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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Timahoe Heritage Festival – The Big Dig
5th June @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One event on 5th June 2022 at 12:00 pm
Timahoe Heritage Festival is on 4th & 5th of June in Timahoe Heritage Centre, Co Laois with lots of family fun and entertainment! Throughout the day we will be exploring the past through our Viking House excavation workshop – The Big Dig! Places are limited so reserve your ticket online now! The Big Dig at Timahoe Heritage Festival 2022 is supported by The Heritage Council as part of the Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy 2021 – 2026.
The School of Irish Archaeology is proud to introduce their finest product the Big Dig! The replica ‘Viking House’ workshop and excavation is designed around children from 5 – 12 years of age.
This innovative product allows children to explore the Viking world through a simulated and controlled archaeology dig. Children have an opportunity to experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house. They will have an opportunity to dig for Viking treasures and artefacts dating back over 1000 years and learn about our Viking ancestors through the eyes of real archaeologists!
We ensure this educational and one of a kind experience won’t leave your children disappointed. We guarantee it will leave them wanting to know much more about the work of archaeologists and who our ancient ancestors were!