CELTIC CON Irelands Midland Comic Convention (Portlaoise)

Will bring a host of fun, Top Irish Comic Creators, Comic Village, Artist Alley, Geek Market, Craft Stalls, Display Vehicles, Gaming Zone, Exhibitor and Artist Expo Area. Costume Characters, Cosplay Contest, AND MUCH MORE!!! Sat 23rd & Sun 24th June O’Loughlin’s Hotel Main St, PortLaoise Celtic Con will run alongside The Old Fort Quarter Festival […]

Talented Laois Students Win Texaco Awards

Four Laois students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 64th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.   Rían Dooley (3), a pupil at Íosa Linn Pre-school, Ballybrittas, won a Special Merit Award in the competition.    James Twohig, Director Ireland Operations at Valero. presented him with the award. Other Laois winners, who also received Special Merit Awards at […]

Laois Companies Among The Cream Of Irelands Food Crop At Bord Bia’s Bloom

 A Food Village brimming with first-class Irish-produced food and drinks; live cooking demonstrations by the Ireland’s top TV chefs and cookbook authors including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio and Rory O’Connell; a miniature town constructed from wheatgrass, barley, cress and microgreens; Ireland’s top seafood chefs wash up on Bloom’s first ever boat; plus oodles of fascinating […]

Laois Eateries To Compete At Al-Ireland Restaurant Awards 2018

The All-Ireland Restaurant Awards 2018 will be taking place on May 14th at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road. This will be the 10th anniversary since the beginning of the prestigious annual awards ceremony which is the largest and most coveted in the Irish hospitality industry. Since its beginning in 2009 the event has grown significantly […]

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 […]

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