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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TriLaois 2023

1st April @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This event is well known as a beginner’s triathlon and a great start to the triathlon season. Suitable for first timers as well as seasoned triathletes, athletes can choose a Try-a-Tri option of 400m swim or full Sprint distance 750m swim. Cyclists then head out on a 19.5km fully marshalled loop around Laois countryside before completing a flat out and back 5km run finishing in the grounds of Portlaoise Leisure Centre where athletes can refuel with post race refreshments.


1st April
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Portlaoise Leisure Centre