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…


Emo Court & Parklands Heritage Week 2022

Join Lady Margaret on a visit to the walled garden during Heritage Week. We have free guided tours with guides in costumes from 13th - 21st August.

Stradbally Woodland Railway

Come ride our stream train Sunday the 14th August. Trains will be operating from 11am-4pm on the day, with diesel trains for the first hour and our steam loco Róisín hauling them for the rest of the day.


Pakistan Independence Day

All are welcome to join in this FREE Diamond Jubilee Celebration event. The occasion of the 75th annual Pakistan Independence Day will be celebrated through music, a cultural quiz, an entertaining show and sharing traditional food together.  


Living Wall Workshop @ Solas Eco Garden Centre

Join us for a free workshop all about how to create and maintain a living wall. This workshop is hosted by SOLAS and in conjunction with Niall from Greenscene Interior Plant Displays & Landscaping.