Laois Artwork Features In Japanese Exhibition

The caption above the picture tells the story. Written in Japanese, it shows talented Laois artist Lucy Deegan pictured at an exhibition which took place in Tokyo recently where her prizewinning Texaco Children’s Art Competition portrait of her brother Tom (on right) was included amongst a selection of Texaco winning artworks featured in the 18th […]

Leaves Literary Festival event in Stradbally

Don’t Miss – a great evening of entertainment at the Arthouse, Stradbally for the  Leaves Literary Festival 2013, on Friday 8th November:  readings and music with contributions by Michael Harding, Rita Kelly and Mary O’Donnell and music by Lily Kettle, starting at 8pm. Booking box office:  The Dunamaise Arts Centre 0578663355 or online atwww.dunamaise.ie Full Leaves programme details […]

The Irish Forestry, Woodland & Bio Energy Show Fri 10th Sat 11th May, Stradbally Hall

A new event for the stunning estate of Stradbally Hall, the national Forestry, Woodland & Bio Energy Show arrives on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May. The Show will appeal to countryside lovers, gardeners, conservationists, farmers, men and boys who cannot resist big shiny machinery as well as all hard core timber business people, with exciting performances […]

Make good, make better – forthcoming show by Saidhbhín Gibson at the Arthouse, Stradbally, Co Laois

Make good, make better is a forthcoming show by Saidhbhín Gibson at the Arthouse, Stradbally, Co Laois.  It will comprise of new work produced specifically for the exhibition. The work marries aspects of man’s domesticity with elements of the natural world. This has been executed through delicate mark-making in the drawings and intricate thread based […]

National Drawing Day – The Arthouse and Library

All ages welcome to a fun and creative morning with participating artists. This is time to embrace your creative side. Drawing is a universal language understood by everyone regardless of age, language or nationality. Participants will try out different ways of drawing which will be both a learning and fun experience with the help of […]

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, […]

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 […]

Laois Tidy Towns

2010 Results CATEGORY A Ballacolla 291 Emo 274 Clough 248 Spink 234 Attanagh 229 Killasmeestia 227 Coolrain 226 Rosenallis 219 Pike of Rushall 216 CATEGORY B Castletown 299 Clonaslee 290 Durrow 285 Errill 281 Borris-in-Ossory 268 Killenard 229 Ballylinan 228 CATEGORY C Abbeyleix 292 Stradbally 272 Mountrath 233 CATEGORY D Mountmellick 244 CATEGORY E Portarlington […]