Offaly Teens Graduate From Leadership Of Life Programme

Three Offaly teens, have graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life Programme accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). Julia Morgan, John Dunican and Shelly Dunican were awarded with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action in NUIG last Saturday, October 14th. 207 young people graduated from the North and South of Ireland on Saturday having […]

From The Candy Store To The Galtymore

Eight Offaly people feature prominently in a new book recalling the halcyon days of the showband era, which was launched this week. From The Candy Store to the Galtymore chronicles the 1950s to the 1970s in rural and urban Ireland through the stories of the young men and women who religiously went to their local […]

Early Detection Improving Survival Rates For Breast Cancer

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on all women in Offaly to become aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month this October. The five year survival rate for breast cancer patients in Ireland is currently at 85% and the Society says early detection of the disease is a key factor […]

Topaz Awards Cash Prizes To Moneygall clubs

Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, is delighted to announce that four clubs from Moneygall have been drawn as winners in its 2017 Cash for Clubs initiative, with a total of €11,500 being awarded across the clubs.   Topaz is the country’s largest fuel and convenience retailer with 438 sites nationwide. Being at the heart of […]

Offaly Farm Wins Major Award In National Quality Milk Awards 2017

The country’s top prize for best quality milk has been awarded to John and Maria Walsh, from Cahir, Co Tipperary who supply their milk to Dairygold Co-op.  The NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards has been running since 1996 and celebrates excellence in Irish dairy farming. Padraig, John & Gertrude Keane, Ballywilliam, Kilcormac, Birr, Co. […]

Search Begins For Offaly’s 2017 Heroes

Celebrities and former winners have joined forces to launch the People of the Year Awards as the search begins to find Offaly’s 2017 heroes. RTE broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan and Celebrity Operation Transformation contestant James Patrice launched the awards at the Mansion House in Dublin this week alongside former winners Aoibheann Mangan (11) and Padraic Godwin (12).  […]

Offaly average house price rises 3% in past three months

The price of the average three-bed semi in Offaly has risen 3% to €170,000 in the last three months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an up-to-date picture of […]

Offaly Sports Clubs Get Fitness Monitoring Call

Sports clubs, coaches and athletes in Laois and beyond are invited to take part in a competition supported by fruit importers Fyffes for which prizes of a one year opportunity to use performance monitoring software devised by Dundalk-based specialists, Metrifit, are offered.   Said to be the latest innovation in sports technology, the Metrifit system […]

Mary Coughlan Returns To Birr Theatre And Arts Centre Next Month

Mary Coughlan and her band are bringing her brand new show Live & Kicking to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday 8 October, 8pm . Don’t miss this celebration of Mary’s 30 plus years in the music business when she takes to the Birr stage for the first time in three years next month. One of Ireland’s most celebrated […]

Belgian Travel Agents Wowed By Offaly

Twenty Belgian travel agents have been exploring Co Offaly and Ireland this week – as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Gallia, a leading Belgian tour operator.   The travel agents were here to experience at first-hand the wealth of things to see and do in Offaly and Ireland for Belgian holidaymakers. One of the highlights of their time […]

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