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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 Ossory Big Truck And Vintage Show

22nd July - 23rd July

The Ossory Big Truck And Vintage show prides itself on being an extremely enjoyable, fun-filled day for all the family, with an array of attractions. For the agriculturally minded the show has a large variety of classes, which are always keenly competed, including qualifiers for Cattle, Sheep, Horses, and Poultry. There are also classes for Dogs, Flowers, Vegetables, Baking, Crafts, Produce, Photography and a variety of children’s competitions. Another of the main attractions is the popular Hunt Chase, run over a course of 8 to 10 fences, with teams from all over Ireland competing, and there is also the ever popular Donkey Derby.


22nd July
23rd July
Event Category:
Ossory Show Grounds Rathdowney