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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WORKSHOP: Niamh Boyce – Fact to Fiction workshop – Leaves Festival

6th November 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Do you have a story you want to tell, something that really happened? In this practical workshop, award winning historical novelist, Niamh Boyce will explore how true stories can inspire a work of fiction. Participants will look at character, point of view, research and explore that central question – how much truth, how much fiction?

It is suitable for both beginners and those who have been writing for a while.


All you need is a pen and notebook…


6th November 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre