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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September 2021

25th September @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €10

As part of our children's craft ideas series of workshops, kids will learn how to create a painting by using natural materials around us

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25th September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm €35

In this creative workshop, you will learn the basic macramé knotting techniques

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25th September @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 9th October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 6th November 2021 at 2:00 pm

€15

Join us for a fully guided tour to share the history of the family and farm and see all around the brewery.

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25th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd October 2021

Spink Comhaltas will be running 5 autumn seisiúns on Saturday evenings in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

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26th September @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Free

As part of European Week Of Sport Laois Sports Partnership will be hosting a nature trail walk on September 26, on National Walking Day.

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26th September @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 8th July 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th August 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th September 2021 at 12:00 pm

€10

At last we can fling open the gates and welcome you back into the garden.

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26th September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free

We are delighted to have Comhatlas back for another Sunday of live music @ Solas.

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29th September @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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29th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 6th October 2021

€15

Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns.

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30th September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €10

Come and enjoy this play ‘Lost Hearts’ on the big screen with a live audience including cast and crew tonight.

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October 2021

2nd October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm €22.20

Forage the grounds of Bloom HQ and then create Elderberry Syrup and Hedgerow Ketchup in the Makerspace.

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2nd October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd October 2021

Spink Comhaltas will be running 5 autumn seisiúns on Saturday evenings in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

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2nd October @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €18 – €20

Don’t miss this night in the company of one of Ireland's Best Folk Artists second only to the legendary Christy Moore and up there with Lankum as voted by the readers of HOTPRESS music magazine 2021.

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3rd October @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Free

Ballykilcavan Farm and Brewery's fifth annual hop picking day is happening on Sunday October 3rd.

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6th October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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6th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 6th October 2021

€15

Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns.

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8th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €16 – €18

An evening with a string quartet.

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9th October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 9th October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 6th November 2021 at 2:00 pm

€15

Join us for a fully guided tour to share the history of the family and farm and see all around the brewery.

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9th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €15

Kevin returns with the exceptionally talented musicians John Hosey and Vincent Crowley for an evening of traditional Irish ballads.

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10th October @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 7th November 2021 at 10:30 am

€50

Unwind and recharge with meditation and yoga at this morning retreat.

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12th October @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm €15 – €18

A captivating new duo featuring the celebrated Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey and the acclaimed French harpist Anaïs Gaudemard, in a unique location in County Laois.

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13th October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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16th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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16th October @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm €15

Octoberfest is coming to Laois!

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17th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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18th October @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm €5

A beguiling new production, capturing the zeitgeist of the young person's world in this play for children aged 9+ years.

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20th October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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23rd October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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23rd October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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23rd October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm €5

Join our bat expert from the Kildare bat group for this informative talk.

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23rd October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 9th October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 6th November 2021 at 2:00 pm

€15

Join us for a fully guided tour to share the history of the family and farm and see all around the brewery.

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23rd October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €18 – €20

An unmissable opportunity to hear Kit Downes’ highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album Dreamlife of Debris in concert.

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24th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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24th October @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 21st November 2021 at 10:30 am

€95

Time to clear your head, spend time in nature, do some balanced yoga, eat some healthy delicious food and then relax a bit more.

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24th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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25th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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25th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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26th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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26th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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27th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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27th October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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27th October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm €10

Learn to make some spooky Halloween crafts using recycled materials

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27th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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28th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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28th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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29th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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29th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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29th October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm €10

To celebrate Halloween, Solas Eco Garden Centre will be running spooky a cookery class for children.

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29th October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm €7

Have a freaky Friday evening at SOLAS listening to Seanchaí Nuala Hayes tell spooky Halloween ghost stories.

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30th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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30th October @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spooky Fun in Dunmore Woods, Durrow.

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30th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on 31st October 2021 at 11:00 am

€8

Can you help the witch make her potions at Castelview Open Farm?

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31st October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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31st October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on 31st October 2021 at 11:00 am

€8

Can you help the witch make her potions at Castelview Open Farm?

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November 2021

2nd November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 2nd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

€5

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share

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2nd November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on 2nd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

€5

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share

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3rd November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 2nd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

€5

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share

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3rd November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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3rd November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on 2nd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

€5

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share

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6th November @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 9th October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 6th November 2021 at 2:00 pm

€15

Join us for a fully guided tour to share the history of the family and farm and see all around the brewery.

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7th November @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 7th November 2021 at 10:30 am

€50

Unwind and recharge with meditation and yoga at this morning retreat.

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10th November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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11th November @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €21.50

A warm, witty, joyous show that celebrates being true to yourself!

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13th November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm €27.90

One of the most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH are well known for their incendiary live performances which has put them right at the top of the live acts to see today. With…

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17th November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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21st November @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 21st November 2021 at 10:30 am

€95

Time to clear your head, spend time in nature, do some balanced yoga, eat some healthy delicious food and then relax a bit more.

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24th November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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26th November @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €17.60

Irish music luminaries The Pale will celebrate 30 years in the music industry this year, and they will be undertaking a special 30th anniversary Irish tour to commemorate this achievement.

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28th November @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grab a gift from some great crafters and producers.

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December 2021

1st December @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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1st December @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €20 – €23

“ABBA FOREVER” The Christmas Show, returns to Dunamaise Arts Centre on Wednesday 1st December, THIS YEAR!!!

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7th December @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €16 – €18

Aonghus Óg McAnally returns with his multi-award-winning solo show Fight Night by Gavin Kostick for a 10th anniversary nationwide tour.

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8th December @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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15th December @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th December 2021

Free

Walk your way into better health with this great initiative from Heywood Haven.

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January 2022

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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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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March 2022

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

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

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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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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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August 2022

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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