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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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Santa To Switch On Portlaoise Christmas Lights

24th November @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Get ready for a magical evening as Santa himself is set to grace Portlaoise with his presence to turn on the Christmas lights. When the lights are switched on Santa will make his way to the Sleigh where families can take pictures with him on his Sleigh.  Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty The Snowman, who will also be there will be keen to have their picture taken also.


24th November
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm