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 […]


Golf Scramble At The Heritage Golf Resort

Our Golf Scramble takes place once again on Good Friday. Tee Times are filling-up so be sure to register your team now. Nearest the pin and longest drive competitions will also take place on the […]


Easter Weekend Entertainment at The Afterdark Bar

This weekend we have an exciting line up of entertainment happening. It all starts off on Friday with a pool tournament and will finish up on Sunday evening with the excellent Half The Truth keeping […]


Circus Corvenieo Abbeyleix

We would like to invite you to come along to our production of what we believe is the greatest live show on earth, The Circus. Come along over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend and enjoy […]


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 […]


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, […]


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, […]


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 […]

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 […]


Good Friday Forest Run At Emo Park

St Michaels AC are delighted to be hosting their annual Emo Forest run again this year. Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Female & Male in both the 5K & 10K Race.

Vinyl Night At The Anvil Inn

Be at The Forge Venue this Good Friday for some of the best House Music around. International DJ Filip Kral will be mixing 100% Vinyl House Music on the turntables until late. This will be […]


Chris Loughery At Hogan’s Bar

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


Abuse Your Illusions

Abuse Your Illusion are an experienced and energetic 6 piece Dublin based band. The bands is focussed on attention to detail ensuring that all the classic Guns N Roses tunes are delivered with passion, energy […]


Monroe At Sally Gardens Pub

Starting off your weekend in style is the brilliant Monroe, come and join us for what will be a great nights entertainment. We cant wait to see you all here on the night enjoying the […]