Portarlington (Cúil an tSúdaire in Irish, meaning "Tanner's Corner") is a town in County Laois, straddling the border with County Offaly. This often resulting in light-hearted rivalry between each side of the town, particularly in relation to local and national GAA matches.
The town has expanded rapidly in recent years, most notably with large numbers of commuters from Dublin and surrounding areas, moving down in order to escape from city life and its escalating house prices. Much of the town's expanding population are also non-Irish nationals working, or seeking work, in the area.
Tuesday 4th September 3:55pm SEVERAL local Laois groups involved in sustainable, environmental and community projects were well represented at the Electric Picnic over the weekend. The groups combined under the Laois Environmental Action Forum (LEAF) banner to give an impressive display of just how big the environmental scene is in Laois and how people are making a difference in every day life..