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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Guided Historical Walk of Ballinakill & Heywood

22nd August @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


This Guided Historical Walk of Ballinakill and Heywood tawill depart from the Village Square.

The guide for the walk is local historian, and co-author of Ballinakill A Journey Through Time, Ger Dunphy.

The walk will avoid busy roads, and there is a section of off-road walking, with moderate terrain throughout, and will be approximately one hour in duration.

The walk promises to be both enjoyable and informative with the Masslough Lake, Trench Family Mausoleum, Heywood Estate and Gills Pond just a few of the many places of interest that will be visited, along the route.


22nd August
11:00 am - 12:00 pm