Rooster had to be put down after illegal cock fight in Portlaoise

A SEVERELY mauled cockerel had to be put to sleep by a vet following a suspected organised cock fight in Portlaoise last week. Members of the Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) were contacted last Tuesday...

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€1m grant will fund portion of bike trail in the Slieve Blooms

LAOIS County Council has been provided with €1 million for the part-construction of 72.8km mountain bike trail through the Slieve Bloom Mountains, 40.6kms of which will be through Co Laois. The news of the grant aid was conveyed to councillors...

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Lovely Laois has a chance to take its place among top-tourist destinations

RIGHTLY or wrongly, there’s a perception that Laois is the forgotten county of Ireland, a county that you just pass...

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Family fun day will raise funds for restoration of Arles church

A FAMILY fun day filled with entertainment and delicious food will be held in August to raise funds for the...

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First World War battle to be fought again in Durrow

ONE hundred years after the event, the Third Battle of Ypres will be re-enacted in Laois next month. The Battle...

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Walking dead seen wandering the Slieve Blooms during movie shoot

IN recent years, sighting of wild boars and fairies have been reported in the Slieve Bloom Mountains of Co Laois....

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Population of Co Laois rose by more than 4,000 in five-year period

TATISTICS from small-area populations were released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) last Thursday. Senior statistician Deirdre Cullen explained: “The...

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Hogwarts Express will steam into Durrow for annual scarecrow festival!

THE Hogwarts Express will steam into Durrow this weekend, just as a crackdown is unleashed on roving muggle gangs. Laois...

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Museum will stock thousands of publications on fishing and shooting

AN extraordinary library containing more than 23,000 publications is being developed in Laois. Walter Phelan, owner of the Irish Fly...

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Site earmarked for relocation of courthouse

A SITE has been identified for the relocation of Portlaoise courthouse. For years, public representatives and business bodies have been...

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Uncertain future surrounds An Post centre in Portlaoise

THE future of the An Post mail centre in Portlaoise is still uncertain, following a Dáil debate on the matter....

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Revived music festival has Rathdowney rocking

A HUGE array of musical talent was on display as the Flare in the Square made its triumphant return to...

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10,000 Laois people may have to vote in County Kildare

ALMOST 10,000 people from Laois may be included in Kildare in the next general election, as the county is to...

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Camross convoy event hopes to enter Guinness book of records

A GUINNESS World Record for the longest cavalcade of light commercial vehicles in a charity event has most probably been...

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Ballyroan finally has school it deserves after 12 long years

YEARS of campaigning, planning and hard work were richly rewarded on Wednesday when a long-awaited new national school in Ballyroan...

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Ireland’s youngest priest will serve the people of Portlaoise

THE youngest priest in Ireland will take up duty in Portlaoise parish next month. Fr David Vard (25) was ordained...

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Traveller gang in the dock

THEFTS from farms are “an attack on the fabric of rural society”, Judge Keenan Johnson told a sitting of Portlaoise...

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World record attempt in Camross will raise vital funds for Red Cross

AN ATTEMPT to set a Guinness world record will take place in Camross on Saturday 1 July in a massive...

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Creative Brian dug deep to build winning garden

BLOOM silver medal winner Brian Burke from Killenard has spoken about the months of preparation and hard work that went...

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Hat-trick of awards for Portlaoise College

THREE students from Portlaoise College recently received prestigious national awards. The first accolade received by the school was the 21st...

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