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…

Stradbally Woodland Railway

All aboard! It's full steam ahead for our next public running day, Sunday, June 19th.
Rusty the diesel is on for the first hour of trains from 11am before Róisín the steam loco takes over from 12pm-4pm. Tickets are valid for unlimited journeys between 11am and 4pm and are sold on the day at the station before boarding.


Ballintubbert Garden Open Day

Come join us for our exclusive garden open days. Explore the organic gardens at your own pace, linger under ancient apple trees, immerse yourself in birdsong, wander through woodlands, smell 300 roses and sit in the quietness of the orchard.


Clonohill Gardens Open Weekend

Clonohill Gardens Open Weekend, in support of Laois Hospice, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June are the days to visit this remarkable garden.


Music Generation presents: Laois + Franklin, Tennessee

A Musical Celebration of a town twinning 2022.
Featuring , Steve Cooney Laois School of Music, along with Musicians from Franklin High School, Tennessee and Michael Rooney from Music Generation Laois.