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…

Music Generation presents: Youth Music Gathering

Bands and singer-songwriters age 10-18 from Music Generation programmes in Laois, South Dublin, Offaly-Westmeath, Waterford, Sligo and Roscommon will take to the stage to perform at this inaugural event for young musicians.

€5

The Old Fort Festival

A unique tribute to the golden era of early 90s dance, pop and R‘n’B. This Dublin six-piece is comprised of experienced musicians performing the best of classic 90s tracks. Smash Hits! have appeared on bills across Ireland with acts like 50 Cent, MGMT, 5ive, S-Club, Faithless, Wheatus, Orbital, The Saturdays, The Coronas and 2Unlimited. The Smash Hits! live show has been getting the party started in venues, nightclubs, corporate events and festivals for the last five years.

€25

21st Century ABBA @ Emo Court & Parklands

Come along with family and friends, picnic in one of Ireland's beautiful gardens and surroundings and enjoy a wonderful performance of ABBA’s greatest hits! What could be more fun in the summer sun!

€32.40