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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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Abbeyleix Rectory Garden Fete

1st August @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Abbeyleix Rectory Garden Fete is celebrating 60 years this year! We will be back in the walled garden for the first time in three years on Monday 1st August and we’ll also continue with our online fundraising.

If you would like to make a contribution please click on this link below!


There will also be a new Fête photographic competition this year. The categories are i) colour & ii) black and white with the theme “Abbeyleix Shopfronts & Monuments”. You must enter a print (no mounts needed) size 10 x 8 inches. Bring your prints along on the day. Open to All.

Come early and buy some homemade cakes, jams and country produce, race ducks, eat a hot dog, win a bottle (or two) on the bottle stall, have a go on the wheel of fortune, browse the book and white elephant stalls and play games ( including the many in the kids corner) and much more, and then put your feet up and have a tea.

Bring your friends, thanks to all those who support us regularly.




1st August
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Abbeyleix Rectory Garden