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The Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally Launch

The Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally Launch:  Tuesday May 9th. @  2.30pm Venue: Donaghmore Workhouse Museum, Rathdowney, Co. Laois.   The “Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally” was first held in 2014 as a unique event aimed at showcasing the hidden heritage and tourism potential of the South Midlands area of Ireland. Gaining its inspiration from William Bulfin, who cycled around Ireland in …

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Direct from Durrow

CAKE SALE IN AID OF CUISLE CENTRE: Durrow Development Forum wishes to express their thanks to everybody who supported their cake sale for The Cuisle Cancer Care Centre in Portlaoise. To everyone who made cakes and bought them, it was very much appreciated. Your contribution made a whopping €658.40 and DDF have contributed to this to bring the total raised …

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Young Laois Trad Groups light up Siansa Gael Linn

Not one but two young Trad groups from Laois made it to the final of Siansa Gael Linn 2017 in the National Concert Hall earlier this month. Lonrach, which its talented members from Borris-in-Ossory, Portarlington and Ballaghmore, joined another local group Fiúntas, which boasts musicians from Abbeyleix, The Swan and Camross, in the ‘last eight’ of Siansa. Fiúntas also made it through to …

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Durrow Sports Scene

Harps Camogie team. Photo courtesy of www.harpscamogie.com

DURROW-CULLOHILL PARISH ANGLERS: Durrow-Cullohill Parish Anglers held another Trout fishing competition on Sunday April 9th last for the Michael O’Rourke Memorial Cup. The winner with a beautiful fish was Seanie Delehunty. Second placed was Sean Geoghegan and third placed was Seamus Stapleton. The Juveniles U14 winners were – Liam Townsend, Shane Townsend, Shane Shortall and Keelan Carroll. The next Competition …

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Laois Writers’ Corner

The two of us! By Noel O’ Rourke A look, a smile is all it took, twas then we knew this was our luck! The shy hello! Soft and mellow, the gentle first touch like from a book. Our excited voices entangled in panic, uttering the words, let us meet again the two of us. The planned first date and …

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Around Portarlington Way

DANCING CHAMP A big well done to Sean Burbage Portarlington on coming 2nd in Belfast in the World Irish Dance Championships. What an amazing & talented young man. Sean comes from a wonderful talented family. The very best for the future Sean.   LIFE COACHING Complimentary life coaching sessions available. Would you like to make a change in any area …

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‘Laois Heritage Society Presents’ Talk Series

The Laois Heritage Society Presents………….. George Cunningham (Pres. Roscrea Heritage Society) on April 27th, in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise at 8pm. George will give an illustrated talk on ‘The Round Towers of Ireland with particular attention to Timahoe and other south midland towers’. He has published extensively on Early Medieval Ireland especially with regards to Monastic settlements. So come and …

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Mental Health Awareness Initiative Workshop for Parent/Caregivers/Guardians of Primary & Post-primary Pupils

Mental Health Awareness Initiative Workshop  for Parent/Caregivers/Guardians of Primary & Post-primary Pupils This one-hour presentation is aimed at parent/caregiver or guardian interested or concerned about children’s and young peoples’ mental health. As a result of this presentation, participants will: Gain a better understanding of mental health and the key issues impacting on the mental health of young people. Learn to …

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Incorrectly Fitted Child Car Seats Major Cause for Concern in Laois

Incorrectly Fitted Child Car Seats Major Cause for Concern in Laois RSA’s Check it Fits Service and the service is visiting SuperValu Portarlington on Monday 24 April 2017 and Toyota Portlaoise on Tuesday 25 April 2017. Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and …

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Ras An Laois 2017 Results

Killeshin Wheelers News

Results Ras An Laois 2017 A3 1 Shane Smith Moynalty CC. 2 Gerard Forde Team Gerry Mc Veigh 3 Jason O Callaghan Westport Covey Wheelers. 4 Eamon Daly Westport Covey Wheelers 5 Kieran Merriman Waterford road Club 6 Paul Whelan Swords CC 7 Willie Fitzharris Strata 3 8 Pawel Bommersbach Nass CC. Prime – Stephen T Lynch Strong finish to …

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