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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September 2020

20th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 11th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 15th November 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 5th December 2020 at 10:00 am

€40 – €180

Explore the mountain ranges of the midlands and Munster this autumn with Mid Ireland Adventure.

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October 2020

25th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 11th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 15th November 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 5th December 2020 at 10:00 am

€40 – €180

Explore the mountain ranges of the midlands and Munster this autumn with Mid Ireland Adventure.

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28th October 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €5 – €7

A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers trying to maintain their sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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29th October 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm €7

Join Jackula (Dracula's younger brother!) on a spooktacular quest to become the world’s most magical vampire

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30th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

The premiere of a new work composed by Martin Tourish with young musicians from the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra will take place as part of Tionól 2020. This new work has been commissioned by…

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31st October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm €16

Come dressed in costume and hunt down pumpkins and spooky things in the woods at this Halloween family experience.

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November 2020

5th November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €15.50

Alchemy is a new show from comedian Gearóid Farrelly in which he is pretty certain he will be able to solve all of the worlds problems.

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6th November 2020 €10

Breaking Bread is a podcast series and social art project in which Manchán Magan chats with residents of Direction Provision and Emergency Accommodation centres in Co Laois.  He brings an oven and a butter churn…

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8th November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free

Join the staff of The Heritage Hotel on Sunday 8th November for their Winter Wedding Showcase between 1pm - 5pm.

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15th November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 11th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 15th November 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 5th December 2020 at 10:00 am

€40 – €180

Explore the mountain ranges of the midlands and Munster this autumn with Mid Ireland Adventure.

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28th November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €12

Starring Portaoise Musical Society members and local special guests who perform musical memories and more for a sensational night of entertainment.

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December 2020

1st December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 31st December 2020 @ 5:00 pm

An Exhibition of landscapes and wildlife photography by Terry Conroy.

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5th December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 11th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 15th November 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 5th December 2020 at 10:00 am

€40 – €180

Explore the mountain ranges of the midlands and Munster this autumn with Mid Ireland Adventure.

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12th December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Town Hotel

Our Christmas Market takes place in the Hotel on Saturday December 12th.

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12th December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 21st December 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 22nd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 23rd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

€12 – €16

Rediscover the magic of Christmas with your family as we bring you Santa Street at The Killeshin Hotel this December.

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13th December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Introduction to Derryounce Lakes and Trails assisted by Portarlington Lions Club takes place on Sunday 13th December between 10 am and 3 pm.

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13th December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 22nd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 23rd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

€12 – €16

Rediscover the magic of Christmas with your family as we bring you Santa Street at The Killeshin Hotel this December.

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13th December 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

There will be a super line up of marketeers in attendance which will feature a wide range of festive delights as well as all the usual reliables.

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13th December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 20th December 2020 at 2:00 pm

€16

Dress up for Christmas and help find Santa's elves in the woods in this Christmas family experience.

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18th December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm €30

Branar in association with the Town Hall Theatre present Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes from the Black Box in Galway.

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18th December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 23rd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

€12 – €16

Rediscover the magic of Christmas with your family as we bring you Santa Street at The Killeshin Hotel this December.

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19th December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 23rd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

€12 – €16

Rediscover the magic of Christmas with your family as we bring you Santa Street at The Killeshin Hotel this December.

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20th December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 22nd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 23rd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

€12 – €16

Rediscover the magic of Christmas with your family as we bring you Santa Street at The Killeshin Hotel this December.

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20th December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 20th December 2020 at 2:00 pm

€16

Dress up for Christmas and help find Santa's elves in the woods in this Christmas family experience.

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21st December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 23rd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

€12 – €16

Rediscover the magic of Christmas with your family as we bring you Santa Street at The Killeshin Hotel this December.

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22nd December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 22nd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 23rd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

€12 – €16

Rediscover the magic of Christmas with your family as we bring you Santa Street at The Killeshin Hotel this December.

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23rd December 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 23rd December 2020 at 12:00 pm

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Rediscover the magic of Christmas with your family as we bring you Santa Street at The Killeshin Hotel this December.

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29th December 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm €100

A Christmas Bliss Yoga Day at the heavenly Blackhill Woods for yoga, meditation, pure relaxation, scrumptious vegan food and comfort.

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30th December 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm €50

This is the first of two of our special Christmas half day retreats of gentle Yin Yoga for all levels, all ages.

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31st December 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm €50

The second of our Christmas Seasonal Retreats for a half day of gentle Yin Yoga for all levels, all ages

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