Posts from Portlaoise

Posts from Portlaoise

Portlaoise ‘Job of the Day’

Job Title: Full – Time Order Picker.

Based in our warehouse in Portlaoise, this position requires an individual who is responsible for the processing, picking and packaging of orders. You should be highly organized, detail-oriented, a quick learner and able to work flexible business hours when times dictate. 30 hours per week. Salary: Hourly rate €10 per hour. Apply by sending an updated CV to

Laois 'Job of the Day' today

Laois ‘Job of the Day’ today

Big ‘Thank You’ from John Dunne

“I will never be able to adequately thank the huge number of people who came to the launch of HOME. I was honestly overwhelmed and so proud to be a Portlaoise man. I hope you enjoy my book half as much as I enjoyed seeing you all.”



Click here for John’s Portlaoise Pictures page.

Local GAA player runs London Marathon for charity

One of our local Portlaoise GAA stars, Brian Smith is running the London marathon today for the Target Ovarian Cancer charity. The marathon is live on BBC 1 if you want to keep an eye out for him.

Click here to pledge money to Brian’s chosen charity.

Brian running London Marathon for charity

Brian running London Marathon for charity

Portlaoise Men’s Shed News

Today we closed our “First Shots” 1916 centenary project with a wreath laying ceremony at PJ Ramsbottom’s grave at Portlaoise Cemetery. 100 years ago to the day PJ or Paddy was responsible for firing the first shot of the 1916 rising at Colt Wood just outside Portlaoise. An acknowledgment of a great leader and unsung hero of those troubled times. Many thanks to the extended Ramsbottom family, Paddy Brennan & Lord Edwards Own historical re-enactment group.

Presenting the wreath to honour a fallen hero. Picture Gilly Guilfoyle)

Presenting the wreath to honour a fallen hero

Presenting the wreath to honour a fallen hero

A little poem that was recited at the Ceremony called ‘the Old Volunteer’.

I am old, my step is weary
but I bear my head with pride
for I was friend and loyal true
to those who fought and died,

I shared their hopes and feelings
with them I plighted stood
to pour in freedom’s holy cause
my rich red mead of blood

They died as men and heroes
some on the battle plain
but some alas, in prison cell
by coward foes were slain

Through doom and death they triumphed
the blood they freely shed
received a dying nations soul
and quicked it all nigh dead

Their names shall live in story
while honour holds this clime
to fan the flames of liberty
in youth of future time

My name shall not be spoken
with those who nobly fell
or those who languished long and pined
in gloom and prison cell

Yet I can claim an honour
no man shall me deny
Arrayed in arms with them i stood
to suffer or to die

Hence though I’m old and weary
I hold my head with pride
I share the halo that enshrouds
and hallows Easter tide…

A delicious slice of Portlaoise Life

Laois Ladies Football

Division One results:
Timahoe 3-9 Park-Ratheniska 0-5
Portlaoise 5-7 St Conleths 3-12
St Brigids 2-9 Sarsfields 1-9

May Swap Market