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 Old Fort Festival

25th June @ 6:30 am - 11:00 pm


Aslan headlines Saturday night of The Old Fort Quarter Festival 2022, as part of their 40th Anniversary nationwide tour that culminates with a headline performance in the 3 Arena in September. We are delighted to work with MCD to secure this huge gig. Aslan came together as a band in 1982, which means they are forty years together in 2022 – an amazing achievement for any band. Over the forty years they have had numerous chart successes, toured the world, broken up, made up and given us some classic songs such as This Is and Crazy World. Today, Aslan continue to entertain the masses in many of Ireland’s and the UKs premier venues.

Note: Support acts to be announced! Stay tuned for details.


25th June
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Main Street Portlaoise