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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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South West Shuttlefest 2023

16th September @ 9:00 am - 17th September @ 8:00 pm

Now in its 7th year the South West Shuttlefest is back.  And we can’t wait to see you all in Portlaoise in September to kick-off with the first competition of the SWLBL season. As usual, Yonex Ireland will be there on both days to cater for all your badminton needs. Please note entries will be capped at a maximum of 10 per event with priority going to complete doubles partnerships on a first come first served basis.


16th September @ 9:00 am
17th September @ 8:00 pm