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 Main Event: Claire Keegan In conversation with Edel Coffey

11th November 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

€12 – €15

An intimate evening of reading and conversation with acclaimed author Claire Keegan and novelist, journalist & broadcaster, Edel Coffey. Accompanied with music by Harpanno. Claire Keegan’s stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, Best American Stories and are translated into thirty languages. Edel Coffey is an Irish novelist, journalist and broadcaster. She began work as an arts journalist and editor with the Sunday Tribune. Harpanno members Dale McKay, Aisling Lyons and Conor Broderick fuse Irish Traditional Music with the ambient sound of the Handpan, creating a unique new sound.


11th November 2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
€12 – €15
Dunamaise Arts Centre