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…

Strength in Numbers

Kavanaghs Bar and Venue Present  - Strength in Numbers.


The Ossory Agricultural & Truck Show Rathdowney

One of the main attractions is the popular Hunt Chase, with teams competing from all parts of the country. There are trade exhibitors of all descriptions from crafts to horse tack. The show day is an enjoyable day out for all the family with many attractions, and entertainments to capture the heart of everyone’s interest. The showgrounds are located in Coolfin, Kilbreedy, Rathdowney, County Laois, in the heart of Ireland.

Polytunnel Course @ Dunmore Country School

Learn how to manage your polytunnel in an intensive and sustainable way. You will get many tips on water saving, tomato production, disease prevention and many more. We grow 27 varieties of tomatoes, 10 varieties of peppers, cucumber, basil, sweet potatoes, aubergine, cucamelon, sunberries, etc.


Forest Fest 2022

New Summertime Boutique Festival to enjoy, Forest Fest at Emo Village for a weekend of music and arts.