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: Laura Murphy Spoken Word and Song Open Mic

12th November 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Local poet Laura Murphy will host an intimate afternoon of spoken word and song sharing that promises to uplift and inspire. While the focus will be on ‘poetry as a life-cherishing force’, there is an open invitation to come along and share poetry or song as you wish, or to simply listen. This event is for people of all walks of life, ages, cultures and languages to experience the power of creativity and sharing. Refreshments will be served.


12th November 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre