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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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Knock Threshing Festival

9th September @ 3:00 pm - 10th September @ 6:00 pm


The Knock Threshing Festival will take place over two days on Saturday and Sunday in Knock County Laois. There’s something for everyone – various displays, demonstrations, crafts and cooking from times past, vintage cars and farm machinery, steam threshing displays, wood cutting, farrier, butter making, crafts, photographs and memorabilia. Parade of steam engines, vintage tractors and cars on the Sunday will insure a great day out is had for young and old.


9th September @ 3:00 pm
10th September @ 6:00 pm
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