Laois Students Win Top Prizes In Texaco Art Competition

Four Laois students have won top prizes in this year’s 64th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. All winners of Special Merit Awards, they are Asma Zulfiqar (15), from Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise, Gerard Kenny (10) and Oisín Smyth (6), both from Shanganamore National School and Rían Dooley (3), from Íosa Linn Pre-school, Ballybrittas. Prizes will be […]

French Travel Writers Pay Laois A Visit

Five top travel writers from France have been exploring Laois and Ireland’s Ancient East. They were here as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Ireland’s Blue Book.   Representing various print and online publications with a combined readership of more than 777,000 people – or potential French holidaymakers – the journalists were here to […]

Music Generation Laois Harpists Wow Audiences At Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018

The Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble did their county proud last Wednesday 4 April when they played support to the virtuosic Scottish trad duo Chris Stout and Catriona McKay at the 2018 Edinburgh International Harp Festival. The Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble is part of the Music Generation Laois Harp Programme, which provides […]

Laois Asked To ‘Go Bananas’ In Support Of Temple Street Children’s Hospital

As part of its support for the national drive to encourage healthy eating – especially amongst young and growing children – banana importers Fyffes is hosting National Banana Day which takes place on Wednesday April 18th next. Parents and budding little chefs throughout the county are invited by Fyffes to put their culinary talents to […]

Music Generation Laois Presents ‘Music At The Malt House’ 2018

From 13 to 15 April, Music Generation Laois will host a very special event in the magnificent surrounds of the restored Malt House in Stradbally. Following the success of last year’s inaugural concert, ‘Music at the Malt House’ 2018 will expand to include three days of music and special guest performances, as well as the launch […]

Laois Delegation Visits Tourism Ireland In New York

Representatives of Laois County Council, who are in New York for the St Patrick’s Day period, met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland. They were briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme in the United States for 2018, which is in full swing right now.   The United States is the second-largest market for tourism to […]

Energia Get Ireland Growing Funding Granted To Projects in Laois

The community food growing fund ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ created by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia has awarded a fund of €75,000 to food growing projects all across Ireland. The teams behind 86 community projects will each receive funds for their unique projects. The recipients include community groups, schools, NGOs and Not for […]

Loquacious Laois!

Tuesday is the best day for a meeting, late in the morning, but keep it less than 35 minutes.  €1,123 is the cost of tardiness to meetings per employee per year and remote working is becoming the new norm in a mobile-first world according to new research by Irish conferencing services company 247meeting.   New research […]

Laois Restaurants Win At Leinster Regional Finals Of Irish Restaurant Awards 2018

The first of four regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, last night where 165 awards were presented to the country’s leading chefs, restaurants and pubs.   Over 550 people attended the Leinster Regional Final on Wednesday evening where the top establishments in each county were named. […]

Laois Schools Encouraged To Enter Ireland’s Best Young Food Entrepreneur Search

GIY and Cully & Sully are on the search for Ireland’s next best young food entrepreneurs and are encouraging secondary school students across the country to register for the ‘GROW 2 CEO’ competition before the registration deadline of March 14th 2018.   ‘GROW 2 CEO’ combines food growing and entrepreneurship to inspire students to grow their own […]

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