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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Poetry Workshop with Arthur Broomfield – Leaves Festival

5th November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Arthur’s workshop is open to all levels of poetry writers. It will deal with the basic issues of writing a poem – setting, imagery, economy of language. What is inspiration? How does a poem ‘come to you’? Influences – whose work do you like? Arthur has written four collections of poetry. His poems have been published in Ireland, the UK, USA India, Serbia and continental Europe. He is the current Poetry Ireland Poetry Laurate for Mountmellick.


5th November
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre