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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Leaves 2022: Claire Keegan Writer’s Workshop/Masterclass

11th November 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


A writer’s workshop for adults, with author Claire Keegan. Claire Keegan’s stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, Best American Stories and are translated into thirty languages. She had won several important prizes like: Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, Edge Hill Prize for the finest collection of stories, Ambassador’s Prize, the Kerry Prize for Irish novel of the year and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction – and is nominated for the Booker Prize.


11th November 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre