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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Outdoor Yoga In Emo Court

This Sunday we are going to resume our pop up outdoor yoga classes in Emo Court. This will be suitable for everybody you don’t have to have come before to join so bring your friends/family. […]


Easter Family Day At Solas

We have an Eggtra special Easter planned for you at Solas Eco Garden Centre, meet the Easter Bunny & collect your Egg. Follow the clues on our Eggciting Easter Egg Hunt, have your photo taken […]

€15 – €30

Easter Egg Hunt At Emo Court And Parklands

CaToCa fine food & Giftware are delighted to announce the return of Emo Court's free Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Show your receipt for any purchase in the tearooms between 31st March and 9th […]

Laois 1916 Easter Commemoration

Our annual Easter Commemoration will be held in Mountmellick this year and everyone is welcome to attend. We will assemble at the cemetery and parade to the Vol. Patrick Phelan monument in Mountmellick town for […]


Brian And Figs Live At Polly’s

This Sunday night sees the return of Brian And Figs by popular demand. This talented duo really know how to keep the crowd entertained so come along on the night and enjoy the music. Pizzas […]

Adrian O Reilly At Hogan’s Bar

This Easter Sunday we have the amazing Adrian O’Reilly playing live. It is going to be a great night everyone, you don't want to miss out on this night. We look forward to seeing you […]


The Valves Live At Kavanaghs

The Valves are back here again this month playing Indie Rock from the Yesterday to the Present Day. This will be a night not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you all here […]


Waterloo ABBA Tribute At The Anvil Inn

This is Ireland's answer to ABBA. Waterloo has been voted the best ABBA show and most authentic Abba tribute of all time. Waterloo combines stunning vocals with a high quality of musicianship and harmonies. This […]


DE Dara’s At Flemings Bar

Come and join us this Sunday night as we have the De Dara's playing all the best of Irish Ballads and Folk. This promises to be a night you wont forget in a hurry. We […]


Celtic Wish Live At Bergin’s Bar

This Sunday night we have the amazing duo Celtic Wish back by popular demand. These lads really know how to get the crowd going so we will see you all here on the night enjoying […]


DJ Blaise Reid At Coppers Music Venue

Blaise Reid is coming to Coppers this Sunday to finish off the weekend in style. We look forward to seeing you all here on the night enjoying this talented DJ.


The Lost Messiahs

The Lost Messiahs are an Irish independent Indie rock band from the midlands. This event will be a treat as they have only played Portlaoise on three occasions so they will be looking forward to […]


James And Ross Live At Murchus Bar

The Boys are Back what a cracker of a night this will be. This will be the perfect way to finish off the Easter weekend in style. We look forward to seeing you all here […]