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 […]


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 […]

Easter Music Line Up At Humes

This Easter weekend we have an amazing line up of musical acts preforming here live. Starting on Saturday with a ballad session and ending up Monday night with Jokers Wild. The range in different types […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Smurfs Great Escape Portlaoise

Looking for an exciting adventure with your family and friends? Save the Smurfs from the evil wizard Gargamel at this immersive new escape-room-style experience. The streets of Portlaoise will be transforming into a unique outdoor scavenger […]

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


Laois Hunt Hunter Trials

We hope you all come and join us for what is a day of entertainment for all involved. This years event promises to be bigger and better than before, so come along and enjoy the […]

Timahoe Easter Fun & Kid’s Tractor Run

Our Easter Fun Day with lots of Easter themed fun, all under the watchful eye of the Easter Bunny, who promises to be in attendance, despite a very busy schedule. Also taking place on the […]

€5 – €10

Free Family Fun Day

This Saturday we have a special event taking place and we invite everyone to come along and join the fun. Come and get your face painted enjoy some balloon modelling and last but not least […]


Fisherman’s Family Fun Day Tractor And Truck Run

Join us for a fun-filled day at The Fisherman's Thatched Inn. We’re excited to announce the family fun day & tractor run is back on again this year. Be sure to bring friends and family […]

Portlaoise Rugby Club Family Fun Day

Join us in Portlaoise Rugby Club on Saturday, for a fun filled afternoon of Easter themed activities.  There will be Something for all of the family so grab the kids, the teens, Granny and Grandad […]


Arles Killeen Easter Egg Hunt

This Saturday our annual Easter Egg Hunt for children under five under seven and under nine takes place. This event will take place in the football field and everybody is welcome to come along and […]


Castletown ICA Cake Sale

This Saturday evening we will have a cake sale on the green. We will have lots of home baked goods. Breads cakes buns jams call over and get something nice for Easter Sunday. All support […]

Awards Night At The Anvil Inn

We are delighted to announce that our annual Easter fundraiser & Awards Night Will Take Place on Easter Saturday. The fantastic Tradstone will be providing the entertainment along with local band Hammer and Thongs. We […]


A Taste Of Feile Na hEireann Launch Night

Come along to our launch night of Rathdowney's first 3 Day/night camping and music festival Feile Na hEireann. Some of the bands merchandise will be up for grabs with DJ Noel Brennan playing all the […]

Aunty Norah’s Opening Night

Aunty Nora’s Opening Night This Saturday and we would like to invite everyone to come along and enjoy this night with us. Music will be provided by DJ Sprocket playing all the hits from years […]


Blue Moose

Firmly established as Ireland’s most in demand cover band, Bluemoose are constantly on tour bringing their energetic and entertaining live show to packed venues throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe. Boasting five of Ireland’s most […]