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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How to Grow Organic Winter Salad Leaves Workshop (Kids)

7th August @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn all about growing Winter salad leaves in Ireland
Our aim for this course is to help children understand where their food comes from
To teach them about all the different vegetables and plants to sow
When is the best time of year to grow each one and what they need to grow
Sowing seeds is great for sensory development so touching and smelling soils and plants can help with this
To encourage and state the importance of being outdoors
To learn to be patient and give them a sense of achievement once the seeds grow
To help develop social skills in a new environment
Course Content
Setting up the work area, using our raised beds and polytunnel
Preparing the seeds for planting
Planting the seeds such as Ruby Chard, Corn Salad, Winter Lettuce, Kale, Leaf Beat (Spinach)
Question time
Our expert staff will be on hand to give support & answer questions throughout the workshop


7th August
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm