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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Autumn Rejuvenation Retreat at Ballintubbert House

29th October @ 5:00 pm - 31st October @ 4:00 pm


Join us this October for the next Lu Thornely Retreat: Autumn Rejuvenation led by renowned Yoga Teacher Cathy Pearson, in collaboration with Wellbeing Practitioner Tara O’Rourke and Chef Lu Thornely.

Explore new ways to reach a deep relaxation at historic Ballintubbert Gardens & House, nestled in the heart of Ireland’s ancient east. Ballintubbert has been the home to many theatrical and literary greats including Sir. John Hurt, Sebastian Shaw and poet laureate Cecil Day Lewis – a legacy that burns bright in the uplifting refurbished interiors.

This retreat tunes in with the Samhain transition, offering simple and effective practices and complimentary activities to reduce stress and achieve optimum health, vitality and inner peace.


29th October @ 5:00 pm
31st October @ 4:00 pm


Lu Thornely Retreats
087 990 8003