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Abbeyleix Tidy Towns Winners at the 2021 IPB Insurance Pride of Place Awards

Abbeyleix Tidy Towns Winners at the 2021 IPB Insurance Pride of Place Awards   Abbeyleix Tidy Towns were announced as winners of their category at the IPB Pride of Place awards recently in the INEC, Killarney. The award was received by Mary White, Betty Whelan and Councillor John Joe Fennelly. […]


A Search for Local Memories

The Heritage offices of Laois, Carlow and Kildare County Councils, working with video makers Bailey and Blake, are looking for the memories from local families about the famous Gordon Bennett motor race of 1903.   This was the first ever international sporting race in Ireland, which brought the biggest ever […]


Stradbally Community project enhances built and natural heritage

A project led by the community in Stradbally  and Laois County Council is taking practical action to enhance the town’s wildlife and built heritage. Stradbally Community Development Association was granted funding in 2021 through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, for the conservation of the bridge at the centre of […]


MINISTER FRANK FEIGHAN VISITS YOUTH WORK IRELAND LAOIS HQ

The Minister was introduced to the Regional Director of Youth Work Ireland, Laois, Mr Clive Davis and was taken on a tour of its headquarters in Portlaoise. The Minister was briefed by Mr Davis on the work being carried out in the community. “Youth Work Ireland Laois are delighted to […]


MINISTER FRANK FEIGHAN DISCUSSES SCHOOL SUPPORT PACK INITIATIVE

Minister Frank Feighan TD, Minister of State for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy was welcomed by the Healthy Ireland Action Partner – Laois Partnership where he had an opportunity to meet with the staff of Laois Partnership, who are an Action Partner collaborating with Healthy Laois . […]


Laois Community & Voluntary Awards 2021

On May 5th Laois County Council were delighted to celebrate the 2021 Community and Voluntary Awards in association with Laois Public Participation Network, Volunteer Laois and our media partner the Leinster Express. After the last 2 years, it is was an honor to be able to celebrate the awards presentation […]


Africa Day Launch

Africa Day Laois 2022 was launched at County Hall and the pictures capture only a splash of the colour and spectacle of the day itself, which takes place this year at Portlaoise Leisure Centre (R32 YP11) on the 28th May from 12-5pm. The event features  the tastes, sound, fashion & […]


Bike Week 2022 – 14th to 22nd May

  Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday 14th May to Sunday 22nd May ‘Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday 14th May to Sunday 22nd May. Cycling is one […]


MEN’S SHED UKELELE SESSION ENJOYED BY MINISTER FEIGHAN TD

Minister Frank Feighan TD, Minister of State for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy was welcomed to Laois Music Centre, Portlaoise, where he was welcomed by Mr Joe Cunningham, Chief Executive of Laois Offaly Education and Training Board and Ms Nuala kelly, Resource Worker, Music Generation Laois.   […]


With swift boxes at the new library in Portlaoise. From left: Laois County Librarian Bernie Foran; Gerry Browne, Portlaoise Tidy Towns; Ricky Whelan, BirdWatch Ireland; Catherine Casey, Laois Heritage Officer and Wes Wilkinson, Senior Executive Engineer, Portlaoise Municipal District Roads Office. Picture: Alf Harvey

Biodiversity Week in Laois 2022

Biodiversity Week will be celebrated across Ireland from May 16th to 22nd and a range of events and resources are available for anyone in Laois with an interest in learning about the natural world.   Catherine Casey, Heritage Officer with Laois County Council said “National Biodiversity Week is all about […]


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