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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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21st Century ABBA @ Emo Court & Parklands

26th June @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Following on from last year’s sell out shows, this is an evening of hit after hit with songs you know and love including Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper and many, many more. 21st Century ABBA faithfully recreates all the greatest hits of one of the world’s most famous group combining stunning vocals, live musicians, and glittering costumes.

Come along with family and friends, picnic in one of Ireland’s beautiful gardens and surroundings and enjoy a wonderful performance of ABBA’s greatest hits! What could be more fun in the summer sun!

Gates open at 18:00 and the show starts at 19:00. Please bring your own picnic blankets or low-backed seating. Do feel free to come in suitable ABBA costume and clothes as we and many venues shall be having prizes for best dressed parties.

Refreshments will be available to purchase on the night of the performance.



26th June
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Emo Court and Parklands