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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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Spirit of Smokie Tour

29th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Dean Barton, son of late Smokie frontman Alan Barton, and the band Spirit Of Smokie will perform at the Midlands Park Hotel. In March 2008 a memorial concert was held for Alan Barton, fronted by his son Dean Barton, and Spirit of Smokie was born. Dean’s undeniable Smokie voice and on-stage charisma completed what is now an established world-class band. Like his father before him, he added je ne sais quoi and was the icing on the cake, complementing the excellent present-day musicians.