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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!

Art Exhibition Places and Spaces

The next Opening in the Gallery of Divine Inspiration will be of Orla Mcdonagh's beautiful work Places and Spaces. It will open on Friday 3rd May at 7 pm in Bloomhq, Mountrath. Then run for […]

Free

Polly’s May Live Music

Polly's Abbeyleix have got a great line-up of live gigs this month. This weekend we’ve got music on Bank Holiday Sunday and it’ll be Saturday evenings for the rest of the month. We look forward […]

Free

Bealtaine at Portarlington Library

As part of the Bealtaine celebrations, Portarlington Library will be hosting a puzzle morning every Tuesday. This event will be suitable for both young and older to enjoy and everyone is welcome to come along. […]

Free

Green Gym Taster Sessions for Older Adults

Are you looking for a unique way to stay active, connect with nature, and engage with your community? Look no further than our Green Gym Taster Sessions, tailored specifically for older adults and led by […]

Free

Art Exhibition at Abbeyleix Library

A solo exhibition of pen drawings and watercolours by Abbeyleix native and Anthology owner, Alison McEvoy is now on in Abbeyleix library. Her work is inspired by nature, trees and textures, the delicate yet vibrant […]

Free

Art Exhibition at Dunamaise Arts Centre

You are all invited to come along to Dunamaise Arts Centre to view this years art exhibition from art students in Abbeyleix FEC Art Department QQI Level 5 & 6. Work explores a variety of […]

Free

Street Moments Photographic Exhibition

The gallery in Mountmellick Library is delighted to host a photographic exhibition by local photographer Kevin Byrne for the month of May-all are welcome to view the exhibition during library opening hours. Kevin covers all […]

Free

Workshops with Dr Arthur Broomfield

Join Dr Broomfield for three poetry workshops and a poetry reading event for family and friends. Dr Arthur Broomfield is a poet, essayist, and short story writer. He has published nine books including six poetry […]

€5 – €15

Apple Blossom Holistic Zen Fem

Zen meditation is a mindfulness practice that aims to help you cultivate awareness while remaining calm. This technique focuses on the present moment, guiding people to a deeper understanding of their minds and emotions through […]

€60

Activator Pole Classes Killenard Community Centre

Activator Poles can can reduce the stress and impact on your knees, hips, and ankles. For many older adults, this relieves pain from arthritis, muscle strains, and ligament sprains. The poles are modified versions of Nordic walking […]

€20

Free Harp Lessons at Abbeyleix Library

To celebrate Crinniú na nÓg, the library is hosting harp workshops with Siobhan Buckley. Learn basic techniques and find your way around the harp playing tunes you will recognise. Through different musical games, we will […]

Free

Meredith’s Farm Biodiversity Walk

The Merediths run an organic suckler beef and tillage farm near Ballylinan, Co Laois. Biodiversity has been an important aspect of the farm over the years with the aim of farming in balance with surrounding […]

Free

Play in Pink at Abbeyleix Golf Club

Abbeyleix Golf club will be holding a Play in Pink Ladies & Mens Stableford competition and this will be open to members and non members to come along and take part in. This will be […]

€10

Bealtaine Festival Event Sing for the Brain

Everyone is welcome to join us as we sing for alzheimer's/dementia, accompanied by musicians from Men’s Shed Portlaoise. Singing for the Brain brings people affected by Alzheimer's together to sing a variety of songs they […]

Free

How The State Acquired Emo Court

A fascinating talk next Thursday with Laois Heritage society's Tom Jacob discussing how the State Acquired Emo Court. A really interesting topic that you'll all enjoy, taking place at The Midlands Park Hotel.  Free entry […]

€5

Second Annual Golf Classic

Tobar An Leinn Parents Association are delighted to launch this in partnership with Colt Gaa. Fundraising from this event will be towards a Sports Centre on Colt GAA ground which would be a huge addition […]

€200

Second Annual Golf Classic

Colt Gaa Club and Tobar an Leinn Parents Association have teamed up to raise funds to realise ambitious plans do develop a community centre attached to the GAA club. The second annual golf classic features […]

€200

The Whistlin’ Donkeys Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow

Get ready for a night of foot-stomping, hands clapping Irish folk and Celtic rock. The Castle Arms Hotel Durrow are delighted to announce the return of the talented band The Whistlin Donkeys. Get your tickets […]

€27.61

Fourth Wall Laois Theatre Group Presents The Country Boy

A humorous but poignant love story examining emigration, the impact of dreams on reality and the challenges of returning home after seeking a better life abroad. Fractured family dynamics are explored when Eddie returns to […]

€18