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Laois Local Live Performance On Screen - A very special film screening event was held in Dunamaise Theatre on Thursday 25th November.  Two collections of short films were screened, Laois is Live and The Centre is Where It’s At. The films were commissioned by Laois Arts Office and funded by the Funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Local Live Performance Scheme… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Heywood - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights and Stop and Go Boards At the following location: Heywood Road: R432 From a point: Approx. 52.889531, -7.311490 To a point: Approx. 52.888432, -7.309908 (near junction with L3777) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times… .... Read More
Parking Arrangements for Christmas Period - Parking Arrangements for Christmas Period In support of ‘’shopping local’’ in the lead-in to Christmas, no parking charges will apply to Laois County Council operated public parking areas in Portlaoise, Portarlington and Mountmellick on the following days; - Saturday 4th December 2021 - Saturday 11th December 2021 - Saturday 18th December 2021 This support relates… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Canal Road, Portarlington - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Canal Road, Portarlington Road: Canal Road Portarlington (L-3158-0) From a point: Ballymorris Road Junction (L-3157-22) To a point: Portarlington Enterprise Centre ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 30/11/2021 08:00:00 and… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Woodgrove, Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights and Stop and Go Boards At the following location: Woodgrove, Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise Road: L-81104-0 & L-81104-8 From a point: 300 m North of junction with L-2112-1 Ballyfin Rd. Approx. 53.043543, -7.318711 To a point: Approx.… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Portlaoise - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights and Stop and Go Boards At the following location: Portlaoise Road: Church Street/Railway Street From a point: Approx. 53.035833, -7.297959 to 53.035214, -7.299502 To a point: Approx. 53.035214, -7.299502 to 53.034543, -7.298890 ON and/or BETWEEN the… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Redcastle, Mountrath - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights and Stop and Go Boards At the following location: Redcastle, Mountrath Road: R445 From a point: Approx. 53.007279, -7.445538 To a point: Approx. 53.008376, -7.438125 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 29/11/2021 08:00:00 and… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Main Street Portarlington - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Main Street Portarlington Road: R419 @Alley Cross From a point: Coolbanagher Church To a point: Junction with Shaen Road ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 29/11/2021 09:30 and 03/12/2021 16:00… .... Read More
Glow Red for World Aids Day – 30th November to 1st December 2021 - Laois County Council is supporting the annual illumination event to combat stigma associated with HIV and AIDS called “Glow Red for World AIDS Day” - #GlowRed4WAD by illuminating Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise on the evening of the 30th November through to 1st December to mark the occasion.   The event is spearheaded by HIV Ireland, Ireland’s only national charitable organisation dedicated to… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Stradbally - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise that the Road narrows at the following location: At the following location: Stradbally Road: Court Square Stradbally L-3837-0 From a point: Approx. 53.012170, -7.146005. Front of Arts Centre ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 23/11/2021 08:00:00 and 03/12/2021 18:00:00 For the… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Ballintubbert - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights and Stop-Go Boards at the following location: Ballintubbert Road: L-3953-27 From a point: Approx. 52.983291, -7.082888 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 23/11/2021 08:00:00 and 26/11/2021 18:00:00 29/11/2021 08:00:00 and 01/12/2021 18:00:00 For the… .... Read More
Laois Community & Voluntary Awards 2021 - Calling all Community and Voluntary Groups. The application closing date for the 2021 Laois Community and Voluntary Awards is fast approaching, so get nominating before the deadline of Friday 19th November at 4.00pm . The winner of each category will receive a Galway Crystal trophy and prize money of €500 with the runner up getting… .... Read More
Exciting new Exhibition coming to Laois Arthouse Stradbally - The Laois Arthouse, Stradbally, Co. Laois and Laois County Council cordially invite you to the opening reception of In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. An exhibition of over 60 artists, celebrating 10 Years at the Laois Arthouse.  Public Preview: Saturday 4th December 2021 (14:45-17:00)  The exhibition will be formally opened by Kevin Kavanagh, Kevin Kavanagh… .... Read More
Green Flag Award 2021 - Green Flag Award 2021   The 2021 Green Flag Awards were announced today, Wednesday 17th of November 2021, by An Taisce Environmental Education, acknowledging Ireland’s best public parks and gardens.  Among them were two Laois Public Parks   ∙    Laois County Council        Páirc an Phobail Portlaoise ∙    Laois County Council        Peoples Park Portarlington… .... Read More
Communities Caring for Water Conference 2021 - Communities Caring for Water Conference 2021 is a joint initiative between The Rivers Trust and the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO). It’s an opportunity for communities engaged with their local water environment to share their stories and learn from others.  There is some wonderful work going on in communities. The Eventbrite registration page for the… .... Read More
Notification of making -Laneway adjacent to Jimmy Maher Park, Ballinakill Road, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, a Public Road - Laois County Council Section 11 Roads Act, 1993 In accordance with the provisions of Section 11 of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended) Laois County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to the making of a Declaration that the following road be a public road. • Laneway adjacent to Jimmy Maher Park, Ballinakill Road,… .... Read More
Register of Electors 2022/2023 - DRAFT REGISTER OF ELECTORS 2022 /2023   The Draft Register of Electors 2022/2023 was published on 1st November, 2021 and is available for inspection at the Council Offices by appointment only. Please contact 057 8664105 if you wish to make an appointment.  It is also available for inspection at Libraries, Garda Stations and Post Offices.… .... Read More
Funding of €8 Million for Historic Buildings - Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan has launched the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund for 2022, delivered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, in partnership with local authorities.   With €8m in funding across both schemes - an increase of €2 million from 2021 - they represent… .... Read More
Volunteer Laois – COVID-19 Community Response Award - The 2021 Community and Voluntary Awards application deadline has been extended to Friday 19th November. So, go ahead and make your nominations today. This year we a proud to introduce a new award, the Volunteer Laois COVID-19 Community Response Reward. This award recognises local groups, organisations and clubs which have worked voluntarily with people in… .... Read More
Laois Community and Voluntary Awards -Age Friendly - The 2021 Community and Voluntary Awards application deadline has been extended to Friday 19th November. So, go ahead and make your nominations today. Did you know the Age Friendly Award recognises Groups/Organisations who help to create an inclusive, equitable society in which older people can live full, active, valued and healthy lives.  Examples include active retirement, senior citizen clubs, meals on… .... Read More
Laois Community and Voluntary Awards -Social Inclusion - The 2021 Community and Voluntary Awards application deadline has been extended to Friday 19th November. So, go ahead and make your nominations today. Did you know the Social Inclusion award recognises Groups/Organisations that actively work in a supportive role in their communities and whose aim is to minimise social exclusion and/or help to improve the… .... Read More
Work begins on Ronnie Mathews Archive - Laois County Library Service and Laois Heritage Office are delighted to announce that work is commencing on the Ronnie Mathews Archive Collection. The collection, acquired earlier this year by Laois County Council, was compiled by the late Ronnie Mathews, a well-known and highly respected local historian and author from Portarlington. The collection contains records and… .... Read More
Laois Community and Voluntary Awards – Environment - The 2021 Community and Voluntary Awards application deadline has been extended to Friday 19th November. So, go ahead and make your nominations today. Did you know that Environmental Award recognises Groups/Organisations working to enhance and develop their community and/or their locality from an environmental perspective and create a sense of pride and inclusivity in their… .... Read More
Laois Community and Voluntary Awards – Children and Youth - The 2021 Community and Voluntary Awards application deadline has been extended to Friday 19th November. So, go ahead and make your nominations today. Did you know the Children and Youth Award recognises Groups/Organisations which have a positive impact on the lives of children.  Examples include: Community Childcare Services/Facilities, Youth Groups, Sports Clubs, homework clubs, also… .... Read More
Laois Community and Voluntary Awards – Healthy and Active Community - The 2021 Community and Voluntary Awards application deadline has been extended to Friday 19th November. So, go ahead and make your nominations today. Did you know that the Healthy and Active Community award recognises Groups/Organisations that encourage a healthy community by promoting positive environments and initiatives that support and encourage physical activity, healthy lifestyles and… .... Read More
Laois Community and Voluntary Awards – Arts, Culture and Heritage - The 2021 Community and Voluntary Awards application deadline has been extended to Friday 19th November. So, go ahead and make your nominations today. Did you know that the Arts, Culture and Heritage Award recognises Groups/Organisations who enhance their local areas, by conserving, protecting and promoting the Arts, Culture and Heritage of their local community through… .... Read More
DRAFT REGISTER OF ELECTORS 2022 /2023 - DRAFT REGISTER OF ELECTORS 2022 /2023   The Draft Register of Electors 2022/2023 was published on 1st November, 2021 and is available for inspection at the Council Offices by appointment only. Please contact 057 8664105 if you wish to make an appointment.  It is also available for inspection at Libraries, Garda Stations and Post Offices.… .... Read More
Connecting Ireland - Connecting Ireland is a major public transport initiative developed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) with the aim of increasing connectivity, particularly for people living outside our major cities and towns. The plan aims to improve mobility in rural areas, and it will do this by providing better connections between villages and towns by linking… .... Read More
Know Your Locality Course visits Rock of Dunamase - Stephen Mandal of the Irish Heritage School led a group of Laois heritage enthusiasts on a walk of discovery at the Rock of Dunamase on Sunday, as part of the Know your Locality Laois course. The free online course was offered to Laois people by Laois Heritage Office thanks to funding from Creative Ireland Laois… .... Read More
ART LIGHTING UP THE TOWN - Dunamaise Arts Centre is proud to announce a brand new initiative entitled ‘Leave a Light On’ - a mental wellbeing campaign which will be launched on Sunday, 24th October, 2021 and is a collaborative project, funded by Healthy Ireland Laois and commissioned by Dunamaise Arts Centre. Artists and local secondary school students were commissioned to… .... Read More
Leave a Light On - Sunday 24th October at 8pm – Leave a Light On will be lighting up the darkness of the autumn evenings, by exhibiting a gallery of unique window displays across Portlaoise town centre. Many local businesses are offering the use of their windows to illuminate an artwork. Artists and local secondary school art students have created joyful… .... Read More
Laois Community & Voluntary Awards 2021 - Laois Community & Voluntary Awards 2021   Laois County Council in conjunction with Laois PPN  are delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 Laois Community & Voluntary Awards to acknowledge groups and individuals who, through their commitment to voluntary and community activities, have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of life in… .... Read More
Co-operation between County Councils sees 16th Century Effigy returned from Laois to Carlow - The effigy of Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow Castle was returned to Carlow Town on Wednesday October 13th, 2021 after a sojourn of approximately two hundred years in Portarlington, Co. Laois. For the last thirty years or so the effigy was on display in the People’s Park, Portarlington, Co. Laois. Over the past couple of… .... Read More
International Ewaste Day - International Ewaste Day #IEWD is a time when we think about what motivates us to recycle old devices beyond reuse or repair. These are all great reasons to get involved.   .... Read More
International Ewaste Day - International Ewaste Day #IEWD is a time when we think about what motivates us to recycle old devices beyond reuse or repair. These are all great reasons to get involved.   .... Read More
International Ewaste Day - International Ewaste Day #IEWD is a time when we think about what motivates us to recycle old devices beyond reuse or repair. These are all great reasons to get involved .... Read More
International Ewaste Day - International Ewaste Day #IEWD is a time when we think about what motivates us to recycle old devices beyond reuse or repair. These are all great reasons to get involved.   .... Read More
Lighting up for World Thrombosis Day-13th October - Áras an Chontae, Portloaise will be lit up in Red and Blue in support of World Thrombosis Day on the 13th October, 2021. World Thrombosis Day is a celebration of those who have survived and creates awareness for those who may be at risk in the future. Thrombosis Ireland is a registered charity supporting Patients… .... Read More
Dog Fouling Hazard -   Dog dirt is a health hazard and someday your child might be affected by someone else’s failure to ‘do the right thing’. Failure to clean up your dog’s waste can lead to a €150 “on-the-spot” fine or on summary conviction to a fine of up to €3000. .... Read More
Public Consultation – Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027 – Stage 3 - Stage 2 Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027 has been completed Stage 3 Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027 – Proposed Material Amendments This 4 week public consultation on the proposed material amendments only represents the start of stage 3 of the Laois County Development Plan (2021 – 2027). Written observations… .... Read More