The Lowdown on The Electric Picnic 2011

The line up for electric picnic is looking good this year, the festival will take place at Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois from September 2-4, and some of the acts that are to be at this year’s festival include, Arcade Fire, The Chemical Brothers, Sinéad O’Connor, White Lies, Gavin Friday, The Walkmen, Sharon Shannon Big Band, […]

Jedward to Represent Ireland in This Year’s Eurovision Song Contest

John and Edward Grimes, well known for their blonde quiffs, first appeared as John & Edward on the sixth series of the X Factor in 2009, in a phenomenon described as “the Jedward paradox”.  They came sixth in the show.  Jedward are now managed by Ashley Tabor and their former X Factor mentor Louis Walsh.  […]

Laois Tourism: The Rock of Dunamase

The Rock of Dunamase, or Dún Masc in Irish meaning ‘the fort of the Masc’, in Co. Laois, is one of the most historic sites in Ireland.  Its ruins date back many hundreds of years.  The Rock rises 150 feet off the ground in the middle of what is otherwise a flat plain.  The Rock […]

Offaly Dancer for Television Fame

A Walsh Island girl will be bursting into living rooms in a couple of weeks on the Sky1 reality dance competition Got to Dance.  Siobhan Pheelan from Coolagarry in Walsh Island, Co. Offaly, who has been dancing for the past couple of years, has already won the under 10 All Ireland, European, and international dance […]

Portlaoise, Ireland’s Dirtiest Town!

A study, carried out by An Taisce for Irish Business Against Litter, has ranked the busy midlands town of Portlaoise as Ireland’s dirtiest town out of the 53 towns and cities surveyed, the town has taken a dramatic fall from its number fifteen place in last year’s survey, but An Taisce have found that there […]