What’s On Guide

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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Abbeyleix House Funday – Trail Run

25th June @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The route of either 10km or 5km will take you cross-country through some of Ireland’s last surviving ancient woodlands at Abbey Leix House and Farm Estate. It’s rough terrain, so be prepared.

  • 100% of your entry fee goes directly to our designated charities.
  • The terrain is for experienced trail runners.
  • Appropriate trail running footwear is required.

We recommend that you collect your race number and timing chip at McEvoys Restaurant, Main Street, Abbeyleix, from 12pm – 5pm on Friday 24th June.

If this isn’t possible, you can collect your race number and timing chip when you arrive before the race on the 25th of June, from 11am onwards. Please note the venue will not be open to the public before 11am.
Your race pack will also include a commemorative t-shirt kindly sponsored by Abbey Leix House. Don’t forget to include your preferred size on the registration form.



25th June
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Abbeyleix House