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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The Impossible Dream – Online Event

18th September @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm


A short video ‘The Impossible Dream,’ directed by Naoise Kettle that documents the production of a specially commissioned suite of music inspired by the life of Colonel James Fitzmaurice a pioneering historical aviator from Portlaoise. Musician and songwriter Martin Tourish collaborated with Music Generation Trad Orchestra to create new music during the lockdown period that unearthed many intriguing parallels between our current challenges, and those faced by Fitzmaurice in his lifetime. Supported by Creative Ireland Laois.


18th September
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Culture Night