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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Millinery for Beginners

9th September @ 10:00 am - 10th September @ 4:30 pm


Emerge yourself in this hands-on Millinery experience where you will learn how to make and finish 2 headpieces in 2 days using different techniques, materials and trimmings on each day.

On Day 1 you will create a piece using a pattern and techniques used to manipulate the fabric into a formed shape.

You will be shown how to create simple trimmings.

On Day 2 you will learn how to use a basic Hat Block to create a defined shape adding trimmings from the hand selected kit.

You will need basic sewing skills but will be shown which stitches work best for your Millinery

This price includes an all inclusive kit for each day of the workshop and a link to a free 1 hour preparatory foundation workshop. This is recorded and can be accessed at any time.


9th September @ 10:00 am
10th September @ 4:30 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre