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…
Declan Nurney and his Band
27th May @ 8:00 pm€25
Declan was born in the heart of Ireland in Drumlish Co. Longford at a unique period in the music scene worldwide. A revolution in rock and pop brought us The Beatles, Elvis and the Rolling Stones, while here in Ireland the magnificent showband boom was about to explode. As a young man, Declan was heavily influenced by these greats and had the rare opportunity to see most of the top showbands appear in his native town of Drumlish. He would cajole his mother into seeing Joe Dolan, Big Tom, Philomena Begley, The Capital Showband, and many more perform live. From his vantage point close to the stage, he would absorb every move made by the guitarist in the bands, watching his fingers slide along the strings, hoping that one day he might be up there performing just like Dan O’Hara or Seamus McMahon.
Declan went on to have a super career that has spanned over 4 decades at the top of Irish Country Music, winning many accolades along the way and scoring countless hits with his catalogue of trademark song.
Join him and his super live band with special guests Louise Morrissey and John Hogan for a nostalgic night of music, song and laughter.