

Not even a global pandemic could bring an end to the GAA's pre-season O'Byrne and Walsh Cup competitions. And so the Laois hurlers begin their...
Lilly's Launch 2018

From the Archives – In Pictures: Big names turn out for official launch of...

October 2018 saw the launch of Portlaoise's newest, most stylish venue.  Lilly's is establishing itself as a key feature of main street Portlaoise, with business...
Electric Picnic Timahoe

From the Archives – A remarkable tale of how one Laois village came together...

The people of Timahoe heroically came to the rescue of three Electric Picnic goers in September 2018 after their campervan broke down in the...

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

1 - Stories, characters, yarns – Pat Critchley set to launch his new book ‘Bruno’ There was great excitement as Pat Critchley's new book was...

2020 Remembered: Burnt out cars, boy-racers, rubbish and anti-social behaviour – chaos on the...

In June, the Slieve Bloom Mountains faced a a number of anti social behaviour incidents and Cllr James Kelly voiced locals concerns at a...

Moment in Time: A look back to the school days in Killeshin NS in...

Who doesn't love a Moment in Time? Most people probably are experiencing the fear of seeing old photographs of themselves in their most youthful days. This...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Minor special as Graiguecullen enjoy football success and Camross and Abbeyleix...

In a special bonus edition of the Talking Sport Podcast, it is all about Minor. Wednesday evening saw Graiguecullen and Na Fianna Og meet in...

2021 Remembered – Up and Coming: Meet the aspiring architect behind Bunlacken Brú at...

Back in October, we met with Cullohill native Eoin O'Sullivan who told us all about his business Bunlacken Brú. The pandemic has taken so much...

Laois’s favourite type of takeaway revealed

The weekend comes and a takeaway is on the cards. You’re on the sofa, the TV is on, but what is your go-to takeaway? The...

New to the Area: The Spanish girl with a Tapas restaurant, a young family...

Our latest New to the Area segment is with Spanish woman and Portlaoise restaurant owner Itxi Saila Ferrer. Itxi, who is from the Basque Country,...

Talking Music: The Electrix talk adrenaline, drummers and Electric Picnic

The Electrix are an award-winning band with a wealth of experience within the Irish music scene. The band members have performed and toured with...
Timahoe Round Tower

Moment in Time: Timahoe schoolchildren unveil sculpture at Round Tower in 2005

Timahoe is a very proud rural community and at the very centre of that is the famous Round Tower in the village, home of...
This Laois mother has recalled the terrifying Ryanair flight she was on Sunday

Best of 2017 – Laois mother recalls horror Ryanair flight during Hurricane Ophelia

Back in October, the county braced itself to deal with Hurricane Ophelia.  It was Ireland's first hurricane in a long time and in the end,...

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