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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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Culture Night Events in Portarlington

22nd September @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Looking for Culture Night events in Portarlington? You’ve found them! We’re rounding up the best local events for Culture Night 2023.

On Culture Night, Friday, September 22nd, 2023, Portarlington locals will be treated to a wealth of free cultural events, including live music and family-friendly activities.

Culture Night Events in Portarlington

To celebrate Culture Night 2023 Portarlington is holding a number of events throughout the day.

Mary Slevin, Artist, is delighted to welcome adults and children to her art studio at Mount Henry to explore printmaking using everyday material.

Join Port Art Collective for an art crawl for all-ages, a cultural extravaganza showcasing Street Art from artists ADW; DMC; KIN MX; Zurdie; KLOW And Myfanwy Nia. There will also be a presentation by local illustrator David Butler on the illustrated life of Michael Collins, produced in collaboration with writer Mario Corrigan at 7:00, Portarlington Museum.

We will have music from the Port Concert Band, Ukrainian Choir and Georgian Folk Group in the Parochial hall. Port Sounds takes place at The Anvil Inn from 9pm. There will be an exciting and eclectic night of the best local performers featuring Dopamine, Rocz, Thanks Mom, That’s Alright, Insomniacs and more.

Looking for more arts events in Laois? You’ll find a list of the top arts attractions here. And you can check out the full range of events in our handy What’s On guide!


22nd September
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm