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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Three Day Tutored En Plein Air – Heywood Ballinakill 2023

17th August @ 10:00 am - 19th August @ 4:00 pm


Our Three Day Tutored En Plein Air event, which is open to beginners and experienced artists alike. We are thrilled to provide you with a unique outdoor painting experience, in the beauty and tranquillity of Heywood Gardens, Heywood Demesne, and nearby Ballinakill Village.


17th August @ 10:00 am
19th August @ 4:00 pm
Heywood Gardens and Estate