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.


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.


Twin Trees Festival

The Twin Trees Heywood Festival’s Three Day En Plein Air, Tutored Painting, will take place, in Ballinakill, Co. Laois, on August 18th, 19th and 20th.

Lucy Franks & Helen Roe

Pioneers of Sustainable Heritage projects in Ireland, author Regina Dunne will talk about the remarkable lives of two pioneering Laois women, Lucy Franks and Helen Roe.

Bridges of the Nore

Learn about the bridge of the River Nore with The Nore Vision and Fred Hammond for Heritage Week.

Mundy at Ballintubbert Gardens & House

Join us for an intimate evening of music in the beautiful setting of the grand Pavilion. We are privileged to welcome Mundy with his beautiful song writing and musical talents. Mundy will be supported by the songstress Bayviin.


John Spillane @ Bob’s Bar Durrow

John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted in people, place and story, his music transports the listener and his live performances captivate audiences around the world.

As an artist his music appeals to listeners across many genres and generations. His vocal style has a unique almost sean-nós like quality and his performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent humour. John has the ability to charm, mesmerise and entertain in equal measure.