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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Eco Printing on Paper at Abbeyleix Boardwalk

13th July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn to Eco-Print on Paper at the Abbeyleix Bog Walk.
At this hands-on, practical workshop, create your own natural, botanical art print on paper using leaves and flowers from the trees and plants of Ireland’s Ancient East.
Explore the Abbeyleix boardwalk beside the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, and soak in the magnificent energy of the trees as we forage materials. Then, learn traditional dyeing skills and experiment with different natural dyes and layouts on handmade papers, capturing the spirit of the lush Laois landscape by gently rolling your designs into bundles.
As we wait in anticipation for the dye to fix, we will have a cup of tea and discuss the dye process and the bright colours associated with our ancestors before revealing your design which can be used as a wall print or card design.