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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Equinox @ Kavanagh’s Upstairs

17th September @ 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm

A night dedicated to art-forms and performance in celebration of the Autumnal equinox. Beautiful, mystical, and magical performances from artists from Laois and across Ireland – expect visual art, magic, performance art, poetry, dance, music, and burlesque.

The performances will take place on and off-stage – a mix of collaborative, stand-alone and durational. The event is designed to keep the audience feeling involved and inspired, and likewise to the performers. “The Equinox” aims to introduce emerging and experimental performance-based acts to the Laois audience; acting as a platform for both local and national acts.

This event will serve as an opportunity for the Laois community to experience an accessible, intimate live art event, with exposure to contemporary and experimental methods of creative expression, art-forms and performance.  The show can be adapted subject to Covid-19 restrictions, and filmed to run as an online show.


17th September
9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue