#MeetInTheMiddle For Fun, Food & Friends This August Bank Holiday Weekend

Looking to spend some quality time in Laois now that summer in Laois is here?

We’ve created a must-do list of the best events, experiences and some of the best hotel breaks on offer for you to enjoy when you meet in the middle this Bank holiday weekend!


There’s so much to see and do for everyone in Laois with so many wonderfully varied events and festivals happening this bank holiday weekend!




The community-run and nationally renowned Durrow Scarecrow Festival is back! With some of the most creative scarecrows around, entertainment for everyone in the family and a fabulous market, it is an event you definitely need to check out when you’re in Laois this Bank Holiday weekend.

Take a walk around the village and admire all the clever creations and attend some of the fun events happening throughout the festival. 

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The National Steam Rally in Stradbally is a fun-filled family-friendly event that is considered by many to be the premier event in the calendar of steam and vintage shows throughout Ireland. With a range of working exhibits, steam engines, vintage vehicles as well as a kids area, pet farm, dog show and much more, we’re certain you will find something that will keep every family member happy at the National Steam Rally. Conveniently located to the rear of Main Street, it’s one that can’t be missed.

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To celebrate becoming Ireland’s First Organic Certified Ornamental Garden, Ballintubbert House and Gardens are flinging the gates open for a series of open days this summer. One of these days is Sunday, July 31st from 12 noon to 5 pm. Come and spend the day in this place of wellness and peace. Wander through the formal organic gardens, run wild in the long meadow, play hide and seek in the woodlands and perhaps play skittles in the orchard. Teas, coffees and sumptuous cakes from the pop-up tea shop will also be offered on the day. With all this on offer, it’s a great place to meet in the middle this Bank Holiday weekend.

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The August Bank Holiday weekend will see Abbeyleix take on a weekend full of arts, music and entertainment for all. What’s not to love? Meet in the middle with friends and family to celebrate the weekend of Abbeyleix arts. Abbeyleix is the pinnacle of fun and there’s plenty to be had in this beautiful town this summer.

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Check out what’s on in Laois for the rest of the summer here and make the most of your stay with fun events, experiences, and memories to last a lifetime.



Midlands Park Hotel – Sunday 31st July to Monday 1st August (From€299)


Overnight stay in luxurious accommodation with a bottle of Prosecco & treats in your room on arrival, a delicious 4-course evening meal served in The Triog Restaurant or Charter Bar & Eatery or an allowance towards Kelly’s Steakhouse, full Irish Breakfast the following morning. What makes this stay unique is they have included a round of golf per person at a golf course of your choice (Portlaoise, Mountrath or The Heath). 


The Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise – Saturday 30th July to Sunday 31st July (From €309)


Meet friends and family in the middle for a cocktail and a catch up. Enjoy 1 night bed & breakfast, 1 evening meal and a welcome cocktail each.

Abbeyleix Manor Hotel – Sunday 31st July to Monday 1st August 


Overnight luxury accommodation with guests enjoying alfresco dining at Polly’s Container Cafe, breakfast in bed delivered to your room in the morning, mini beauty hamper in room on arrival for each guest, bottle of prosecco in the room and late check out of 1pm.


There are so many other great places to stay this Bank Holiday when you meet in the middle. Find your unique stay in Laois here.


Click here for more fun and things to do with your friends and family when you meet in the middle. For those who want to meet in the middle for food check out some of Laois’s mouthwatering restaurants and cafes here. 


Get planning this August Bank Holiday Weekend at LaoisTourism.ie 

Meet in the middle for fun, food and friends this summer

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