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

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

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

Canicross Ireland, Race 2 – Dunmore Woods

Canicross is cross country running with dogs.  As well as canicross we also have the options for bikejore and scooter classes and even a two dog canicross class.

Free – €22.20

‘The Pause’ -Half-Day Retreat for Women

The Pause is your invitation to slow down ​and invest some time in yourself with a few hours out of your busy day. Our lives our bypassing us at ​such a pace that we cannot […]

€45

Kundalini Yoga & Sound Bath

This class is completely beginner friendly, focusing on slow deliberate movements. To provide a deeper state of relaxation for the nervous system you will be guided through kundalini yoga at the end of class, before […]

€17.93

Soul Circle At Portarlington Community Centre

Soul Circle is one hour of self care to come together and experience the magic of being with like minded women. This will be a morning involving Meditation, Reiki Healing, Card Pulling, Journaling and Sharing.

€20

Shanahoe Community Hall Christmas Market

We will now host our Christmas craft fair on Sunday.  Drop into our pop up café to get a hot drink and sweet treat, then have a browse through our craft stalls, we have a […]

Farm Produce Auction

Everything from Hay, Silage, Straw and Timber will be available for auction plus a few surprises. We look forward to seeing you all there on the day.

Christmas Family Fun Day

Christmas Family Fun Day is taking place at The Portlaoise Plaza this Sunday. This will be a great family fun day out with activities such as Face Painting, Balloon Modelling. Also there will be a […]

FREE

The Heath National School Tractor Run Fundraiser

Looking for a reason to get your tractor gleaming and Christmas ready. We have the occasion for you we are very excited and happy to announce the 1st Heath National School Tractor Run will take […]

€20

Music Generation Laois Rock + Pop Showcase

Music Generation Laois Present their Annual Christmas Rock + Pop Showcase. Come along and hear music from the brightest local talent in Laois.

FREE

Winter Wellness At Preston House

This winter meditation is meant to help you while you are in your storm, to recognize the good alongside the bad, and find your inner resilience, we hope to see you all there.

€35

Laois Comhaltas Youth Music Session

As part of Laois Comhaltas monthly music session aimed at young people our friends in Craobh Sean Ryan CCE are hosting December's one. So, to have an enjoyable afternoon, meet other young musicians, and play […]

FREE

A Free Christmas Concert

Come and join us on what will be a fun filled evening of entertainment for all the family.

FREE

Beats Workin At The Horseshoe Inn

We're delighted to have Beats Workin back with us this Sunday evening. A fantastic evening of music will be provided by two local musicians so we will see you all here Sunday evening.

FREE

Sunday Session Aidan Doyle At The Anvil Inn

Aidan Doyle is back here this Sunday evening. Always a crowd pleaser, Aidan kicks of a the festive season with his set full of classics. See you there for what will be a great night.

FREE

A Christmas Cabaret with Mike Denver

Known as “The Galway Boy”, Mike Denver is one of Ireland’s top Entertainers. Enjoy a Mulled Wine Reception, Delicious Four Course Meal, Live Entertainment from Mike Denver & Resident DJ

€55

Tony Cunningham Live At The Brewery

What a great night we have in store Sunday. Tony Cunningham from Blessed plays here and if you haven't seen him play live before you wont want to miss out on this unique night. See […]

FREE