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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 Santa Train Experience

25th November - 10th December

€5 – €19

Are you looking for a family friendly Christmas activity this festive season? Check out the Santa Train experience at Stradbally woodlands!

The Santa Train Experience

Celebrate the festive season this year with your family with a truly memorable Christmas Train Experience. Meet  a jolly Santa Claus and merry Mrs Claus with their band of merry elves this Christmas season at Stradbally Woodlands! Ride along the Stradbally Rail Route and see how it has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland. From the fairy lights, merry characters and Coffee Hut, there is something for all of the family to enjoy!

Are you looking for more family friendly Christmas events in Laois? Check out our handy What’s On guide to learn more!


25th November
10th December
€5 – €19
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