There is disappointment among Laois locals as it has been announced that there will not be a St Patrick's Day parade in Portarlington this year.
Last year, a new committee worked tirelessly to pull the parade and family fun together and a great day was had in the end.
The committee has said that it hopes to be back up and running for next year with more local support. More to follow on this.
Both Mountmellick and Portlaoise have revealed plans for their St Patrick's Day parades in recent weeks.