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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Philip Ó Ceallaigh in Conversation with Enda Wyley: The Story Told Trouble – Leaves Festival

5th November 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This is a rare opportunity to savor a live reading in Ireland by short story supremo Philip Ó Ceallaigh. As well as introducing and reading a story from his new collection Troubles (2021), he will be in conversation with Enda Wyley about place and his writing, his relationship with languages and writing as he also works as a translator, how this collection took shape and when he knew it was ready for publication.


5th November 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre