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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Irish is a Foreign Language At Portlaoise Library

7th December 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Portlaoise Library and historian Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc for our forthcoming talk ‘Irish is a Foreign Language’. Tracing the historical struggles and contestation surrounding the Irish language, the talk will draw on a broad spectrum of experiences, perspectives and personal accounts


7th December 2022
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Portlaoise Library