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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FREE – Fadó Faces – A Drive-By Exhibition

18th July @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fadó Faces – A Drive-By Exhibition
Sunday 18th July, 11am-4pm
Laois County Council Plaza, Portlaoise
An outdoor drive-by art exhibition, celebrating the lives and stories of older people in the Laois community, through traditional portrait painting and digital art by a selection of local artists.
The exhibition is suitable for drivers & pedestrians alike and was designed with social distance & accessibility in mind.
Fadó Faces features artwork by:
Kevin McCann, Rebecca Deegan, Pauline Conroy, Mike Rafter, Aishling Hennessy, Antoinette Breen, Allen Scully, Bronagh Conroy, Kate Deegan & Sorcha Mathews
This project is kindly supported by Laois Co. Council and Creative Ireland Laois.


18th July
11:00 am - 4:00 pm