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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Pakistan Independence Day

14th August @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


All are welcome to join in this FREE Diamond Jubilee Celebration event. The occasion of the 75th annual Pakistan Independence Day will be celebrated through music, a cultural quiz, an entertaining show and sharing traditional food together.

This event is free with unallocated seating, but tickets can be pre-booked to confirm your attendance.

Check out some of the Artists and Speakers joining us on the day:

Shafaq Ali will sing in the Urdu/Punjabi Language shafaqali.wixsite.com/official

Arsam will play the Guitar. Hai jazba Junoon https://youtu.be/W0YsXQ6nqOI

Laois Comhaltas will perform some Irish Music https://comhaltas.ie/music/

Hear from Inspirational Speaker Fahmida Usman who is the first Muslim woman to join the Gardai https://fb.watch/el3zlkARTh/

and Artist Hina Khurram will have a display of her artwork in the foyer https://www.facebook.com/hanaya.khan.731


14th August
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre