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NEWS Lucky Laois winner lands €50k in Prize Bonds draw One lucky winner from Laois has scooped €50,000 this week Not for the faint-hearted This well-known Laois man...

The Sunday Interview: From dairy farmer to Rose of Tralee glamour

It's only been a week since "the most glamourous farmer in the country" heard her name called out as the Laois Rose for 2018. But...

Remember the Game: Laois Minors grind out a memorable 2009 Leinster Championship result against...

Laois 1-9    Dublin 1-6  Leinster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Laois head to Wexford this weekend for the opening round of the Leinster MHC, but for...

The Met Gala, Eurovision and leaving power washers in supermarkets… it’s all in our...

Tweets of the Week Our weekly trawl through the corners of Twitter turned up some hilarious results this week. With the Eurovision and Met Gala ball...

16 much-loved Portlaoise businesses who are no longer with us

Last week, we brought you the news that a new bakery was planned for Portlaoise. It provoked a huge reaction - primarily because the new...

Remember the Game: Portlaoise CBS denied 2004 All-Ireland glory

Portlaoise CBS 1-8 St Louis Kilkeel (Down) 1-11 All-Ireland College's Senior 'B' Football Championship Final Around this time 14 years ago, a star-studded Portlaoise CBS team...

The 15th Laois Rose of Tralee is…

The Laois Rose for 2018 is Grainne Hogan. Grainne, who was hailed, “The most glamorous farmer in the country,” from MC Ollie Turner, was sponsored by...

In Pictures: The excitement builds as the Laois Rose competition gets underway

This is it. After weeks of preparation, going through interviews, turning up to lunches, meets and greets, public events - the Laois Rose hopefuls...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the 2018 Laois Rose selection night

Good evening and welcome! The road to Tralee in August starts here. One lucky girl will be crowned the 2018 Laois Rose tonight in the...

Our pick of the top stories of the week

NEWS Ooh-err An, eh hem, exclusive ‘sex party’ has been planned for a country house in Laois Good news for Portlaoise Great news for the town as plans...

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Moment in Time: 16 years since Helen Gee officially launched G’s Jams

G's Gourmet Jams is one of Laois's real success stories. Owned by Helen Gee, who makes the jam on her own Abbey Farm near Abbeyleix,...

5 minutes with … Shannon RFC scrumhalf and Portarlington native Keith Kavanagh

This week we caught up with Portarlington native Keith Kavanagh, who is excelling in Shannon RFC. Keith has just helped them secure promotion back to...

Potholes, the Dubs and forgotten Laois – it’s our Tweets of the Week

There's always something going on in the country that will get us all wound up on social media. This week was no different. Potholes, the...

Moment in Time: Some brilliant photos from St Patrick’s Day parades in Rosenallis, Mountrath...

For the week that's in it, with St Patrick's Day about to dominate everything, we've decided to look back on some great images from...

More top columnists added to the LaoisToday team

LaoisToday.ie is delighted to announce a range of new columnists to our team of writers. Six new contributors have been added and their regular contributions...

Top 25 Tweeters, thunder thighs and toilet issues – it’s the social media comments...

This week we eventually did what we'd been planning on doing for a while: updating our list of Laois's Top Tweeters. Just like our initial...

From Portlaoise to Portugal – Blind Date set for Irish debut

Are you ready for love? The world’s greatest TV dating show Blind Date has conquered audiences all over the world and will be broadcasting on...

The story behind the photos 2017: Visiting Rath N.S after 10 years

On Friday September 1 this year, I decided to take a trip up to my old primary school of Rath NS as they began...

Excitement as new bakery opens in Abbeyleix

Mueller and O'Connell Bakery officially opened its doors recently in Abbeyleix - launching fresh breads, muffins and barista style coffee. The bakery was set up...
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WATCH: LaoisToday official launch prize winners announced

We had a brilliant night in the Midlands Park Hotel on Saturday as we officially launched LaoisToday. The evening also saw the unveiling of our...

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