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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All About Bees in Ireland – Expert Talk @ Solas Garden Centre

21st May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Learn all about bees & beekeeping in Ireland

Join our bee expert beekeepers, Roger & Angela for this informative talk

Suitability: Adults & children

All courses, activities & workshops must be booked online in advance

You will learn about the importance of bees and what we can do to look after them

An observation hive will be on display during this workshop so all participants can really benefit and see exactly the workings of the hive through the glass viewing panel

Learn all about the lifecycle of the honeybee

Learn how to manage a hive of bees through the different seasons

Learn how to extract your own honey and the different types of honey you can produce



21st May
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Solas Eco Garden Shop