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Forever Young - Forever Young is a multi-phase art project with older people inspiring artists. Celebrate special memories in your life through sharing them.  Free specially designed creative writing packs available from Dunamaise Arts Centre throughout April. Ph: 057 8663355 or email info@dunamaise.ie https://www.dunamaise.ie/ .... Read More
Check in Card - Registered members of the Public Participation Network will be delivering ‘Check-In’ cards to older and vulnerable persons in our communities, living alone or more isolated during this pandemic.  This neighbourly non-contact check in invites people to stay connected and reach out if they need support. .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Ralish, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards and Traffic Lights At the following location: Ralish, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois Road: R432 Ballinkill Road From a point: 2 km South East of Junction with the R430 (52.898013, -7.317903) To a point: 2.5 km South East of Junction with… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Middlemount - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards At the following location: At the following location: Middlemount Road: R433 From a point: 52.859685, -7.519747 (Approx. 4.5km east of Rathdowney) To a point: 52.859984, -7.517353 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 20/04/2021 08:00 and 20/04/2021 14:00… .... Read More
Notice of Temporary Road Closure from Kildare County Council at following location: Road to be closed R428 Castlemitchel from N80 to N78 for 5 days - Notice of Temporary Road Closure from Kildare County Council       Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ROADS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the decision of Kildare County Council to close to Public Traffic the following public roads periodically during the period commencing 1st February, 2020 to 30th April, 2021 to… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Ironmills, Ballinakill, Co. Laois  - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards and Traffic Lights At the following location: Ironmills, Ballinakill, Co. Laois L-1738 1.7km South east of junction with the R432 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 20/04/2021 08:00:00 and 20/04/2021 18:00:00 For the purposes of Drainage Works… .... Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine - The HSE invites people aged 65-69 to register for their COVID-19 AstraZeneca Vaccine. How to register: For those registering on www.hse.ie for the vaccine you will need; •       your PPS number •       eircode •       a mobile phone number and •       an email address. Alternatively people can call HSELive on 1850 24 1850 for assistance with… .... Read More
If the Bedroom Walls Had Ears - "Right now the world is very chaotic, yet now I think we're more of a community than we ever have been" The words of 15 year old Lucy Grace in a piece she wrote especially for the last Episode of If the Bedroom walls had ears' Lucy is one of five 3rd year students who… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Ballylinan, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise that the Road Narrows At the following location: Ballylinan, Co. Laois Road: L7971-0 Rahin Road From a point: Approx. 52.948215, -7.042713 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 19/04/2021 08:00:00 - 18:00:00 20/04/2021 08:00:00 - 18:00:00 21/04/2021 08:00:00 - 18:00:00 22/04/2021 08:00:00… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Ballytarsna, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards At the following location: Ballytarsna, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois Road: L-16564 From a point: 100 m North of Junction with the R430 (52.930213, -7.371791) To a point: 250 m North of Junction with the R430 ON and/or BETWEEN the following… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure at the following location: Road: L-21339 Bull Lane, Portlaoise, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Road Closure Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-21339 Bull Lane, Portlaoise, Co. Laois From a point: Junction with Main Street. 53.033879, -7.300667 To a point: 50 m South of junction with Main St (Browns fruit and… .... Read More
Retained Fire Fighter Vacancies -   Laois County Council has advertised the position of Retained Firefighters in the following locations: Abbeyleix, Durrow, Portarlington and Rathdowney. If you would like to join our team, application forms and further information are available on our HR page and by email from hr@laoiscoco.ie .... Read More
Community Call Helpline - The Laois Community Call Helpline can be accessed Monday to Friday on 1800 832 010 between the hours of 9am and 5pm, or by emailing covidsupport@laoiscoco.ie.  It is for non-emergency and non-medical calls and this free and confidential service is focused on ensuring that vulnerable members of our community or those living alone can access… .... Read More
Help Is At Hand - Looking after your physical and mental health is more important than ever now. Help is at Hand is equipping people with information on where to go if they need emotional and mental health support during COVID-19. Help is at Hand click here .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Road: N80 Mountmellick to Kyletalesha - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards At the following location: Road: N80 Mountmellick to Kyletalesha From a point: 53 07'06.95"N 7 19'42.25"W To a point: 53 06'02.602N 7 20'19.85"W ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) 19th April at 08:00 and 27th April… .... Read More
Musical Memories - Come along to the Music Generation Laois FB page and enjoy this LIVE event on Friday 23 April at 2pm with Nuala Kelly (Vocal/Guitar) and Denise Boyle (Fiddle). Nuala and Denise will sing through the songs on the Musical Memories Project and more. If you have a request for a particular song, they would love… .... Read More
Gardening for Biodiversity - The Local Authority Heritage Officer Network has launched a campaign to get people connected with nature, as part of the Government’s “Keep Well” Campaign. A free booklet “Gardening for Biodiversity” has been produced and is available from all Local Authority Heritage Officers Colouring books and colouring pages can be downloaded from https://laois.ie/departments/heritage/biodiversity/nature-is-good-for-you/ .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: : N80 Portlaoise North - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of the Lane Closure At the following location: N80 Portlaoise North Road: N80 From a point: Aghnaharna Court roundabout To a point: Dublin road (St Peter & Pauls Church) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) 19/04/2021 07:30 and 14/05/2021 18:00… .... Read More
COVID-19 Vaccines - The HSE confirmed details of the next group of people to be offered COVID-19 vaccines and introduced the COVID-19 online registration system. The HSE invites people aged 65-69 to register for their COVID-19 AstraZeneca Vaccine. How to register: For those registering on www.hse.ie for the vaccine you will need; •       your PPS number •       eircode… .... Read More
Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme - The Failte Ireland/Laois County Council Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme will provide a level of financial assistance to tourism and hospitality businesses, in our town centres, to purchase or upgrade equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and, therefore, increase their outdoor dining capacity for the summer of 2021. The scheme… .... Read More
Grow it Forward - GIY, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and public libraries will distribute 50,000 free food growing kits as part of a new ‘Grow it Forward’ initiative. Recipients are asked to use the kits to share the experience with ten people, enabling half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location Glenbrook, Ballyroan, Co.Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Glenbrook, Ballyroan, Co.Laois Road: L-2778-0 Chapel Lane From a point: Junction with L27781, Cloncullane. (52.945697, -7.295535) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 14/04/2021 08:00:00 - 18:00:00 15/04/2021 08:00:00 - 18:00:00 16/04/2021 08:00:00 -… .... Read More
Forever Young - Forever Young is a multi-phase art project with older people inspiring artists. Celebrate special memories in your life through sharing them.  Free specially designed creative writing packs available from Dunamaise Arts Centre throughout April. Ph: 057 8663355 or email info@dunamaise.ie https://www.dunamaise.ie/ .... Read More
Check in Card - Registered members of the Public Participation Network will be delivering ‘Check-In’ cards to older and vulnerable persons in our communities, living alone or more isolated during this pandemic.  This neighbourly non-contact check in invites people to stay connected and reach out if they need support.   .... Read More
MOUNTMELLICK FLOOD RELIEF SCHEME – Press Release - MOUNTMELLICK FLOOD RELIEF SCHEME www.mountmellick.frs Laois County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW) invite residents, businesses, landowners and other interested parties to participate in a non-statutory consultation process regarding Emerging Options for the Mountmellick Flood Relief Scheme. The Project Team has identified 3 Emerging Options to manage flood risk in Mountmellick. The purpose… .... Read More
If the bedroom walls had ears - "I'd like to think I know him best because he smiles a lot when I'm around especially when I pretend to slip and fall"   Sean Ryan from Portlaoise is 12. His twin brother Liam has Cerebral Palsy. Sean is very proud of having once been awarded the youngest Carer of the year. His first… .... Read More
Community Call Helpline - The Laois Community Call Helpline can be accessed Monday to Friday on 1800 832 010 between the hours of 9am and 5pm, or by emailing covidsupport@laoiscoco.ie.  It is for non-emergency and non-medical calls and this free and confidential service is focused on ensuring that vulnerable members of our community or those living alone can access… .... Read More
Dog Fouling: Bag it, Bin it! - Being a dog owner comes with responsibility. Please remember to bring bags and clean up after your dog. There is really is no good excuse. .... Read More
Help Is At Hand - Looking after your physical and mental health is more important than ever now. Help is at Hand is equipping people with information on where to go if they need emotional and mental health support during COVID-19. Help is at Hand click here .... Read More
Technical Issues – Litter Hotline - Please be advised that we are currently experiencing technical issues with our litter hotline 1800 32 32 30. If you wish to report illegal dumping please email environmentadmin@laoiscoco.ie or contact the Environment Section on 057 8664000 Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. .... Read More
Gardening for Biodiversity - The Local Authority Heritage Officer Network has launched a campaign to get people connected with nature, as part of the Government’s “Keep Well” Campaign. A free booklet “Gardening for Biodiversity” has been produced and is available from all Local Authority Heritage Officers Colouring books and colouring pages can be downloaded from https://laois.ie/departments/heritage/biodiversity/nature-is-good-for-you/   .... Read More
If the Bedroom Wall had Ears - Episode 4 of If the Bedroom walls had ears Aoife Byrne   "I always stand up for myself because that's what you have to do. It is hard, but I just do it to say that I'm able to do stuff myself" 20 year old Aoife Byrne from County Laois has never let her Down… .... Read More
Free Energy and Climate Action Webinar Series Hosted by Duncan Stewart   - Laois Householders Energy Saving & Climate Action Webinar Series Hosted by Duncan Stewart   April 9th Friday 6pm-8pm Some of the topics that will be discussed: Current State of Energy Use & CO2 Emissions in Irish & Laois Homes. Guidance on Ways to Achieve a Deep Retrofit and Solutions for Heating and Ventilation Systems in Homes.… .... Read More
Grow it Forward - GIY, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and public libraries will distribute 50,000 free food growing kits as part of a new ‘Grow it Forward’ initiative. Recipients are asked to use the kits to share the experience with ten people, enabling half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come… .... Read More
Forever Young - Forever Young is a multi-phase art project with older people inspiring artists. Celebrate special memories in your life through sharing them.  Free specially designed creative writing packs available from Dunamaise Arts Centre throughout April. Ph: 057 8663355 or email info@dunamaise.ie https://www.dunamaise.ie/ .... Read More
Check in Card - Registered members of the Public Participation Network will be delivering ‘Check-In’ cards to older and vulnerable persons in our communities, living alone or more isolated during this pandemic.  This neighbourly non-contact check in invites people to stay connected and reach out if they need support.   .... Read More
Advance Notice of Road Closure – Tonduff, Abbeyleix - SECTION 75, ROADS ACT 1993 (Road Regulations 1994) In accordance with the provisions of Section 75 of the above Act and Article 12 of the Roads Regulations, 1994, Laois County Council hereby serves notice of its decision to temporarily close the: L-1656 Tonduff, Abbeyleix from the 19th April 2021 to the 7th May 2021 And… .... Read More
Community Call Helpline - The Laois Community Call Helpline can be accessed Monday to Friday on 1800 832 010 between the hours of 9am and 5pm, or by emailing covidsupport@laoiscoco.ie.  It is for non-emergency and non-medical calls and this free and confidential service is focused on ensuring that vulnerable members of our community or those living alone can access… .... Read More
Happy Easter! - Easter is an excellent time to enjoy many meaningful blessings: family, friends, neighbours, and, of course, chocolate!. Wishing you all a happy, healthy, safe and cracking Easter. Stay safe by staying apart. .... Read More
Happy Easter! - Easter brings fun, Easter brings Joy, Easter brings infinite possibilities, Easter brings love and the brightness of spring. Happy Easter to you and your family. Here’s hoping the Easter Bunny brings you something extra delicious this year! Stay safe by staying apart.   .... Read More
Help is at Hand this Easter - Looking after your physical and mental health is more important than ever now. Help is at Hand is equipping people with information on where to go if they need emotional and mental health support during COVID-19. Help Is at Hand Click Here .... Read More
Gardening for Biodiversity - The Local Authority Heritage Officer Network has launched a campaign to get people connected with nature, as part of the Government’s “Keep Well” Campaign. A free booklet “Gardening for Biodiversity” has been produced and is available from all Local Authority Heritage Officers Colouring books and colouring pages can be downloaded from https://laois.ie/departments/heritage/biodiversity/nature-is-good-for-you/ .... Read More
Make your Dog Proud: Bag it, Bin It - Being a dog owner comes with responsibility. Please remember to bring bags and clean up after your dog. Dog fouling degrades our towns and transmits disease.  Picking up after your dog is now the norm and only a small proportion of inconsiderate dog owners don't clean up after their dogs. Do the right thing: Bag… .... Read More
Funding announced for Conservation of Laois historic buildings - Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, today (Thursday 1 April) announced that 477 heritage projects across every county in the country will benefit from a total of €3m under this year’s Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS). Of this fund €72,000 has been allocated to 12 projects in Laois, ranging from… .... Read More
Easter Opening Hours – Kyletalesha Landfill & Civic Amenity Sites - Kyletalesha Landfill and Civic Amenity Site, Portlaoise Good Friday: 08:00 - 15:30 Easter Saturday: 08:00 - 13:00 Easter Monday: CLOSED Portarlington Civic Amenity Site Good Friday: 08:00 - 15:30 last entry 15:15 Easter Saturday: 08:00 - 13:30 last entry 13:15 Easter Monday: CLOSED   In the interests of the health, safety and welfare of staff… .... Read More
Grow it Forward - GIY, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and public libraries will distribute 50,000 free food growing kits as part of a new ‘Grow it Forward’ initiative. Recipients are asked to use the kits to share the experience with ten people, enabling half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Glenbrook, Ballyroan, Co.Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards and Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Glenbrook, Ballyroan, Co.Laois Road: L-2778-0 Chapel Lane From a point: 52.945929, -7.297773 (Scoil Eoin Phoil II Naofa National School) To a point: 70 m East of junction with the L-81101-0 (Entrance… .... Read More
Carbon Footprint Report for Portlaoise - Laois County Council launched the Carbon Footprint report for Portlaoise. It is the first Carbon Footprint report of its kind for a county town in Ireland and was commissioned by Laois County Council as part of the Low Carbon Town initiative supported by the Government in Project Ireland 2040. For more information click: https://laois.ie/about-the-council/climate-action/   .... Read More
Always Human, Forever Young - A multi-phase art project with older people inspiring artists. Celebrate special memories in your life through sharing them.  Free specially designed creative writing packs available from Dunamaise Arts Centre throughout April. Ph: 057 8663355 or email info@dunamaise.ie https://www.dunamaise.ie/ .... Read More
Check in Card - Registered members of the Public Participation Network will be delivering ‘Check-In’ cards to older and vulnerable persons in our communities, living alone or more isolated during this pandemic.  This neighbourly non-contact check in invites people to stay connected and reach out if they need support.     .... Read More