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St Conleths Winners of Lidl’s Ladies Football Competition

St Conleths Are Lucky Winners of Lidl’s Ladies Gaelic Football Club Competition winning a free shop for their club worth €500 Pictured at the Lidl store in Portlaoise at the prize handover for the Lidl LGFA Club Competition were representatives from St Conleths. The club was recently announced as winners for the store which saw them win a free shop …

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Relaunch of Network Ireland Laois Branch

 Relaunch of Network Ireland Laois Branch on 30th May On Tuesday 30th May at 6.00pm at the Killenard, Heritage Hotel an open evening will be held for the re-establishment of the Laois branch of Network Ireland. After a huge amount of interest, hard work and encouragement from so many Laois business women it has been decided to reopen the branch. And …

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Portlaoise Educate Together N.S. raise over €700 with Funky Cafe

Portlaoise Educate Together N.S. raise over €700 with the launch of their Funky Cafe Tim’s 5th class students continued to show their entrepreneurial skills with the introduction of the Funky Cafe to the school on Friday the 19th May. After the roaring success of their paper craft fair back in April which raised over €1000 for the school, the children …

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Sally Garden’s Gig Minding Minds

Fallen Lights set to inspire County Laois to ‘mind your mind’ Midlands based quartet Fallen Lights are embarking on their mammoth 32 gigs in 32 days in 32 counties tour of Ireland during May and June 2017 to inspire everyone they meet along the way to ‘mind your mind’. As part of part of the tour, the band will be …

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Around Portarlington Way

Incredible panorama of River Barrow & Lea Castle captured by Con Murphy Photography

Fundraiser The last of John Bolton’s fundraising events prior to his trek to the Rocky Mountains in aid of Laois Hospice takes place in the Laois Shopping Centre in Portlaoise on Saturday May 20 where Mr Bolton will endure an eight hour static cycle on a stationary bicycle beginning at 10am.   Colaiste Iosagain Annual 5k takes place around the streets …

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Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre Launch

The all-new Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre located in the town centre of Portlaoise, formerly the 4-star Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, will officially launch its much-awaited €7 million investment in Portlaoise Co. Laois on Monday next May 22nd.   The luxurious hotel received a €7 million transformation, including the renovation and redesign of 115 deluxe guest bedrooms, including an exclusivee …

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Mountmellick Library & Gallery News

DOGS TRUST ADULT WORKSHOP: Thinking of getting a dog or puppy, need advice on dog care or training, want to make sure you’re meeting your dog’s needs? Education Officer, Paul Cleary and his dog, Magic will be in Mountmellick Library on Wednesday 31st May at 11.00 a.m. for and adult workshop on dogs. Phone 0578644572 for further details.   INVENT …

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Laois Youth Theatre News

The Laois Youth Theatre junior and senior groups hosted a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of theatre in the Dunamaise Arts Centre last Sunday (14th May). A large number of friends and family turned up to witness a very high quality theatre event. The junior members performed an abridged version of Around the World in 80 Days, by Philip Brennan and Stephen Colfer. …

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Laois ‘Gig of the Month’

The biggest night of the Manhattan Mixer Tribute Series takes place this month as David Bowie tribute Rebel Rebel take to the Soho Stage on Friday, May 26. Fresh from headlining the David Bowie festival in January, Rebel Rebel sold out the prestigious Vicar Street venue in Dublin to rave reviews, so organisers immediately booked them in as one of …

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DURROW SPORTS SCENE

Harps GAA: Standing tall on and off the field

DURROW-CULLOHILL PARISH ANGLERS: Durrow-Cullohill Parish Anglers held another Trout Fishing Competition on Sunday April 30th for the Bill Kelly Memorial Cup. The winner with a beautiful fish was Declan McDonald, Second placed was Tommy Coffey and Third placed was Pat Dunphy. The Juveniles U14 winners were: Shane Townsend, Eoghan Carroll, Liam Townsend, Shane Shortall and Keelan Carroll. All-Ireland Champion: Congratulations …

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