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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Sound Meditation Classes 2023

What happens at a Sound Meditation class? Lay on a comfortable mat with pillow and blanket. The goal of a Sound meditation class isn't to listen and pay attention but rather to let the sound […]


Mountmellick Drama Festival

We’re back and have a stellar line up of plays and groups from all over Ireland to bring you a thrilling week of theatre and drama. Concession tickets are available for Over 65 Students and […]

€45 – €70

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginners Course

This course gives you the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. This is the best value for money self-defence course around. This  course provides you with weeks of training in a fully insured top facility under experienced […]


Adult Water Safety Classes

Water Safety Laois are delivering senior Water Safety classes for 16 years + which incudes the option of National pool Lifeguard. Classes delivered by highly experienced volunteers. Spaces are limited so book early.

€60 – €75

LGBT+ Couch to 5k

Want to go into 2023 getting fit and meeting new people in your area? Well this is the one for you. Our first ever LGBT+ Couch to 5k is starting and runs every Monday and […]


Adult Introductory Tai Chi Course

Looking for a new hobby to take up for the New Year? Then this course could be just what you need, no experience of Tai Chi is needed, so come along and see if this […]


Zumbini Class At Solas

Zumbini Class for kids 0-5 is an early childhood education program that uses original music and movement to promote cognitive, social, fine/gross motor skill, and emotional development. We will Dance, Sing and Play on Instruments.

Vision Impaired Blind Football in Portlaoise

We are delighted to announce that VI /Blind Football will return for 4 sessions, starting this Sunday. Taking part in visually impaired football is a great way to be active and meet other people with […]


Learn the basics of filmmaking

Want to learn about filmmaking? This is a six week, of one hour each Saturday, crash course to get you started. Ideally aimed at those from Transition Year upwards. Places limited so make sure you […]


Brazilian Carnival Party At Jeremiah Grants

Coming up in Jeremiah Grants we have something a little different for you all to enjoy. This night will be full of the best music and food from Brazil. Who knows what other surprises may […]


New Rule Live At The Anvil Inn

This Saturday night we have New Rule playing live. They are a highly professional, diverse and experienced 2 piece covering everything from Christy to Creedence. Make sure you come along and enjoy the music we […]


Switch Live At Flemings Bar

This Saturday night back by popular demand we have Switch playing live. They know how to put on a good show and keep the crowd going. We look forward to seeing you all here on […]


Philip English At Moloneys Gaelic Bar

This Saturday night we have the fabulous Philip English to entertain everyone here at Moloneys Gaelic Bar. An amazing night of music, craic and dancing is guaranteed. This will be a night not to be […]


Hammer And Tongs At Jeremiah Grants

This Saturday night Hammer & Tongs make their debut in the main bar.. This will be a cracking gig, we cant wait to see you all here enjoying the latest new band that we have […]


The Dooley Brothers At Turleys Pub

The Dooley’s Brothers are back this Saturday night, this hugely popular band really know how to put on a show and please the crowd. We look forward to seeing you all here for what will […]


DJ Noel B At The Brewery

This Saturday night we have DJ Noel B back by popular demand. Come and join us as he plays all the current music and any music that people would request from years gone by. See […]


R32ORDS Launch Party At Coppers Music Venue

Portlaoise's biggest Rap/Afrobeats night to date. Headlining on the night we will have Spin South Wests very own DJ AHMEND with MCSIKA. Come along for what will be a great nights entertainment.


Portarlington Lions Club First Tractor Run

Join your friends at the Railway station car park and light up the tractors. Pay on the day, refreshments and auction after. Will be a great day raising needed funds to be used in our […]


Darts Night At The Brewery

We have another darts night here at the Brewery, after the success of the last one we hope to see you all here again on the day for what will be a fun filled day. […]


Football Fundraiser Match

In aid of the funeral and family of former Portlaoise AFC player Ellias Mazapi who passed away recently, a fundraising football game is being arranged in Rossleighan Park. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments […]

Chris Loughery At Hogan’s Bar

This Sunday night we have the talented Chris Loughery to keep you entertained. This will be a great way to round off the weekend in style. We will see you all here on the night […]


Trad Session At Hogan’s Bar

This Sunday night we are having a trad session and we would like to invite any singers or musicians from near or far to come and enjoy this night with us. We are eagerly awaiting […]


Cliona Hagan – The Dolly Songbook

The Dolly Songbook embarks on a nationwide tour in March 2023. Don’t miss Cliona’s welcome return to the Dunamaise stage!  


Frank Nelson Band At The Clock Inn

Come and join us this Sunday night as we have the talented Frank Nelson playing live. It promises to be a fun packed night so we look forward to seeing you all here.