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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EMMA DORAN – ‘MAD, Isn’t it

1st April @ 9:00 pm - 2nd April @ 12:00 am


In her biggest solo show to date, comedian Emma Doran reflects on what just happened. One minute she was an 18-year-old stumbling off the Waltzers in Courtown and now she’s hurtling through her late 30s with a 19-year-old daughter and 2 other kids. Mad Isn’t It is a stand-up show from Emma Doran with some of your favourite characters from her social media.


1st April @ 9:00 pm
2nd April @ 12:00 am
Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue