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What’s On Guide

With over 60 events happening each month, you are sure to have fun in county Laois! From internationally recognised festivals such as Electric Picnic, to ancient celebrations in the Slieve Bloom Mountains there is something for everyone.

Laois hosts a multitude of events and festivals from  hilarious comedy shows to reconnecting with nature it’s all waiting to be discovered in our What’s On Guide!

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Walking Heritage Tours at the Old Fort Festival 2024

30th June @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Join us for a series of history tours of the Old Fort Quarter with renowned historians Teddy Fennelly and Michael Parsons  at 2pm and 4pm during the Old Fort Festival.  Leaving from the site of the new library on the main street of Portlaoise, be brought through the historic cultural quarter of Portlaoise town as Teddy and Michael regale stories of battles won and lost, the development of the town and the history of the fort – a colonial military fort built before any other colony of the British Empire.


Laois Heritage Society