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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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Private Gardens in Ireland: Explore Fruitlawn Garden on their Upcoming Open Day

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


Looking to peek inside one of the most beautiful private gardens in Ireland? Explore the gorgeous Fruitlawn Garden in Abbeyleix on its next Open Day on Sunday, September 10th.

This is a rare chance to explore a hidden gem in the heart of Co Laois, walking among oak copse, yew hedges, and beautiful climbing roses, and marvelling over special varieties and lesser-spotted plants. Fruitlawn is a charming Irish country garden and one that should be on every garden lover’s must-see list.

And if that’s not enough, delicious teas will be served on the day, too!

Private Gardens in Ireland: Explore Fruitlawn Garden on their Upcoming Open Day

Fruitlawn Garden in Abbeyleix, County Laois, is a designer’s garden of approximately 1 acre. The Fruitlawn Garden Open Days welcome visitors to Carol and Arthur’s home and private garden – a view inside the artist’s and garden designer’s universe.

Visitors will see oak copse, yew hedges, beautiful climbing roses, lovely trees and shrubs. The plants in the garden include many rare and special varieties collected over the years from some of Ireland’s best gardens.

Delicious teas will be available as always.

Looking to visit more gorgeous Ireland gardens? Check out the Gardens section of our directory!


10th September
10:00 am - 5:00 pm