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 […]


Spontaneous People Spontaneous Paintings Exhibition

The Laois Arthouse, Stradbally, Co Laois, are delighted to present Spontaneous People / Spontaneous Paintings. This two-person exhibition brings together works by artists Diana Chambers and Seamus Morton. The exhibition will be opened by Pádraig […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


TriLaois 2023

This event is well known as a beginner’s triathlon and a great start to the triathlon season. Suitable for first timers as well as seasoned triathletes, athletes can choose a Try-a-Tri option of 400m swim […]

Lego Free Play At Mountmellick Library

Come along to Mountmellick Library this Saturday morning and enjoy everything that the joys of Lego has to offer. This will be a fun event where children can learn and parents will enjoy it as […]

Event Series Farmers Market

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


Manifesting with the Angels

Spend a relaxing nurturing day manifesting your dreams with the Angels. Beautiful Meditations, Energy Clearing, Create goal, Manifest your dreams, remove blocks to your Abundance.

Furniture Upcycling Workshop

Back by popular demand are our furniture upcycling workshops with Sarah. Bring your small piece of furniture and create a unique piece using our paints and many other amazing products. This workshop would be suitable […]


Parent And Child Spring Egg Craft

Looking for ideas to keep the children entertained over Easter. Then you should call into Abbeyleix Library this Saturday and enjoy the Spring Egg Craft event that is happening. Parents and children alike will get […]


Easter Egg Hunt At Abbeyleix Heritage House

We would like to invite everybody young and to come join our Easter Egg Hunt next month. The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 12pm and there will also be Arts & Crafts and Cartoon […]


EMMA DORAN – ‘MAD, Isn’t it

In her biggest solo show to date, comedian Emma Doran reflects on what just happened. One minute she was an 18-year-old stumbling off the Waltzers in Courtown and now she’s hurtling through her late 30s […]


New Rule Live At The Anvil Inn

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


Open Mic Night At The Barrow Lodge

Our next open mic events is on this Saturday. All singers and musicians welcome. Whether just starting or advanced we welcome all and everyone. Hopefully see you all here on the night.


Electric Dreams At Kavanaghs Bar

As the go-to, feelgood, party group on the wedding, corporate and private party circuit, Electric Dreams celebrate the smash hits of the glorious 80s with a thumping set of timeless, singalong pop classics from chart-toppers […]


Dynamic Duo At Hogan’s Bar

Dynamic duo playing in Hogan's Bar this Saturday night, these lads really know how to get the crowd going. We cant wait to see you all here on the night enjoying the fantastic entertainment.


Three For The Road At O Murchus Bar

3 for the road are a 4 piece trad/rebel and contemporary band from the south east of Ireland. This promises to be a night that you will not want to miss out on. We look […]


Hammer And Tongs At Jeremiah Grants

This Saturday night sees the return of Hammer And Tongs by popular demand. They are a band that combines an exciting mix of traditional Irish music fused with pop and rock. Make sure you get […]


After Dark At Lilly’s Bar

This Saturday night promises to be a special night. We have the talented After Dark band playing here live. If that isn't enough entertainment for one night we also have your favourite dance-floor bangers until […]