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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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The Cult of Saint Abban

16th February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Dr Ellen Ganly. PhD in medieval Irish studies will talk to us on the Cult of Saint Abban. The paper considers the life and cult of early medieval Irish saint named Abban. This saint founded many churches and monasteries throughout Ireland, the primary ones being Kilabban in Laois and Adamstown in Wexford.


16th February
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midlands Park Hotel