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.

Christmas Music Line Up At The Railway Bar

Our Christmas Music Line Up is complete, we think we have everyone's taste in music covered. We cant wait to see you all over the festive period.

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Christmas Music Line-up At Turleys Pub

Our Christmas Music Line Up is now decided and we think its a great line up of musical talent. We look forward to seeing you all here some time over the festive period for some […]

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Christmas Music Line Up At Moloneys Gaelic Bar

This is the Christmas Music Line Up and we think you will agree its packed full with great entertainment. We will see you all here some night to enjoy the festive period.

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Christmas Entertainment at Bobs Bar

This is a selection of music we will have in December. We think we have everyone's taste in music covered, so we hope to see you all here over the Christmas period for some great […]

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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 […]

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
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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 […]

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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

RATHDOWNEY CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

We have everything covered in this Rathdowney Christmas Experience, from a live crib to a festive funfair. This is definitely an event not to be missed, see you all there.

80’S & 90’S NIGHT IN AID OF SOSAD CHARITY.

Come and join us and show support for this worthy cause. The prize on offer would make an ideal Christmas Present so get in early on the night for a chance to win. See you […]

€10
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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

Insomnia Nights Live At Moloneys Gaelic Bar

To start off the festive period in style we have a new band playing here Friday night. We look forward to seeing you all here and giving Insomnia Nights a very warm welcome.

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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, […]

€5
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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

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Elf – Family Film

Come and enjoy this hilarious, fantastically fun and festive family favourite on the big screen!

€5

Kids Christmas Crafts Workshop (Eco Christmas Crafts)

The kids will have the chance to learn cool Christmas craft ideas to make from recycled materials, also all of the fabulous Christmas decorations will be made from waste materials. These workshops would be suitable […]

€15

Port Art Collage Pop-Up Christmas event.

Port Art Collective is organizing an event for the people of Portarlington to showcase their talent This Saturday in our Pop Up/ Busking Event. It can be any talent, singing, dancing, playing an instrument, spoken […]

Crettyard GAA Christmas Food and Craft Fair

Join us on Saturday as we host our First Christmas fair bringing club and community together to toast the season ahead and look forward to a new year.

Mountmellick Macra- Light Up Tractor Run

We are delighted to announce that this years light up truck and tractor run will take place on 17th December. Light up your tractors and trucks or come down to the MDA to see the […]

€20 – €30

Santa In Errill And Rathdowney

Santa is coming to Errill Village on Saturday evening. Errill Tractor Run are proud to be able to transport Santa through the village and onto Rathdowney with our specially lit up Christmas Tractors, Plenty of […]

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Celtic Wish Live At Bergin’s The Camross Inn

This Saturday night we have the amazing duo Celtic Wish back again. This will be another night packed full of entertainment, we look forward to seeing you all here.

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The Whistlin’ Donkeys

As part of the Christmas with The Whistlin Donkeys Collection we are delighted to be back in Lennon’s. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment, its sure to be a night to remember

€20

Transmitter Annual Christmas Cracker!

Transmitter return for the Annual Christmas Cracker in Kavanagh's, make sure and join us for a memorable night that will last long in the memory.

€16.50

Live Music DJ Peter McEvoy At The Anvil Inn

Party season is on its way and who better to get it started than with DJ Peter McEvoy on the decks. We will see you all here for what will be an unforgettable nights entertainment.

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Social night & Christmas Draw

Spink GAA are having their annual Christmas Social Night this Saturday night and everyone is welcome. Music on the night is provided by Willie Bracken. Come and join us for what is always a great […]

€2 – €5

Christmas Jumper Party At The Horseshoe Inn

This Saturday night we will be having our annual Christmas Jumper Party. We look forward to seeing you all dressed in your best or worst Christmas Jumper so make sure you come and join all […]

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Christmas Party Night At Castletown Inn

Its almost time for our Christmas Party Night and we cant wait to see you all here. Entertainment will be provided on the night by the talented G&T. It promises to be a great night […]

€5

Back N Fourth Live At Coppers

This Saturday night sees Back N Fourth playing in Coppers. These duo are best known as a commercial dance music production duo. A great night is in store so we will see you all here.

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Still At The Music Live At Lilly’s

Still At The Music are a Fully Live 5-Piece Cover Band based in Dublin, they are live here Saturday night. This will be an occasion that you wont want to miss out on so we […]

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Copper Live At Sally’s Portlaoise

This Saturday night we have Copper making his debut here. we look forward to seeing you all here to give him a very warm welcome. It will be a night not to be missed.

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