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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Sunshine on Leith – Portlaoise Musical Society Musical Night

5th May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

To celebrate the return of Portlaoise Musical Society to Dunamaise stage this year – the society will host the the Portlaoise film premiere of Sunshine on Leith (The Motion Picture) at Dunamaise Cinema – based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.


5th May
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre