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…

The Old Fort Festival

Aslan headlines Saturday night of The Old Fort Quarter Festival 2022, as part of their 40th Anniversary nationwide tour that culminates with a headline performance in the 3 Arena in September. We are delighted to work with MCD to secure this huge gig. Aslan came together as a band in 1982, which means they are forty years together in 2022 - an amazing achievement for any band. Over the forty years they have had numerous chart successes, toured the world, broken up, made up and given us some classic songs such as This Is and Crazy World. Today, Aslan continue to entertain the masses in many of Ireland’s and the UKs premier venues.

€30

Abbeyleix House Funday – Trail Run

The route of either 10km or 5km will take you cross-country through some of Ireland’s last surviving ancient woodlands at Abbey Leix House and Farm Estate. It’s rough terrain, so be prepared. Start Times: 10k Route - 12pm, 5k Route - 12.15pm.

€20

Abbeyleix House Funday

Celebrate with family, friends and neighbours at the Stable Yard. For your entertainment we’ll have acrobats, games, and an aeroplane display; plus local crafts and cuisine, food trucks, face painters, and more.

€10