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 […]

Dancing Eggs At Mountrath Library

Over the coming weeks we have hidden some dancing eggs all around our library. All we need now is for some young people to come and help us find them before they take over the […]


Faye Cummins Art Exhibition

The Gallery in Mountmellick Library is delighted to host for the month of April the Kildare based artist Faye Cummins. Her striking pieces are based around Irish folklore and mythology. Everyone is welcome to come […]


Easter Weekend Music At The Square Bar

Starting this Thursday night we will have live music up to and including Sunday night. The music we have will be different every night so we will have something that will suit every body. We […]


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 […]


Corrective Gymnastics Easter Camp

The aim of this programme is to encourage children to keep active during the Easter holidays but also to give them something to look forward to. The camp is made up of loads of fun […]


Ballyroan Abbey GAA Easter Camp

This Easter Camp would be for children between the ages of four and thirteen. It will help them with the skills aspects involved with Gaa. Also each day there will be different challenges and games […]

€50 – €135

Children’s Easter Camp

Children’s activity and sports camp at BloomHQ. This camp will include the following Arts and Crafts, decorating Buns and Eggs, Fun and Games. The camp is suitable for children aged 7 and 12.


Easter Camp at SOLAS

Four day Easter kids camp filled with fun & learning, from yoga, art activities & planting we have a fun filled week planned. Through hands on craft activities children will learn lots of new skills, […]


No Limits Live At Jeremiah Grants

This Sunday night we have the talented No Limits here live. Come along and join us on what will be a great nights entertainment, it will be the perfect end to an Easter weekend.


Kids Easter Baking Class At Ballinakill Cookery School

Get your child baking during the Easter break. Hands-on class covering fun baking recipes. All ingredients and equipment is provided. This will be a fun way to keep the kids entertained over the Easter break, […]


Clover Walk – Thomas and David Fennelly

The Teagasc Grass10 team, along with Grassland Researchers from Teagasc Moorepark, will run a series of farm walks during April. Topics to be discussed at the farm walk include white clover, nitrogen fertiliser and grazing […]


Easter Lego Camp

There will be an Easter Lego Camp taking place in The Parish Centre Portlaoise. This camp will be suitable for children between the ages of five and twelve. Children will have to opportunity to learn […]


Easter At Castleview Open Farm

We are open this week Thursday to Easter Monday and next week Thursday to Sunday. The Easter Bunny will be here hiding eggs and giving out treats Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. We will also […]


Easter Bunny Art Session With Mary Slevin

Mountrath Library are delighted to welcome artist Mary Slevin for an art session. This will be suitable for children between the ages of six and twelve. Come along and see what creative Easter pictures you […]


Grow Remote Portlaoise Meetup for Remote Workers

The Grow Remote Portlaoise chapter, led by Regina Dunne, will meet for a coffee and a catch-up. Grow Remote's mission is to make remote employment more visible and accessible, enabling everyone to live, work and […]


Easter Egg Hunt At Abbeyleix Library

Come along to Abbeyleix Library and help us find all the Easter eggs that we have hidden around the library. This event will be a great way to spend some time with the family. We […]


Mountrath Library Adult Book Club

The next meeting of Mountrath Library's Adult Book Club takes place next month. The group will discuss 'One, Two, Three' by Laurie Frankel. New members are always welcome to come along and join on the […]


Plant And Seed Swap At Portarlington Community Centre

We are holding our first ever plant and seed swap where enthusiasts can come together to swap cuttings, propagations, seeds and plants. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced gardener come join us […]


NT Live The Crucible At Dunamaise Arts Centre

A thunderous new imagining of Arthur Miller’s parable of power and its abuse, starring Erin Doherty (The Crown). A witch hunt is beginning. Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women […]

€12 – €15