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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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Laois Pride 2023

4th September - 10th September

Laois Pride Festival is back for its second year and is going to be bigger and better than ever. Expect drag queens, bingo, parades and much much more. Laois Pride is taking place from 04 – 10 September with events running all week leading up to Saturday’s Parade and Festival which will be bigger and more colourful than ever. Saturday kicks off with a parade around Portlaoise that all are welcome to watch or join in, followed by a family friendly free outdoor festival until evening with circus performers, drag queens, face painting, food stalls and more.


4th September
10th September
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Midlands LGBT+ Project
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