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

14th August @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come ride our stream train Sunday the 14th August.
Trains will be operating from 11am-4pm on the day, with diesel trains for the first hour and our steam loco Róisín hauling them for the rest of the day.
Bring a picnic or pick up some snacks and refreshments from our shop to enjoy the atmosphere and our beautiful forest setting.
Tickets are sold on the day of your visit at the shop and are valid for unlimited journeys.
Prices: Families €18, adults €7, children €3, under 5s free. Cash and card accepted. Note: Our train is wheelchair accessible.


14th August
11:00 am - 4:00 pm