Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Plans to turn former pub into a restaurant Pinterest The former Portlaoise Arms is to be turned into a restaurant Plans have been launched to turn an iconic Portlaoise pub into a restaurant.The Portlaoise Arms, which closed for business in 2008, has remained vacant for a decade.But now, John and Edward Fennelly have applied for planning permission to transform the building at 6 Market Square in Portlaoise. Twitter Facebook TAGSPortlaoise Armsrestaurant WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleLaois celebrity gives candid interview after tumultuous yearNext articleCouncil housing staff subjected to “outrageous” antisocial behaviour Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Council WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 8th May 2018 Rugby Community They wish to turn it into a restaurant which would bring significant foot traffic to that area of Portlaoise.Property Properly are the letting agents for the building and they describe it as ‘high profile commercial building located at the top of main street along side a key commuter road to the M7, just five minutes walk from the train station,and directly opposite the taxi rank.“The property extends to 3250 ft /301 m which was rejuvenated and redeveloped in the past few years offers many opportunities in a town which is experiencing rapid recovery from the economic down turn and is one of a hand full of commercial spaces that offers full ready to go planning permission for a restaurant.“This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with entrepreneurial spirit to establish an original venue and transform the space into a modern much needed retail destination.“The building is currently a commercial shell with a architectural modern design and offers an ideal site for high profile branding in a high volume commuter location.”The former Portlaoise Arms building is just up from the Square Bar which has recently changed hands.SEE ALSO – Laois country house rules itself out to host ‘sex party’ as mystery continues Home News Plans to turn former pub into a restaurant News
Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Team Ontario took home the bronze in Jumping at the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships, which took place in Bromont, QC. from Sept. 21-23The Jumping team, coached by Grant Field, who was also the chef d’equipe, was comprised of two junior and two senior riders. The junior riders included Dillon Sambasivam of Toronto, ON. riding Tradition, and Helen Chambers of Oakville, ON., who was named Overall Individual Junior Champion in Jumping on Utopia Belles. Benjamin Eyles of Mississauga, ON, riding Luczio and Denis Sweeney of Peterborough, ON, riding Foxworthy were the senior members on the teamIn Dressage, Allie Schmidt of Campbellville, ON, coached by Simone Williams, was the lone rider representing Ontario. The junior rider showed her horse, Walkin’ Shoes to a 12th place with 65.541% on day one of competition, an 8th with 60.968% on day two and, on the last day of competition, a 7th place finish with a score of 63.065%.“We are very proud of the riders who represented Ontario at the championships,” says Dianne Graham, executive director of the Ontario Equestrian Federation. “They not only placed well, but they also demonstrated great sportsmanship both in the ring and out. The future of the sport is bright if these up-and-comers are any indication.”Recognized as a pilot project, the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships is a collaborative event between the national and provincial sport organizations governing equestrian competition. A multi-discipline competition, it is a key event in the development of the next generation of national, international and world champions. In addition to team awards, the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships honour the individual junior and senior champion in the divisions of Jumper – 1.1 meter, Dressage – Level 1, and Reining. In 2011, its inaugural year, the competition welcomed riders from six provinces. That number grew to nine provinces this year, with riders representing Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta andSaskatchewan.The Ontario Equestrian Federation provided funding for participants and collaborated with OEF industry members to secure team uniforms, helmets and other exciting items exclusively for Ontario’s team members. Team Ontario is sponsored by Bucas Ltd., Brubachers Harness Supplies Inc., Equestrian Factory Outlet, Greenhawk, SSG Gloves,System Fencing Limited and Tipperary Equestrian.For more information, visit the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships website at www.cec-en.ca Tags: Ontario Equestrian Federation, Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships, Grant Field, Helen Chambers, Utopia Belles, Dillon Sambasivam, Tradition, Benjamin Eyles, Luczio, Denis Sweeney, Foxworthy, Allie Schmid, Simone William, Dianne Graham, Walkin’ Shoes, Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.