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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Filmmaking “My Left Foot” with Arthur Lappin

14th October 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Provides a unique insight into the making of ‘My Left Foot‘ and how this film became a gateway for the development of the Irish Film industry. Join well-known film and stage producer Arthur Lappin, whose feature films, which include ‘My Left Foot’, ‘The Field’, ‘In The Name of the Father’ and ‘In America’, were nominated for 16 Academy Awards and won 2, as well as many other international awards. It is recommended that you watch ‘My Left Foot’ pre-attending this masterclass.


14th October 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre