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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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Chatroom performance by Mountrath Youth Theatre

17th September @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mountrath Youth Theatre present Chatroom, a chilling, blackly comic tale of manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity. The play’s action takes place in a staged representation of the virtual space of an internet chatroom. A group of bored and restless teenagers – William, Jack, Eva, Emily and Laura – spend their time deconstructing children’s literature and the messages in modern pop music.

But when a new member, Jim, joins to share his depression and thoughts of suicide, the conversation takes a dark turn. The group is torn between those who want to help and those who see this as a chance to create a martyr for the teenage population.  Chatroom is the perfect play for the times we live in and the cast of six from Mountrath Youth Theatre, show a huge amount of talent and maturity as they bring this powerful depiction of modern-day isolation and the dangerous power of technology to life. Suitable for ages 12 upwards only.