An idyllic rural landscape has inspired local artists, musicians, and poets for generations. A vibrant arts programme lives and breathes through our three arts centres, libraries, and galleries, all hosting cultural events of all types – all year round. From internationally-acclaimed movie screenings, writers’ workshops, and drama festivals, to local photography exhibits, and much more in between, artistic tastes are covered for all.
With something on every night of the week, our live music knows no limits. Artists from the worlds of Irish traditional, jazz, blues, rock, and more play and sing the night away in a choice of venues. All the while, sculptors, painters, and writers continuously showcase their work right across the county, illustrating Laois as a hive of artistic life.