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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Timahoe Heritage Festival – The Big Dig

Timahoe Heritage Festival is on 4th & 5th of June in Timahoe Heritage Centre, Co Laois with lots of family fun and entertainment! Throughout the day we will be exploring the past through our Viking House excavation workshop - The Big Dig! Places are limited so reserve your ticket online now! The Big Dig at Timahoe Heritage Festival 2022 is supported by The Heritage Council as part of the Laois Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy 2021 - 2026.

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Timahoe Heritage Festival – Viking Coin Striking Workshop

Timahoe Heritage Festival is on 4th & 5th of June in Timahoe Heritage Centre, Co Laois with lots of family fun and entertainment! Throughout the day the children will get to see our Viking Coin Making Workshop where we will demonstrate how Ireland's first coin was minted while learning all about ancient trade and commerce in medieval Ireland.

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Timahoe Heritage Festival – Bead Making Workshop

Timahoe Heritage Festival is on 4th & 5th of June in Timahoe Heritage Centre, Co Laois with lots of family fun and entertainment! Throughout the day we will be offering a creative Viking Bead Making workshops. Children will learn about ancient craft of glass bead making and will create and design their own necklaces or bracelets to take home using an easy to use polymer clay!

Timahoe Heritage Festival – Famine Heritage Talk With The Irish History Podcast’s Fin Dwyer

Fin Dwyer, from the acclaimed Irish History Podcast, will give a talk on The Great Famine, with particular emphasis on the fact that 2022 is the 175th anniversary of 1847 - the worst year of the Great Hunger, also known as Black ’47.

Fin is an historian, author and podcaster, who studied archaeology and Greek and Roman Civilisation in University College Dublin and completed a masters in archaeology in 2004.

The Valves

Kavanaghs Bar and Venue present The Valves Live.

€9.50