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 […]


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

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 […]


Adult Dance Classes At Portarlington Community Centre

Dance Classes are returning here next week. These classes offer the chance to learn how to preform dances such as Waltz, Tango, Jive and a lot more. This will be a fun event to learn […]


Laois Street Leagues 2023

This will be a fun way to keep active and healthy. These leagues are for male and female between the ages of sixteen and forty. The leagues will be played on a Wednesday across four […]


Self Defence Programme for Women 2023

Self-defence training is a life skill that helps women to be more aware of their surroundings and be prepared for the unexpected at any time. Through the self defence training, women are taught to become […]


Gym and Swim for Teenage Girls

This six week programme is suitable for 15-18 year olds. It will help to build lean muscle and maintain a healthy body fat as a teen. Adding land workouts to your exercise routine will also […]


Monumental Ireland A New Focus Exhibition

This is a stunning new collection of photographs of Ireland’s finest archaeological monuments. The exhibition is curated by the National Monuments Service in partnership with the Office of Public Works. The exhibition provides in one […]

Making Comics Workshop At Bloom HQ

This Making Comics Workshop would be suitable for Transition students and upwards. This six week course will guide you through how to turn different ideas into comics. You will also have the opportunity to write […]


It Runs in the Family by Ray Cooney

Come out for a great Dramatic event in Mountmellick Community Arts Centre. Buy tickets early, this would be an ideal Christmas present for drama lovers.


DJ Sprocket At Peigs Bar

This Saturday night sees the return of DJ Sprocket to Peigs Bar. This will be a night of music hits from the likes of U2,Thin Lizzy, Howard Jones, Luke Kelly, Abba, Elton John and many […]

Event Series Laois Farmers Market

Laois Farmers Market

When you buy from a local business, you're supporting the dreams and livelihoods of your neighbours. So next time you're in the market for something, consider going to buy at the farmer's market for the […]

Event Series Ballyroan Playgroup

Ballyroan Playgroup

We've toys for all ages from soft play to cars, arts and crafts to dress up there's something for everyone. All kids under 4yrs welcome with their adult. We'll have morning tea ready for adults […]


Sensory Morning In Mountmellick Library

Parents can join us for a delicious cup of coffee and great conversation while your little one gets hands-on with exploring the benefits of sensory play. This event is only for 0-three years of age.


Book Club At Portlaoise Library

Portlaoise Library's Chapter One Book Club will be meeting next Friday morning. If you love books, you should come by and join our club, refreshments will be provided on the day. We look forward to […]


Community Concert

Music Generation Laois are delighted to announce details of our Community Concert that takes place this month. This concert will be a mix of different music styles and your support on the night would be […]


Sound Meditation Class At Solas

Sound meditation can be an effective way to reduce stress and promote relaxation. It can also improve sleep quality and increase feelings of well-being. You will need to bring with you something to lie on, […]


Back to Basics: NDP as the root of everything

A fun and interactive two days is guaranteed where you will have the opportunity to rediscover your playful self through the medium of Neuro Dramatic Play. Learn take-away skills and reignite the playfulness within, through […]


Schools Out Disco

RC for First and Second Years. The last disco sold out a few days before the event so please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.



Shane Booth, John Davidson & Ross O’Meara make a welcome return to the Dunamaise stage with their expansive instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies. Featuring songs from their albums and ep's, spanning the last ten years, […]

€18 – €20

Shanahoe National School Fashion Show Fundraiser

Shanahoe National School Spring/Summer Fashion Show Fundraiser. It promises to be a really great night with a complimentary cheese and wine reception on arrival and a raffle in which the main prize is makeover worth […]


Portarlington Rugby Club Fundraiser At The Anvil Inn

Come down to the Anvil this Friday night and support our local Rugby Club Portarlington RFC and have a lot of fun helping the club raise much needed funds to continue the growth of the […]


Monthly Traditional Irish Music Session At Headens Bar

Don’t forget our monthly Traditional Irish music session is on this Friday night, we look forward to seeing you all here and hopefully seeing some new faces as well. Everyone is welcome to attend on […]


George Murphy & The Rising Sons At Kavanaghs

George Murphy is an Irish singer songwriter who hails from the Dublin suburb of Beaumount. He exploded onto the Irish music scene after his memorable appearances on the RTE Television show “You’re a Star”. Just out […]


The Dooley Brothers At Turleys Pub

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


The Luna Boys At The Square Bar

The Luna Boys are  back in The Square Bar this Friday night. This trio have taken the country, folk and bluegrass genre and moulded them into their own brand of boom grass and their high-energy live […]