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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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Carols by Candlelight with Portlaoise Musical Society

4th December @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

€8 – €12

Portlaoise Musical Society are delighted to present Carols by Candlelight, a concert of Christmas songs on Saturday 4th December at St. Peter & Paul’s Church Portlaoise. Tickets for the carol service, in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and the musical society itself, go on sale on Monday 8th November at 10am.

Musical Director for this magical night is the very talented Kevin Reade, ably assisted by Joan White, Aishling Rohan and Suzanne Lillis. They have assembled a wonderful and atmospheric synthesis of festive music for all to enjoy. The repertoire of tunes for the evening which will be hosted by Fr. David Vard, set in the beautiful St. Peter & Paul’s Church Portlaoise, will feature everything from classic festive favourites to more popular numbers and a movie classic from ‘Home Alone’ to name but a few, performed by Portlaoise Musical Society’s ensemble choir and guest musicians. Proceeds from the evening will be spilt among the musical society’s production fund and St. Vincent de Paul’s Christmas appeal for 2021.


4th December
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
€8 – €12