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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Blackhill Woods and The Little Raw Kitchen present-Vegan Food and Wellness Day

9th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join us for our Yummy Vegan Food & Wellness Day in Blackhill Woods Retreat. Bringing healthy scrumptious ‘food of the soul’ to the dinning table mixed with some gentle meditation & wellness practices.

Simon will be cooking with you the ‘Blackhill Woods’ Vegan Sweet Potato & Spinach Hotpot! This is the one pot wonder that opens you to the world of easy healthy, local & homegrown vegan cooking.

After preparing, discussing and leaving your lunch to simmer we will relax in the yoga rooms for some gentle meditation and share some basic tools for well being and healthy living in Ireland.

Having then earned our gorgeous lunch, it will be served with local Sourdough breads in front of the open fires followed by a mindful walk through the Blackhill Woodland.
After lunch we settle back to the dinning room with Emma from the ‘Little Raw Kitchen’ for an afternoon of delicious sweet treats you will never forget! You will learn to make and sample 6 exquisite deserts all raw, vegan, gluten free, naturally sweetened and absolutely delicious! You will even get to bring a few slices home with you! (So bing an empty cake box with you)


9th May
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Hill Woods Retreat