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What’s On Guide

With over 60 events happening each month, you are sure to have fun in county Laois! From internationally recognised festivals such as Electric Picnic, to ancient celebrations in the Slieve Bloom Mountains there is something for everyone. Laois hosts a multitude of events and festivals from  hilarious comedy shows to reconnecting with nature it’s all waiting to be discovered in our What’s On Guide!

Solas Garden Festival 2024

Are you a gardening enthusiast? Why not immerse yourself in a fountain of plant knowledge at the Solas Garden Festival 2024 at Solas? Solas Garden Festival 2024 Join Solas Eco Garden Shop for a blooming […]

Wildflower Masterclass How to Grow Wildflowers

Solas would like to invite you all to come and join us and get some expert advice from a legend of the gardening world; Sandro Cafolla. Sandro has been growing wildflowers around Carlow & kildare […]


Garden Workshop with Mary Keenan of Gash Gardens

This Class is part of the first garden festival that will be taking place in Solas. The workshop will include a general talk about gardening. It will be ideal for garden lovers, this class is […]


Plant and Seed Swap Event

Join us for a day of greenery, where you can trade your plants and seeds with fellow gardening enthusiasts. Not only that, but we're also hosting a free raffle for anyone who takes part in […]


Terrarium Garden Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to create, plant & care for your own terrarium. You will get to  make and take home a terrarium at the end of the class. A discussion will […]


Garden Talk with Paul Smyth Expert Plantsman

Paul is Head gardener at Bellefield House and on the day he will offer great advice along with a power point presentation. This talk will be designed to inspire your gardening journey & improve your […]


Clonaslee St Patrick’s Day Parade

The village of Clonaslee will host its third St Patrick’s Day Parade and they would like to invite you all to come along and enjoy the celebrations. There is no fee for local groups to […]


Grand Slam Wrestling

WWE style entertainment for all the family to enjoy. Get ready to Cheer the Good Guys & Boo the Badies as we crown the King of the Ring. This show will take place in The […]


All Ireland Confined Drama Finals

The 2024 All Ireland Confined Drama Finals under the auspices of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland and sponsored by Bostik is hosted by Mountmellick Drama Festival in the Mountmellick Community Arts Centre. This Season […]


Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Festival

Are you a fan of mountain biking? Check out the two-day Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Festival! Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Festival The Laois Mountain Bike Festival is a two-day event intended to showcase the spectacular […]

Castletown Trad Fest

The Half-Door Club international Music and Dance Festival is a four-day event of set dancing and traditional music in Castletown, Co. Laois. There are 5 ceilithe and 3 workshops and sessions throughout.

Portlaoise Tradfest Presents Trad Hits

All the hits with a Trad Twist – Trad hits blend pop rock and funk together with Irish Traditional Music to bring you an unforgettable night of Music and Dance, as part of the 2024 […]


Portlaoise Tradfest Music Workshops

Portlaoise Tradfest are delighted to announce the return this year of our highly successful Music Workshops. All classes are designed for musicians with minimal 2 - 4 years experience. Intermediate to Advance level of playing […]


Project Smok at Coppers Music Venue

Project Smok is the neo-trad trio of Ali Levack, Ewan Baird and Pablo Lafuente, whose nonconformist and progressive Scottish traditional music has set them apart since their formation in 2017. Known for their ability to […]


Feile Na hEireann 2024

Across two indoor venues on the site, some of the biggest names on the Irish music scene are set to descend on Rathdowney for Feile na hEireann for what promises to be a wonderful weekend […]


The Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run 2024

This fun run takes place over the June Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 31st of May to Monday 3rd of June with the midland County of Laois in Ireland as the event base. Also covering […]

Timahoe Heritage Festival

Our event is all about sharing the story of a village in Co. Laois, that is steeped in centuries of history; from monks, monasteries and Vikings, to the famine, the War of Independence and beyond. […]


The Folly Festival is Ireland's first ever gender balanced music festival and will take place over the weekend of 5th and 6th July 2024. On Friday night 5th July a night of Music & will […]

Forest Fest 2024

Forest Fest is a unique award-winning Irish music festival, showcasing the best of Irish trad and folk. Based in the picturesque Laois village of Emo taking place every July. Forest Fest features an eclectic mix […]

The Ossory Agricultural Show Rathdowney

The Ossory Show prides itself on being an extremely enjoyable, fun-filled day for all the family, with an array of attractions, entertainment and activities to appeal to all age groups – with something for absolutely […]