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 Warrior Back Garden Skills Workshop @ Solas Garden Centre

9th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Aim of Workshop

Oversight of the key environmental problems we face

Practical steps you can take in your back garden to make a change for the better

Suits: 6-14 year olds

Capacity: Max. 12 People

Course Content

Compost Your Food Waste

Food waste creates 4 times as much carbon emissions as the airline industry

Learn how to successfully compost

 Chickens – Convert Food Waste Into Eggs

Turn waste food into fresh eggs with a back garden chicken coop

 Grow Your Own Vegetables

How to grow a range of fresh organic vegetables & herbs in your vegetable patch

 Grow Irish Wildflower Seeds (Biodiversity Mix)

How to grow a wild flower section in your back garden.

Encourage bees, butterflies, insects and birds to share your safe sanctuary.


9th July
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Solas Eco Garden Shop