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From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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2021 Kinnitty Castle 10km Knight Run

4th February 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Have you got what it takes to complete the Kinnitty Castle 10km Knight Run Challenge on the 4th of February 2022?
This 10km trail run will start at the famous 4* Kinnitty Castle Hotel before ascending under a full moon through the glorious Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Competitors will traverse wearing head torches to the top valley of the Blooms where they will then travel down a fully way marker route back to Kinnitty Castle.
Registration time is from 6pm to 7:10pm sharp and will take place in the Banquet Hall. You can collect your race number from the registration team.
The run will start at 7:30pm sharp. This will be a mass start. If you are not too worried about your time please allow the faster runners to set off first. While this is a fun run, we will be giving out prizes for the 1st male and female to complete the course.
Event Registration fee is €25 and includes
Failte Ireland Covid Safety Charter Business
Timed Event powered by Premier Timing System
Kinnitty Knight Run buff.
Mobile flood lights on the mountain.
Race Numbers.
Race Gantry.
Timing Clock at Start/Finish Point.
Marshalls throughout the course.
A fully wayward marked course.
REC 3 Responder.
Coilte Permit.
Fully Insured.
Offaly Civil Defence will be on site at Kinnitty Castle and the Slieve Blooms.


4th February 2022
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Kinnity Castle


Mid Ireland Advantures Tours
085 173 5204