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 Ossory Agricultural & Truck Show Rathdowney

24th July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ireland’s longest running agricultural show, The Ossory Show, established in 1898, takes place again this year, for the first time since 2019. We are also delighted to announce that our Ossory Truck Show will also take place on the same day – July 24th, hosted by The Highwaymen Ireland.

The showgrounds are located in Coolfin, Kilbreedy, Rathdowney, County Laois, in the heart of Ireland.


24th July
8:00 am - 5:00 pm