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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Festival of Flight

10th April @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 8th April 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 9th April 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 10th April 2022 at 10:00 am

The Festival of Flight will run from the 7th to the 10th of April, with music events, arts and science workshops, history talks and films.
One of the main events of the weekend will be a live performance of the Impossible Dream, the piece composed by Martin Tourish and the young musicians of the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra to celebrate the life and achievements of the Portlaoise Aviator James Fitzmaurice.

The piece will be performed as part of a special event at St Peter’s Church of Ireland Church in Portlaoise starting at 3pm on Saturday 9th April and will also feature talks on the history and future of aviation and exploration in Laois and Ireland. Tickets for the event are available from the Dunamaise Arts Centre.


10th April
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre