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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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Free Art Class with Artist Pat Byrne: Culture Night 2023

22nd September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Looking for a free artistic event for Culture Night 2023? Look no further than Pat’s Art Class in the Heritage House, Abbeyleix! 

Free Art Class with Artist Pat Byrne: Culture Night 2023

Are you looking for a free and fun activity to do on Culture Night 2023? On Friday September 22nd, the immensely talented artist Pat Byrne will be hosting a free art class in the Heritage House in Abbeyleix at 6:30pm.

This workshop will show you the steps in creating a beautiful sketch of Aghaboe Abbey. This class will have all of the material that you will need to create your own sketch. It may seem intimidating to start creating art, but it’s a challenge that is worth tackling, this class may help you to create your very own masterpiece! Whether it is your first time sketching, or you are a seasoned artist, everyone is welcome!

This is an adult only class with limited spaces, so if you are interested please book your place at the following number: 057 871 4944 or email address: [email protected] 

Looking for more arts events in Laois? You’ll find a list of the top arts attractions here. And you can check out the full range of events in our handy What’s On guide!


22nd September
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm