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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Parallel Mothers – ( Madres paralelas)

4th May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

When two women meet at a hospital and give birth to their babies on the same day, their lives are inextricably linked. Pedro Almodóvar takes another deep dive into the joys and complexities of female relationships framed by motherhood, loss and the challenges of reconciliation, with an emotive and radiant performance from long-time collaborator, Penélope Cruz.

Janis, the older of the two, is more comfortable and confident with her single mother status. She is also trying to trace the unmarked grave of her great-grandfather, murdered during the Spanish Civil War. Ana is a teenage mother, left to find her own way by her absentee parents, and while she faces many struggles, with Janis’s support she finds her feet


4th May
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre