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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7th May @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The release of cua’s new album is something very positive, born out of the lockdown. It is a departure from their traditional recording settings and moving to remote recording where necessary. Out of this period of time they persevered and continued writing and recording.

The new album,  Oh Sun Shine Down, has a very spiritual line running through it, in the sense of all the loss we have experienced over the last few years and what there may be; to be hopeful in the coming years.

This fourth recorded album from cua is their most expansive from an instrumentation point of view. As everyone’s world became more limited physically, they decided to have less limits internally with their music. They just did what they felt was right and what kept them sane. They drew inspiration from the little big things, most of which revolve around the sun, hence the album title, Oh Sun Shine Down – again going back to the phases and cycles they experienced every day and beyond.




7th May
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre