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.

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.

Power of Words Festival

Abbeyleix's writing festival, The Power of Words, is a truly engaging weekend for people of all ages and palates.

Eco Warrior Kids Workshop

Become an 'Eco Warrior' at SOLAS Eco Garden Centre.
Learn the practical steps you can take in your back garden to make a change for the better.


Fitzmaurice Flag Presentation

Presentation to Laois County Council by Mr B. Ross MacMahon of a US Flag which was presented to Col James Fitzmaurice during the tour of the United States undertaken by the three aviators following their successful crossing of the Atlantic from Europe to America, in April 1928.

Belters Only

Lennon's Bar & Venue present -Belters Only.



Kavanagh's Bar and Venue present "Sásta".