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  • proper n. A county in the Republic of Ireland, formerly known as Queens County.


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  • The latest data show a strong geographical divide, with eastern counties, including Laois and Cavan, around the Dublin capital, recording the largest population increases.

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  • The relationship between the two tunes is evident and brings up the which-came-first question: Cumha Dhonnchaidh Mhicrath or The King of Laois?

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  • Followed up by one of my favourite tunes, Marseail Rí Laoís, of The March or the King of Laois.

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  • The third confirmed pilgrimage is to the village of Vicarstown, Co. Laois, on Saturday, 25th April, 2009, where Mass will be celebrated in the Gregorian Rite at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption.

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  • He was born in Dublin and Tom Parlon - a fellow Progressive Democrat TD who lost his seat in Laois/Offaly - tells us in 'The Irish Times' today of the euphoria in the pub he was having a consolation pint in when it was announced McDowell had lost his seat in Dublin South-East.


  • Laois were guilty of two missed goal chances from Brendan Quigley and Brian McCormack during the opening half but still held enough composure to hold a 0-5 to 0-3 interval lead although goalkeeper Fergal Byron saw his penalty kick go over the bar before the break.

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  • From that point on Offaly were unable to establish a comeback as Laois captured their third qualifier win in succession.

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  • Laois may have been guilty of 11 wides during the opening half of this local derby contest at O'Moore Park but they still held enough in reserve to book a Quarter-Final spot against Mayo with the introduction of Padraig Clancy at midfield midway through the opening half proving influential.

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  • Colm Quinn got the opening score for Offaly after just 20 seconds and it looked like the Faithful County would settle quickest but suddenly Laois burst out of the blocks and shot from all angles but were unable to find the target until Ross Munnelly equalised almost eight minutes into the contest.

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  • And my Dad tells me that Laois is the dryest county in Ireland but Ireland isn't green for nothing.

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