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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Stradbally Woodland Railway

3rd July @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All aboard! It’s full steam ahead for our next public running day, Sunday, July 3rd.
Rusty the diesel is on for the first hour of trains from 11am before Róisín the steam loco takes over from 12pm-4pm. Tickets are valid for unlimited journeys between 11am and 4pm and are sold on the day at the station before boarding.
Prices: Families €18, adults €7, children €3, under 5s free. Cash and card accepted.
Our tuc shop will also be open selling snacks and hot drinks and there’s plenty of picnic benches beside the rails for you to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
Our train is wheelchair accessible.


3rd July
11:00 am - 4:00 pm