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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Portlaoise Christmas Market

25th November 2022 - 27th November 2022

We are delighted to announce that our popular Portlaoise Christmas Market is going to be a weekend event this year. The Christmas lights will be turned on in the Top Square on Friday. Saturday and Sunday the Main Street will turn into the spectacular Christmas Market with a huge array of festive gifts for all.


25th November 2022
27th November 2022
Main Street Portlaoise