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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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Portlaoise

17th March @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The St Patrick’s Day Committee has announced that the Portlaoise Parade is set to return. The Parade will be commencing from Laois County Council and going up the Main Street. The Parade will be followed by a Community Event on Main Street, Portlaoise involving Street acts, Irish Music, Trade Stands, Irish Dancing and much, much more.


17th March
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Laois County Council Plaza