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…

All Day

O Murchus Christmas Music Line up

This is what the Christmas Music looks like here at The Castle Arms Hotel. We hope we have covered everyone's taste in music and look forward to seeing you all over the Christmas period.

Christmas Family Time At Mountmellick Library

At Mountmellick Library we have a lot of family events from Crafting to Storytime's and even some Cookie Decorating. This would be an ideal way of spending quality time with all members of the family, […]

Christmas Line Up At Coppers Music Venue

Here at Coppers we have a busy December, its a good idea to start planning your Christmas nights out now. We look forward to seeing you all here over the festive period for many great […]

Christmas Wonderland 2022

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th December Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th December Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd December Santa is here and he brought Mrs Claus and the Elves with him! He is staying in our log cabins while he […]

Christmas Party Nights At The Bog Road

Our Christmas party nights are starting this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you all here having a great time and getting in the Christmas festive spirit.

Ongoing

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 […]

€27.55

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 […]

€30

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 […]

Night Time Christmas Markets

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

Festive High Tea Open Day

Here at Inch House Ireland we are delighted to offer of guests our delicious Afternoon Tea Treats. Take your place in the Sir. Hurt Barn and enjoy a selection of exquisitely cut sandwiches, freshly baked […]

€35.55
Recurring

Friday Nights Live

Here at McEvoy's we have live music every Friday night because its that time of year. Also its the perfect way to start all the weekends, we look forward to seeing you all here and […]

FREE

Santa At Manor Stone

We are so excited Santa is coming to manor stone. Santa is coming for one weekend only so make sure you don't miss out when he's here.

FREE

Girls Christmas Night Out

Why not get your girlfriends together and have a Fab night out to kick start the Christmas celebrations

Whole Lotta Voltage & Motorheaders & Motion Sickness

Whole Lotta Voltage are now Irelands longest running and most widely recognised AC/DC tribute. Wowing crowds in venues all over Ireland and abroad with a wild stage show, full costume, stunning musicianship and vocals and […]

€16.50
Recurring

Friday Nights Live

Here at McEvoy's we have live music every Friday night because its that time of year. Also its the perfect way to start all the weekends, we look forward to seeing you all here and […]

FREE

Toxic Twins At Jeremiah Grants

The Toxic Twins are playing here Friday night, if you haven't already heard them play live, you are missing out. They play anything from  American country, reggae , soul, blues, rock, pop, indie. A night […]

FREE

Whitewater Live At Lilly’s Bar

The Whitewater Band was established in 2002 and quickly became one of Ireland’s top bands playing major events, festivals, and venues throughout Ireland and the UK.  A force to be reckoned with in the music […]

FREE

Jiggers Of Eireann At Kelly’s Bar

Come and join us this Friday as we have the fantastic Jiggers Of Eireann playing live. This will be a fun filled night of entertainment and we look forward to seeing you all here enjoying […]

FREE

An Introduction To Chess

Have you ever wondered how do you play chess? If so come along to Stradbally Library for an introduction on how to play chess, this will be suitable for both parents and children. We look […]

Recurring

Farmers Market

Our weekly Farmers’ Market includes a range of over 20 stalls selling Fresh Vegetables and Fruit, Bread and confectionary, Fish and Meat, Artisan Foods & Ethnic treats from local suppliers

FREE

Christmas Family Time At The Library

Create a fun Christmas showstopper together using foraged and upcycled materials, this will be a fun way for all the family to spend an afternoon making something special.

FREE

Kids Christmas Crafts Workshop (Eco Christmas Crafts)

We will be running a Kids Christmas Crafts Workshop on the 10th of December and the 17th of December. The kids will have the chance to learn cool Christmas craft ideas to make from recycled […]

€15

The Baby Dragon At Portlaoise Library

Come and join us this Saturday for a cosy tale of cold winters and shiny dragons. After the story you will have the chance to make a dragon which you can take home with you. […]

Festive foliage wreathing making class

A Fabulously festive wreath making class with the well-known nature and soulful florist Julie-Anne Kelly in The Sir Hurt Barn. Begin your crafty festive wreath making class with a glass of the famous Inch House mulled […]

€38.22

Bottomless Brunch At The Vibe Bar

After the huge success of our first Bottomless Boozy Brunch we can’t wait to do it all again this Saturday. You will get 2 hours of bottomless drinks and pizza while listening to all your […]

€35

Light up Your Bike Santa Cycle

We are happy to announce that the Portlaoise Santa Cycle is back for our 4th year. The cycle is a slow paced peddle throughout Portlaoise. This year we will be raising much needed funds for […]

€6.19 – €22.20

Ballinakill Christmas Lights Festival

We are delighted to announce that this year our Christmas Lights Festival is back on. Come and see the different stalls and enjoy a festive atmosphere.

Shanahoe Community Hall A Gala Concert

We'll soon have tickets for sale for our Gala Concert. The entertainment will be provided by all local acts, so make sure you come and join us and show them lots of support.

€5 – €15

The Christmas Show – ABBA FOREVER

It’s always party time when ABBA comes to town but when it’s the Christmas Show, then that’s a real excuse to let your hair down! This happy sing-a-long event is pure escapism. It celebrates ABBA’S MUSIC with a loud and proud production and terrific audio visuals of ABBA Seminal moments on the GIANT screen! It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations! Bring your special Christmas Party along and you will have a ball!!

€25

The 90’s DISCO before New Year

Best music hits of those years and some new popular hits with DJ Alex Black. Special prize of the night -for best dress up in 90's style, come along and relive all those great songs […]

€15

Christmas Entertainment

Come and join us as we provide a great nights entertainment playing all your favourites from the 80's, 90's, 00's, classics and of course, FESTIVE TUNES

€2 – €5

Christmas Jumper Night At Flemings Bar

The Christmas Jumper night returns to Flemings Bar, music will be provided on the night by DJ Ollie. We look forward to seeing you all here wearing the finest Christmas Jumpers imaginable.

FREE

The Address Live At Lilly’s Bar

The countdown is on for the festive period to be in full swing. This Saturday night we have the fantastic The Address playing live. Join us tonight for drinks and then dance late into the […]

FREE

No Limits Live At Jeremiah Grants

No Limits are playing here this Saturday night, we look forward to seeing you all here for what will be an enjoyable night and we will have more nights like this planned over the Christmas […]

FREE

Revelation Live At Turleys Pub

Revelation make a Turley’s debut this Saturday night. Big things is expected from these guys next year,so come along and enjoy what will be a fantastic night.

FREE

The Valves

Christmas High Jinks with Terry, Aido and Dick a plenty! Bring the Mistletoe

FREE