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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December 2021

9th December @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm €27.50
Bob’s Bar

Bob's Bar are very excited to announce that tickets are on sale for Mundy & Special Guests The Remedy Club live in Bob's Hideout.

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9th December @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Free

Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music, present The Henry Girls and Emer Dunne.

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10th December @ 6:00 pm - 12th December @ 5:00 pm Free

Portarlington Arts Festival is coming to Solas

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10th December @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €23 – €25

Enjoy the festive spirit with the spectacular A Christmas Salute to the Crooners.

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10th December @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €11.50

Paper Planes headline Kavanagh's Live at the Courtyard for the first time after 2 successful support slots to Hudson Taylor and Wild Youth!

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11th December @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to let everyone know that we have decided to have our Christmas Fair this year on Saturday 11th December 2021, we know that Covid 19 numbers are still high but our Christmas…

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11th December @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekend Christmas Market at Solas.

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11th December @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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€8 – €15

Santa is here and he brought Mrs Claus and the Elves with him!

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11th December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 11th December 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 12th December 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on 12th December 2021 at 2:00 pm

€79

Festive Wreath Making Classes followed by festive treats.

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11th December @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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One event on 11th December 2021 at 1:45 pm

One event on 11th December 2021 at 3:30 pm

€22.50

From melting the chocolate, to adding your own embellishments, you will make your own unique log cabin, Christmas tree or gingerbread man to take home and enjoy.

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11th December @ 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
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€22.50

From melting the chocolate, to adding your own embellishments, you will make your own unique log cabin, Christmas tree or gingerbread man to take home and enjoy.

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11th December @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 12th December 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 12th December 2021 at 2:00 pm

€79

Festive Wreath Making Classes followed by festive treats.

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11th December @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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One event on 11th December 2021 at 1:45 pm

One event on 11th December 2021 at 3:30 pm

€22.50

From melting the chocolate, to adding your own embellishments, you will make your own unique log cabin, Christmas tree or gingerbread man to take home and enjoy.

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11th December @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €19.80

IE/DC's high-show promises to rock your foundations to the core and leave you shakin' all night long.

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12th December @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekend Christmas Market at Solas.

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12th December @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you love LEGO, then Solas is the place to be.

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12th December @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 22nd December 2021 at 1:00 pm

€8 – €15

Santa is here and he brought Mrs Claus and the Elves with him!

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12th December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 12th December 2021 at 2:00 pm

€79

Festive Wreath Making Classes followed by festive treats.

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12th December @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 12th December 2021 at 2:00 pm

€79

Festive Wreath Making Classes followed by festive treats.

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17th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm €55

Dance the night away at a Christmas Party at the Killeshin Hotel!

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17th December @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €22

All the Pogues favourites are covered in the set including Streams of Whiskey, Sally McLennane, Fiesta, A Pair of Brown Eyes and Rainy Night in Soho.

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18th December @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekend Christmas Market at Solas.

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18th December @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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€8 – €15

Santa is here and he brought Mrs Claus and the Elves with him!

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18th December @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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€12.50

Santa and his friends are coming to town and would love you to join them for a magical Sing-Along!

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18th December @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €20

Using natural materials, you will create a mini pine cone Christmas tree & pine cone reindeer to decorate your home for Christmas. Use your imagination to create your unique Christmas decorations. You will take home…

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18th December @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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€12.50

Santa and his friends are coming to town and would love you to join them for a magical Sing-Along!

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18th December @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mountmellick Macra’s First Light Up Tractor Run.

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18th December @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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€12.50

Santa and his friends are coming to town and would love you to join them for a magical Sing-Along!

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19th December @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekend Christmas Market at Solas.

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19th December @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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€8 – €15

Santa is here and he brought Mrs Claus and the Elves with him!

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19th December @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm €12

Learn to make cool Christmas decorations from willow.

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19th December @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm €30

This Christmas at Solas, we are excited to announce that we will be showing a classic Christmas movie on the big screen.

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19th December @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm €30

This Christmas at Solas, we are excited to announce that we will be showing a classic Christmas movie on the big screen.

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19th December @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €30

This Christmas at Solas, we are excited to announce that we will be showing a classic Christmas movie on the big screen.

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20th December @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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€8 – €15

Santa is here and he brought Mrs Claus and the Elves with him!

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21st December @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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€8 – €15

Santa is here and he brought Mrs Claus and the Elves with him!

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21st December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the shortest day of the year with like hearted souls at Blackhill Woods Retreat.

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22nd December @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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€8 – €15

Santa is here and he brought Mrs Claus and the Elves with him!

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22nd December @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event  for all the family that’s not to be missed, filled with lots of entertainment, laughs and sing-a-long moments for all!

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23rd December @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €17.50

All the talent and live experience of Transmitter in the holiday season.

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27th December @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €13.50

Live music at Kavanagh's Bar and Venue.

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28th December @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm €100

Eilish & Simon are hosting a Christmas Bliss Yoga Day at the heavenly Blackhill Woods for yoga, meditation, pure relaxation, scrumptious vegan food and comfort.

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30th December @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €16.50

The Ultimate Police are the ultimate tribute to The Police, covering the trio's assured, reggae injected rock from their debut album Outlandos D'Amour right through to their final album Synchronicity.

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31st December @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm €50

Come and allow yourself to press reset on the New Year ahead!

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January 2022

1st January 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €19.80

Belfast's own Oasis tribute band! The authentic Oasis tribute! As you were!

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7th January 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm €33.20

Join us at The Midlands Park Hotel for what promises to be a great night's entertainment with the wonderful Nathan Carter.

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7th January 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €20.90

Chris Kavanagh is well known for his passionate performances of folk singer Luke Kelly's songs with his successfulband "The Legend of Luke Kelly", but he is also an extremely skilled songwriter & composer.

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8th January 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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€12.50

After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation.

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8th January 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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€12.50

After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation.

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8th January 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €25

Join Declan and his super live band with special guests Louise Morrissey and John Hogan for a nostalgic night of music, song and laughter.

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8th January 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €33.75

Foster & Allen are Celebrating over 45 years in the Music Business with an Irish Tour this Christmas and New Year!

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14th January 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €19.80

Since its inception seven years ago, the Golden Years band has payed tribute to the life and music of David Bowie in theatres and live venues throughout the country.

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21st January 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €38.70

MIKE DENVER, known as “The Galway Boy”, is one of Ireland’s top Entertainers, having this year celebrated 16 years in the entertainment scene.

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22nd January 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event  for all the family that’s not to be missed, filled with lots of entertainment, laughs and sing-a-long moments for all!

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22nd January 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm €27.50

Hilarious comedian Joanne McNally brings her show to Portlaoise for one night only.

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23rd January 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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23rd January 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on 29th January 2022 at 12:30 pm

An event  for all the family that’s not to be missed, filled with lots of entertainment, laughs and sing-a-long moments for all!

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28th January 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €33.20

A FUREYS concert is always a night to remember.

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29th January 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on 29th January 2022 at 12:30 pm

An event  for all the family that’s not to be missed, filled with lots of entertainment, laughs and sing-a-long moments for all!

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29th January 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €31.20

DirtBirds the comedy duo and internet sensation present their hilarious new show ‘#No Filters’.

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29th January 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on 29th January 2022 at 12:30 pm

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30th January 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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€50

Indulge yourself in a mini-retreat at Blackhill Woods.

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February 2022

2nd February 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €27.50

Unafraid to tackle head on the subjects the rest of us skirt around, Reginald is the voice of his generation searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it.

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4th February 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6th February 2022 @ 2:00 pm €450

Nourish your body, mind and soul through yoga, meditation, time in nature, healthy living, open fires and the best of locally sourced produced and home vegan cooking.

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4th February 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm €25
Kinnity Castle

Have you got what it takes to complete the Kinnitty Castle 10km Knight Run Challenge on the 4th of February 2022?

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5th February 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €20

These top rated folk musicians and singers bring to life the sound and appearance of the internationally renowned Dubliners. 

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11th February 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on 12th February 2022 at 8:00 pm

€14 – €16

A production of 'The Field' to keep you in your seats!

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12th February 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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€14 – €16

A production of 'The Field' to keep you in your seats!

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13th February 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €32.24

Irish country sensation Derek Ryan’s road to stardom is set to continue with his biggest concert tour yet.

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17th February 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €30

Seán Keane will be returning to the stage after an absence of 18 months due to the restrictions of Covid-19. Seán is looking forward to performing in front of live audiences again across the whole…

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18th February 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €30

 From classic scores from opera to beautifully crafted new work by some of today's greatest arrangers, The Celtic Tenors will thrill not only with their voices but their funny, interactive and insightful banter.

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19th February 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €25

One things for sure if it’s  Country music you love, then this is the only show in town!

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24th February 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €33

So this is a show about My mother. Its a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally its about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.

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25th February 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €16.50

Rock the night away with the fabulous Thin As Lizzy.

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March 2022

5th March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €35

Join Keith on tour with his brand new theatre show ‘Reconnected’, where he will reconnect the people of Ireland with a unique blend of magic, comedy and brainhacking.

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11th March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €33

Neil Delamere, star of BBC's The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the News quiz, hits the road again with his riotous new stand-up show, Liminal.

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12th March 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €10

This workshop is suitable for your 6-14 year old eco warriors.

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12th March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on 13th March 2022 at 8:00 pm

€25 – €28

Round up your friends for a hilarious night out with Mary Byrne and Jake Carter.

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13th March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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€25 – €28

Round up your friends for a hilarious night out with Mary Byrne and Jake Carter.

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16th March 2022 @ 12:00 am - 20th March 2022 @ 10:00 pm

The largest family National Celebration Event in the Midlands

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18th March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €25

Awarded Female Vocalist of the Year at the prestigious Sunday World Entertainment Awards four years running and performing on RTE’s Dancing with Stars, Cliona Hagan now returns to her roots. Having grown up in Co. Tyrone listening to one of…

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20th March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €35

Declan O'Rourke preformssong from his album 'Arrivals'.

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22nd March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €14 – €18

Patricia has a zest for life and men when she is thrust together with Sean, who is languishing in a nursing home. They form a funny and spiky relationship, but is friendship the most important thing?

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25th March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €33.20

The Midlands Park Hotel are delighted to announce that Dan McCabe will be preforming songs from his new album 'The Lockdown Laments II'. Tickets available at the hotel reception or on Ticketmaster.

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25th March 2022 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm €16.50

Cookes guitar plucking panache enables him to paint comical situations before delivering unexpected killer-punch lines that leave his audience elevated to hilarity.

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April 2022

8th April 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €30

Impressionist Oliver Callan brings his most ambitious live show on the road.

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May 2022

6th May 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €25

Following the recent sell-out success of their debut hit comedy show, Sorry for your Loss is an unmissable night of fun and craic that will have you killed with laughter. 

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20th May 2022 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm €22

This will be Róisín’s first solo tour in four years. Not to be missed!

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June 2022

3rd June 2022 @ 8:00 am - 6th June 2022 @ 5:00 pm

This fun run takes place over the June Bank Holiday with the midland County of Laois in Ireland as the event base

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July 2022

24th July 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 1st August 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Durrow Scarecrow Festival is back after 2 years!!

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August 2022

18th August 2022 @ 10:00 am - 21st August 2022 @ 5:00 pm

From En Plein Air, guided historical walks, fishing competitions and yoga in Heywood Gardens, the Twin Trees Festival celebrates art, culture and the beauty of Heywood Gardens and Ballinakill village.

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19th August 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 21st August 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Abbeyleix's writing festival, The Power of Words, is a truly engaging weekend for people of all ages and palates.

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