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…

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Portlaoise Christmas Market

We are delighted to announce that our popular Portlaoise Christmas Market is going to be a weekend event this year. The Christmas lights will be turned on in the Top Square on Friday. Saturday and […]


Happy Human Christmas Special

The Happy Human Christmas Special is more than just a visit to see Santa, it is a Christmas memory your child will cherish forever. Happy Human are sure to get you into the spirit for […]


Helter Skelter Live At Flemings Bar

Helter Skelter are back this Saturday night, a great nights entertainment is guaranteed as the last time Helter Skelter played here they blew the roof off. A night not to be missed this time.


Donna Marie And Michael J

A great nights entertainment guaranteed here this Saturday, so come along and make sure you don't miss out on this great night ahead.


Cruiscin will be making a very first appearance here on Saturday night. It will be a great night, so come along and welcome the newest band to play here.


David Prendergast At The Castletown Inn

David Prendergast will be live here Saturday night so we hope to see you all here for what will undoubtedly be a great night for all involved.


The Jury

The Jury are back live and loud in Kavanaghs this Saturday night. Always a cracking night so make sure you come and join us.


Abbeyleix Heritage House Escape Room

This family-friendly puzzle solving experience is designed for children of all ages, and will test the knowledge, critical thinking and puzzle solving skills of the participants. The entrants will need to walk around the museum, […]


Clonad GAA Club Sponsored Family Community WALK

Santa's Helpers is a volunteer group that assists Santa each year in providing gifts to children in Laois where assistance is needed, we hope to see you all there Sunday for something that's a very […]

Meet Santa This Christmas with SOLAS

Visit Santa's grotto and meet Santa himself, it will also include the chance to post a letter to Santa, and a family photobooth to help create new memories.


Castletown ICA Christmas Fair

We will have lots of handmade gifts and homemade bakes on offer on the day. This will be a fun day out for all the family to enjoy, see you all there.

The National Elf Academy

Are you ready to spread Christmas cheer? It might be time to attend the National Elf Academy. This Christmas, Dunamaise Arts Centre will become home of the official National Elf Academy where your family will get […]


Day Time Christmas Markets

There is something magical about a Christmas Market at Solas. These markets bring together the very best of what local Craft people and Artists can offer. Also experience our great food, hot drinks and visit […]

Christmas Wreath Making Class (w/ Mulled Wine)

Get in the Christmas spirit and spruce up your home with your very own handmade wreath. Learn how to make a natural Christmas wreath to take home & enjoy. Note All materials are provided, this […]



Strength In Numbers are back in Kavanagh's Courtyard for their Annual Christmas Belter. Come and join all the fun on the night as you wont want to miss out on this great night.


Dooley Brothers At The Brewery

The Dooley Bros are back here and we cant think of a better way to finish off the weekend. We look forward to seeing you all here for what will be a fun filled night […]


Dan Sullivan At Coppers

Dan Sullivan is playing in Coppers this Sunday night, we cant think of a better way to finish off the weekend so we will see you all there.