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

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 […]


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.


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 […]


Auto Jumble Sale

So far on sale will be cast iron seats and old garage oil equipment. Tractor top link spares along with other items. Corn grinder, Old car parts for various cars and old memorabilia from years […]


Wildflowers in Watercolour Painting Class At Solas

Painting class for adults & kids suitable for kids aged 12 and over. It will be a great opportunity to learn how to paint Wildflowers in Watercolour. Join artist Jacinta Hughes as she guides you […]


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.


Wildflower Masterclass At Solas

Expert advice from a legend of the gardening world; Sandro Cafolla. Sandro will talk you through the full process of how to grow a wildflower meadow. He has a vast knowledge of all native wildflower […]


Fairy Trail Walk

Come and join us this Sunday and follow the fairy trail along Ballyroan Abbey Walking Track. Take notice of the world around you, find the fairy doors created by our local children all while getting […]


Aidan Doyle At The Anvil Inn

Aidan Doyle is back here this Sunday evening. Always a crowd pleaser, come and enjoy what will be a night packed full of fun and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you all here on […]


The Dooley Brothers At Corcorans Bar

Live this Sunday night sees the return of the the fabulous Dooley Brothers.  Always a great night not to be missed. This hugely popular band really know how to put on a show and please […]


Switch Live At Debruns Bar

This Sunday 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 […]


The Jury At Kavanaghs

The Jury are back live and loud in Kavanaghs this Sunday night. Its always a cracking night so make sure you come and join us as they preform another night of classics. Come and join […]


The Blue At The Clock Inn

This Sunday night sees the return by popular demand of The Blue. Make sure you have your best dancing shoes on this night as the music will keep you on the dancefloor all night. See […]


Adrian Hiney At Moloneys Gaelic Bar

This Sunday night sees the return of Adrian Hiney back by popular demand. This will be the perfect way to round off the weekend so we look forward to seeing you all here on the […]