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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18th March @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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One event on 20th March 2022 at 12:00 pm

We’re back! After more than two years closed to the public we are delighted to announce our first public running days for 2022!
Róisín will be hauling trains during the St Patrick’s Day weekend on Friday March 18th and Sunday March 20th from 12-4pm both days.
Tickets are priced at €18 for a family of four, €7 for adults, €3 for children and under 5s go free. We accept cash or card and you can buy your tickets on the day before boarding
Try something different for Paddy’s weekend this year with a family day out that’s perfect for all ages.
Search for Stradbally Woodland Railway on Google maps to find your fastest route to us.
If you can’t make it but would like to continue supporting the railway and the Irish Steam Preservation Society as a whole you can purchase a ticket to win your very own vintage Massey Ferguson tractor in our Mad for Massey raffle here: https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/MADFORMASSEYRAFFLE


18th March
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm