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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Bringing Bacon Home – Online Event

18th September @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Heritage House Abbeyleix explores the artist Francis Bacon’s time at Farmleigh House, Abbeyleix, presenting a documentary-style video on Bacon’s life there and how his time at Farmleigh influenced his work, focussing on a selection of Bacon’s artwork that was strongly influenced by his time in Abbeyleix. Join us as we deep dive into the home life of one of the most iconic artists of our time.


18th September
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm