Rural crime investigation: ‘It is frightening living like this, I am terrified’

Rural crime investigation: ‘It is frightening living like this, I am terrified’

The Irish Independent spoke with 70 year old retired horse trainer Mary Blundell about the dramatic increase in crime around her local community over the past five years and how it has affected her day-to-day life. Mary and her neighbours, who live in Abbeyleix and...
Broadband Survey

Broadband Survey

We wish to undertake a broadband / internet survey in our community. The aim of the survey is to get a better understanding of how people use the internet in the area but also get an understanding of where we have problems with broadband connectivity and speed. We...

Abbeyleix FEC Graduate Show

Congratulations to all the level 5 & 6 Abbeyleix FEC Art Department​ students. Last nights opening was a great success with 39 students exhibiting. A big Thank you Sharon Murphy (Artist)for being our guest selector and opening the show for us. It was a pleasure to...
UNVEILING OF FRESCO PROJECT

UNVEILING OF FRESCO PROJECT

This Friday evening 27th February will see the official unveiling of the completed fresco project being undertaken by the art students of Abbeyleix Further Education Centre. The project saw the coming together of local community projects- Abbeyleix Bog Project, ...
Laois to Siberia in Almost One Piece

Laois to Siberia in Almost One Piece

On Friday 6th February we were lucky enough to have Gary, Ned, Jim and Kevin come in and tell us the stories, tall and short’ of their trip across Siberia following the route of the BAM or Baikal-Amur Mainline, a 4,324 km long route through the swamps and primordial...
Is Mr C on the way?

Is Mr C on the way?

Well done to all concerned in Abbeyleix Tourism & Marketing Group for pushing the ties between Abbeyleix and the rather famous George Clooney. Abbeyleix was recently mention in the the Irish Independent article about the actors visit to the town. Ladies and...