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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Twin Trees Festival

18th August @ 10:00 am - 20th August @ 5:00 pm

The Twin Trees Heywood Festival’s Three Day En Plein Air, Tutored Painting, will take place, in Ballinakill, Co. Laois, on August 18th, 19th and 20th.
Day One – Heywood Gardens
Day Two – The Woodlands & Lakes
Day Three – Ballinakill Village
After a truly amazing event last year, we are really looking forward to welcoming past participants and new artists to picturesque Ballinakill, for our third En Plein Air event.


18th August @ 10:00 am
20th August @ 5:00 pm
Heywood Gardens and Estate