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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May 2021

29th May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm €5

A walking tour to explore the history and sites at Ballyadams Castle its associated Medieval Church and Holy Well.

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June 2021

6th June @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on 4th July 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 8th August 2021 at 10:30 am

€50

Indulge yourself in a mini-retreat at Blackhill Woods.

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6th June @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 8th July 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th August 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th September 2021 at 12:00 pm

€10

At last we can fling open the gates and welcome you back into the garden.

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7th June @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm €90

Learn everything you need to know about this French style of bee-keeping in Dunmore Country School.

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12th June @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm €50

The summer gardening course is a great way for you to gain gardening knowledge with Dunmore Country School, Durrow.

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12th June @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 26th June 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 3rd July 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 17th July 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 24th July 2021 at 2:00 pm

€5.50 – €10.50

As we start to open up for tours again after the lockdown, we're pleased to be able to offer a socially distanced, fully guided tour of the historic farmyards and the farm.

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13th June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm €100

Innovative gardening/beekeeping sustainable techniques that have stood the test of time.

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13th June @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 18th July 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 15th August 2021 at 10:30 am

€95

A day of meditation, yoga, forest bathing and vegan lunch to unwind and reconnect.

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18th June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm €30

Our Drum circle is always a wonderful night full of seriously good energy, rhythm and connection to bring us back to our full selves.

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19th June @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm €50

Want to start your kitchen garden, but not really sure how to start? This is a top class gardening course for beginners. Everything about gardening is planning.

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20th June @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm €90

The Warré hive is the perfect tool, for keeping the native Irish honey bee, without too much intervention, no treatment and no sugar feeding. During this beekeeping course you will learn the basis of natural beekeeping.

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26th June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm €100

This One Day Horticultural Course is a great way discover and learn horticulture in one day, with our intensive, no labour and no dig gardening system.

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26th June @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 26th June 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 3rd July 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 17th July 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 24th July 2021 at 2:00 pm

€5.50 – €10.50

As we start to open up for tours again after the lockdown, we're pleased to be able to offer a socially distanced, fully guided tour of the historic farmyards and the farm.

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30th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 6th October 2021

€15

Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns.

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July 2021

3rd July @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Durrow Food and Craft Market returns! Find your favourite artisan food and locally made crafts while enjoying the beauty of Durrow Village. This is an outdoor event with social distancing and all Covid-19 restrictions in…

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3rd July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Emma at the stunning Roundwood House, at the foot of the Slieve Mountains, for outdoor yoga and optional tea/coffee & scrumptious homemade treats.

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3rd July @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Food and craft market full of wonderful bakers and makers.

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3rd July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 26th June 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 3rd July 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 17th July 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 24th July 2021 at 2:00 pm

€5.50 – €10.50

As we start to open up for tours again after the lockdown, we're pleased to be able to offer a socially distanced, fully guided tour of the historic farmyards and the farm.

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4th July @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 12th September 2021 at 10:00 am

Come & visit, enjoy our garden, check out the fantastic variety of rare & beautiful plants for sale.

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4th July @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on 4th July 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 8th August 2021 at 10:30 am

€50

Indulge yourself in a mini-retreat at Blackhill Woods.

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4th July @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 8th August 2021 at 10:30 am

€50

Usually the 1st Sunday of every month we welcome you to our retreat for a half day of gentle Yin Yoga for all levels, all ages.

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4th July @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm €75

Learn how to make a beautiful Summer wreath to take home & enjoy!

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5th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until 11th July 2021

Free Swim Sessions with pool games at Ballinakill Outdoor Swimming Pool

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5th July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until 9th July 2021

Portarlington Leisure Centre

Free Archery Session at Portarlington Leisure Centre. Celebrating National Recreation Week.

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6th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until 11th July 2021

Free Swim Sessions with pool games at Ballinakill Outdoor Swimming Pool

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6th July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until 9th July 2021

Portarlington Leisure Centre

Free Archery Session at Portarlington Leisure Centre. Celebrating National Recreation Week.

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7th July @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free Fairy Workshops at Mountrath Amenity Area and Castletown Community Centre.

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7th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until 11th July 2021

Free Swim Sessions with pool games at Ballinakill Outdoor Swimming Pool

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7th July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until 9th July 2021

Portarlington Leisure Centre

Free Archery Session at Portarlington Leisure Centre. Celebrating National Recreation Week.

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7th July @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free Fairy Workshop at Mountrath Amenity Area and Castletown Community Centre

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7th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 6th October 2021

€15

Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns.

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8th July @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 8th July 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th August 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26th September 2021 at 10:00 am

€10

At last we can fling open the gates and welcome you back into the garden.

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8th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until 11th July 2021

Free Swim Sessions with pool games at Ballinakill Outdoor Swimming Pool

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8th July @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm €15.50

Teddy Bears picnic is a fabulous way to spend an afternoon with young children. The simple things are always the best, and create the most amazing memories.

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8th July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until 9th July 2021

Portarlington Leisure Centre

Free Archery Session at Portarlington Leisure Centre. Celebrating National Recreation Week.

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9th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until 11th July 2021

Free Swim Sessions with pool games at Ballinakill Outdoor Swimming Pool

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9th July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until 9th July 2021

Portarlington Leisure Centre

Free Archery Session at Portarlington Leisure Centre. Celebrating National Recreation Week.

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9th July @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free Sustainable Art Activities at Mountrath Amenity Area.

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9th July @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dunamaise Arts Centre presents: Collective Thoughts ~ An Exhibition by members of Laois Arthouse Collective
Virtual Launch - 8pm Friday July 9th (live premiere on YouTube)
Open to the public - July 12th - August 28th

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10th July @ 11:00 am - 11th July @ 5:00 pm

Our lovable Vikings will be back in Timahoe on 10th & 11th July, and up mischief in the way that only Vikings can! Come along and join in with the fun. There will be a…

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10th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until 11th July 2021

Free Swim Sessions with pool games at Ballinakill Outdoor Swimming Pool

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10th July @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free Free Sustainable Art Activities at Stradbally Playground

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11th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until 11th July 2021

Free Swim Sessions with pool games at Ballinakill Outdoor Swimming Pool

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13th July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm €60

At this hands-on, practical workshop, create your own natural, botanical art print on paper using leaves and flowers from the trees and plants of Ireland’s Ancient East.

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14th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 6th October 2021

€15

Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns.

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17th July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 26th June 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 3rd July 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 17th July 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 24th July 2021 at 2:00 pm

€5.50 – €10.50

As we start to open up for tours again after the lockdown, we're pleased to be able to offer a socially distanced, fully guided tour of the historic farmyards and the farm.

more
18th July @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 18th July 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 15th August 2021 at 10:30 am

€95

A day of meditation, yoga, forest bathing and vegan lunch to unwind and reconnect.

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18th July @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

An outdoor drive-by art exhibition at Laois County Council Plaza, celebrating the lives and stories of older people in the Laois community, through traditional portrait painting and digital art by a selection of local artists.

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21st July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 6th October 2021

€15

Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns.

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22nd July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm €10

In this creative workshop at Solas Eco Garden Shop, you will learn the basic willow weaving techniques with Beth from Willow Wonder

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