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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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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8th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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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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12th July @ 8:00 am - 28th August @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition documents each artist's individual perspective which has arisen from living through a global pandemic.

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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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15th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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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.

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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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22nd July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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24th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €10

Practical steps you can take in your back garden to make a change for the better. This workshop suits: 6-14 year olds.

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24th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €30

Learn how to create a beautiful rustic Summer hanging basket to take home & enjoy with Solas Eco Garden Shop in Portarlington.

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24th 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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28th July @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm €35

In this creative workshop at Solas Eco Garden Shop, you will learn the basic macramé knots with Made With Knots. You'll create a unique re-usable shopping bag using recycled cotton rope to take home and enjoy

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28th 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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29th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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August 2021

4th August @ 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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5th August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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7th August @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €10

Learn all about growing Winter salad leaves in Ireland Our aim for this course is to help children understand where their food comes from To teach them about all the different vegetables and plants to…

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8th August @ 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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8th August @ 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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8th August @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and Join us @ Solas Eco Garden Shop for an afternoon of live music with Joe from JL Sound

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11th August @ 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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12th August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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13th August @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm €10

How to découpage for beginners children's workshop, using recycled materials.

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14th August @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm €10

The aim of this course is to help with the production of homegrown vegetables.

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15th August @ 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 August @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €10

Children will use recycled materials to make a beautiful yet practical bird feeder to take home and enjoy.

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18th August @ 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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19th August @ 10:00 am - 21st August @ 5:00 pm Prices vary

Three days of tutored outdoor painting, in the wonderful setting of Heywood Gardens, the surrounding woodlands, and Ballinakill Village.

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19th August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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20th August @ 11:00 am - 22nd August @ 5:00 pm

The Power of Words festival is back for 2021.

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20th August @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Public display of the Portlaoise Plane in Fitzmaurice Place Portlaoise.

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21st August @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 22nd August 2021 at 11:00 am

Pick your own sunflowers this weekend at the Heath House with all proceeds going towards two great charities, Laois and Offaly Families for Autism and Portlaoise Parish Services Centre. No booking required, just bring your…

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22nd August @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 22nd August 2021 at 11:00 am

Pick your own sunflowers this weekend at the Heath House with all proceeds going towards two great charities, Laois and Offaly Families for Autism and Portlaoise Parish Services Centre. No booking required, just bring your…

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24th August @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm €10

Children will use leaves, twigs, petals, paint and lots of imagination to create a 3D masterpiece to take home & hang.

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24th August @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

People with a two and three wheel passion. Meeting old friends and making new ones.

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25th August @ 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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25th August @ 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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26th August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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28th August @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm €60

Follow the Bulfin Heritage Trail as we unravel the myths, legends and legacies of the
Ashbrook, de Vesci and Castletown Estates in South Laois.

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28th August @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm €22

Europe's leading Queen tribute act at Kavanagh's Bar and Venue.

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29th August @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you’ve worked on the frontline through the pandemic The Anvil Inn Portarlington is the place to be this Sunday.

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September 2021

1st September @ 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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1st September @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €17.60

Live music at Kavanagh's Bar and Venue.

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2nd September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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2nd September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €27.50

The King of Comedy, Jason Byrne, is back in Laois.

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4th September @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm €9

Come and make 2 different types of slime - and bring home 2 tubs of slimey goodness!

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4th September @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm €22

Pogueology are back for an afternoon gig @ Kavanagh's Live!

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4th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd October 2021

Spink Comhaltas will be running 5 autumn seisiúns on Saturday evenings in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

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4th September @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm €27.50

Pogueology are back for an afternoon gig @ Kavanagh's Live!

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5th September @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm €50

Blackhill Woods welcomes you to our retreat for a half day of gentle Yin Yoga for all levels, all ages.

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5th September @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Live music at Solas Garden centre.

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5th September @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm €22

Live Music is back!

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7th September @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €10

In this children's craft workshop, you will get the opportunity to create cute little hedgehogs from air drying clay.

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7th September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €17.60

Live music is back at Kavanagh's Bar and Venue.

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8th September @ 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 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €27.50

Live Music is back at Kavanagh's Bar and Venue.

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9th September @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm €39

Tunes, chats and laughs in the secret walled gardens of Emo Court

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9th September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm €15

An evening of drums, bass, conversation and great coffee in The Pantry's Walled Garden!

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9th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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9th September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €24.40

Live music is back at Kavanagh's Bar and Venue.

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9th September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €18 – €20

Music Network has commissioned this trio to write a new work collectively which will be premiered as part of the concert programme.

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10th September @ 11:00 am - 2:45 pm Free

Rás na mBan international cycle race is getting set to visit County Laois.

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10th September @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm €24.20

Live music is back at Kavanagh's Bar and Venue.

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11th September @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 21st November 2021 at 10:30 am

€95

Time to clear your head, spend time in nature, do some balanced yoga, eat some healthy delicious food and then relax a bit more.

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11th September @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm €5

Grade C (easy) guided walk with Slieve Bloom walking Group. Distance:5km  

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11th September @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm €17.60

celebrate the launch of the Midlands LGBTQ+ Project a Drag Queen Extravaganza will be held in Kavanagh's Bar and Venue, Portlaoise.

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11th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd October 2021

Spink Comhaltas will be running 5 autumn seisiúns on Saturday evenings in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

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12th September @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

A free event as part of Poetry Ireland's Poetry Town programme. Relaxing poses with poetry to aid the mindfulness.

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12th September @ 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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12th September @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Free

Come and join in all the fun of Coolrain's Annual Vintage Tractor and Car Run.

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12th September @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm €5
Deadmans Inn, Ballyfin

Garade B (Moderate) guided walk with Slieve Bloom Walking Club. 

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12th September @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Portlaoise Plane event which had to be postponed during Heritage Week has been rescheduled

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12th September @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Free

We are delighted to invite back Portarlington Concert Band to play with us this Sunday @ Solas.

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15th September @ 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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16th September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Free
Stradbally Country Market

Stradbally cycle is for Adults and children aged 10 and over.

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16th September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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17th September @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Print workshops for children, teenagers and adults at Mount Henry Art Studio.

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17th September @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free

Artist Monica O’Meara will exhibit a selection of her abstract ceramic works both wall and plinth mounted.

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17th September @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free

Come to the Square, Rathdowney to view the new mural artwork celebrating the people and spirit of Rathdowney.

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17th September @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Free

The purpose of the event is to facilitate an understanding of basic bike maintenance through a workshop format.

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17th September @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Free

Join The Bandwagon at Fitzmaurice Place Plaza for Culture Night.

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17th September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Free

Cycle towards Athy from Old School Vicarstown, 8 mile round trip. Suitable for adults and children ages 7 and over.

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17th September @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Free

A video mapped projection detailing the life and work of Anne Jellicoe (1823–80)  created by artist Caroline Conway.

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17th September @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mountrath Youth Theatre present Chatroom, a chilling, blackly comic tale of manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity.

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17th September @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Free

Embark on an odyssey of wonder, joyfulness and upbeat music as four incredibly talented and creative folk musicians shape melodies from past and present into something dynamic and irresistible.

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17th September @ 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm

A night dedicated to art-forms and performance in celebration of the Autumnal equinox.

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18th September @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm €22,20

The Lost Messiahs and support.

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18th September @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm €10

Learn to weave unique shapes in 2D and 3D to take home & enjoy

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18th September @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Free

Cycling Confidence Workshop aimed at improving the cycling skill level of children and young people.

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18th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd October 2021

Spink Comhaltas will be running 5 autumn seisiúns on Saturday evenings in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

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19th September @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Free

Timahoe 10km Family Cycle – with Tea/Coffee treat afterwards in the Tower & Bean Coffee shop.

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19th September @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm €25

Forage your own ingredients to make a delicious Autumn compote and syrup.

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19th September @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Free

More Craic and Ceol this Sunday as we welcome Christie St George to Solas Eco Garden Centre.

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22nd September @ 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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23rd September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd September 2021

Unwind and head with Niamh Lewis. Come join us with your mats for a relaxing gentle stretch and cleanse on our fabulous lawns. In 90 minutes you will be guided through some deep meditation, a…

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25th September @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €10

As part of our children's craft ideas series of workshops, kids will learn how to create a painting by using natural materials around us

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25th September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm €35

In this creative workshop, you will learn the basic macramé knotting techniques

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25th September @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 9th October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 6th November 2021 at 2:00 pm

€15

Join us for a fully guided tour to share the history of the family and farm and see all around the brewery.

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25th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd October 2021

Spink Comhaltas will be running 5 autumn seisiúns on Saturday evenings in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

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26th September @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Free

As part of European Week Of Sport Laois Sports Partnership will be hosting a nature trail walk on September 26, on National Walking Day.

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26th September @ 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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26th September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free

We are delighted to have Comhatlas back for another Sunday of live music @ Solas.

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29th September @ 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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30th September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €10

Come and enjoy this play ‘Lost Hearts’ on the big screen with a live audience including cast and crew tonight.

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October 2021

2nd October @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm €22.20

Forage the grounds of Bloom HQ and then create Elderberry Syrup and Hedgerow Ketchup in the Makerspace.

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2nd October @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €10

Children will make their own suncatcher from materials foraged from the garden.

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2nd October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 2nd October 2021

Spink Comhaltas will be running 5 autumn seisiúns on Saturday evenings in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

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2nd October @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €18 – €20

Don’t miss this night in the company of one of Ireland's Best Folk Artists second only to the legendary Christy Moore and up there with Lankum as voted by the readers of HOTPRESS music magazine 2021.

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3rd October @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Free

Ballykilcavan Farm and Brewery's fifth annual hop picking day is happening on Sunday October 3rd.

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3rd October @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free

Come and buy freshly pressed apple juice, browse the stalls and enjoy the community garden.

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6th October @ 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 October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €16 – €18

An evening with a string quartet.

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9th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 13th November 2021 at 10:00 am

€100

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

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9th October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 9th October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 6th November 2021 at 2:00 pm

€15

Join us for a fully guided tour to share the history of the family and farm and see all around the brewery.

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9th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €15

Kevin returns with the exceptionally talented musicians John Hosey and Vincent Crowley for an evening of traditional Irish ballads.

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10th October @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 7th November 2021 at 10:30 am

€50

Unwind and recharge with meditation and yoga at this morning retreat.

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12th October @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm €15 – €18

A captivating new duo featuring the celebrated Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey and the acclaimed French harpist Anaïs Gaudemard, in a unique location in County Laois.

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16th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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16th October @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Free

We are delighted to invite contributing writers and their guests to the official launch of ‘Forever Young’  on Saturday 16th October at 12pm. 

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16th October @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm €15

Octoberfest is coming to Laois!

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16th October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm €5

Weekend walks with the Slieve Bloom Walking Group.

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17th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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18th October @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm €5

A beguiling new production, capturing the zeitgeist of the young person's world in this play for children aged 9+ years.

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23rd October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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23rd October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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23rd October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm €5

Join our bat expert from the Kildare bat group for this informative talk.

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23rd October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 9th October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 6th November 2021 at 2:00 pm

€15

Join us for a fully guided tour to share the history of the family and farm and see all around the brewery.

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23rd October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free

Witches, Monks and Vikings. What more could you ask for on Halloween!

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23rd October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €18 – €20

An unmissable opportunity to hear Kit Downes’ highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album Dreamlife of Debris in concert.

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24th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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24th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 13th November 2021 at 10:00 am

€100

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

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24th October @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 21st November 2021 at 10:30 am

€95

Time to clear your head, spend time in nature, do some balanced yoga, eat some healthy delicious food and then relax a bit more.

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24th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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24th October @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The 8th annual Errill Tractor Run will take place on Sunday the 24th of October 2021

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24th October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm €5

All welcome to this Grade A Two Rivers walk.

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24th October @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 25th October 2021 at 12:00 pm

Fun family day out with pumpkins, music, hot drinks and food!

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24th October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Free

If you can't wait to see Garth Brooks play in Dublin, come along to Solas this Sunday, as we welcome back Christie St George.

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24th October @ 7:00 pm - 11:45 pm €22.20

Laois's finest, The Lost Messiahs, are playing an intimate gig in the historic yards at Ballykilcavan on the Sunday of the October bank holiday.

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25th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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25th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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25th October @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 25th October 2021 at 12:00 pm

Fun family day out with pumpkins, music, hot drinks and food!

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25th October @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm €25

This Halloween Solas Eco Garden Shop will host two movies at our garden centre in Portarlington.

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25th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €25

This Halloween Solas Eco Garden Shop will host two movies at our garden centre in Portarlington.

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26th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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26th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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27th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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27th October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm €10

Learn to make some spooky Halloween crafts using recycled materials

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27th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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28th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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28th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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28th October @ 4:30 pm - 7:15 pm €7
Abbeyleix Heritage House

This Halloween, Abbeyleix Heritage House will be presenting an exhibition on the ancient stories and folklore surrounding werewolves in Ireland.

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29th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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29th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 29th October 2021

€8

Come join uthe team at Castleview Open Farm to celebrate Halloween at their annual pumpkin carving event!

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29th October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm €10

To celebrate Halloween, Solas Eco Garden Centre will be running spooky a cookery class for children.

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29th October @ 5:00 pm - 31st October @ 4:00 pm €490

Your Place of Wellness has joined with Lu Thornely Retreats to bring to you a pure escape. Join us October 29th, 30th and 31st to take stock, rest, stretch and nourish your body and soul.

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29th October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm €7

Have a freaky Friday evening at SOLAS listening to Seanchaí Nuala Hayes tell spooky Halloween ghost stories.

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29th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €20

Vivienne Graham, Georgina Ireland and Mary Wisely are delighted to support Dunamaise Arts Centre, with their performance of “Conversations”, a concert to raise funds for the Theatre.

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29th October @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €28.60

Great live music from this spellbinding act.

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30th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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30th October @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm €2.98 – €16.87

Experiencing Laois is back with ghosts, ghouls and candy in Dunmore Woods, Durrow. Dress up and come enjoy some Halloween fun in the great outdoors.

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30th October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on 31st October 2021 at 11:00 am

€8

Can you help the witch make her potions at Castelview Open Farm?

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30th October @ 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm €25.50

Unwind at Inch House's Yoga Barn with this relaxing afternoon of meditation.

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30th October @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm €5

Torchlight walk in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

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31st October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 27th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 31st October 2021 at 10:00 am

€5 – €15

Come and pick your own pumpkin straight from the field, design and carve it to keep the ghosts away this Halloween.

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31st October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on 31st October 2021 at 11:00 am

€8

Can you help the witch make her potions at Castelview Open Farm?

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31st October @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Free

We are delighted to bring the Record & CD Fair back to Portlaoise!

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31st October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm €5

Sunday walk of the Silver River.

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November 2021

1st November @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free

Pop in to see our wedding team for our Winter Wedding Showcase on Monday 1st November form 6pm until 9pm.

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2nd November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 2nd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

€5

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share

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2nd November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on 2nd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

€5

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share

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3rd November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 2nd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

€5

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share

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3rd November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on 2nd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 3rd November 2021 at 12:00 pm

€5

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share

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3rd November @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm €12 – €15

The Alphabet of Birds is a wonderful hybrid event combining a live spoken essay by its author Sara Baume, short film screenings.

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4th November @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €18 – €20

Experience a powerful story of an ordinary relationship on an extraordinary weekend at Dunamaise Theatre.

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5th November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm €20

Poetry writing workshop with Arthur Broomfield.

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5th November @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm €8

This is a rare opportunity to savor a live reading in Ireland by short story supremo Philip Ó Ceallaigh.

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5th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm €12 – €15

The event promises to be also a visual treat of a selection of letters, memos, cards, telegrams, drawings and photographs from the book, The Presidents' Letters: An Unexpected History of Ireland. 

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6th November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm €20

In this practical workshop, award winning historical novelist, Niamh Boyce will explore how true stories can inspire a work of fiction.

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6th November @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 9th October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd October 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 6th November 2021 at 2:00 pm

€15

Join us for a fully guided tour to share the history of the family and farm and see all around the brewery.

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6th November @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm €8

These friends will talk about what provokes them to write, what draws them to a subject, the importance and value of peer support, getting work published and about other writers they value.

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6th November @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm €5

Walk through the farm and woodlands of Ballykilcavan.

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6th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm €12 – €15

This event is unmissable for everybody who wants to know how far we have come and the roles of these trailblazers in great change. 

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7th November @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 7th November 2021 at 10:30 am

€50

Unwind and recharge with meditation and yoga at this morning retreat.

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7th November @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm €4.85 – €40

A Lego event you don't want to miss!

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7th November @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm €5

Weekend walk to Knocknastumpa in the Slieve Blooms.

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7th November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm €8

What does historical fiction demand of its writer? Find out with author Pauline Clooney.

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7th November @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm €10 – €40

The Mega Toons Family Entertainment Show comes to the Killeshin Hotel on Sunday 7th November at 2pm!

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8th November @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm €8

Kerri Ní Dochartaigh will talk about and read from her acclaimed debut, Thin Places (2021), a blend of memoir, nature writing and history.

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9th November @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Free

Join us to celebrate the launch of the final part of John Dunne's Portlaoise Trilogy

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11th November @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €21.50

A warm, witty, joyous show that celebrates being true to yourself!

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12th November @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm €9.50

Sunday Sessions are at Kavanaghs with Radio Nowhere.

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12th November @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm €22

There will be 12 BLADE MACHINES set up to pour some of the beers you've always wanted to try!

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13th November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 24th October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 13th November 2021 at 10:00 am

€100

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

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13th November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm €27.90

One of the most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH are well known for their incendiary live performances which has put them right at the top of the live acts to see today. With…

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13th November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free

Dunamaise Arts Centre is delighted to welcome LA’IR for their first performance on our stage!

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16th November @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Free

Limited capacity | Advance booking advised Suitable for anyone interested in photography, with help for beginners and advancement for the more experienced in the group. For this workshop, Leonardo Ramos will cover basic concepts of photography for…

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16th November @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Free

To mark her current exhibition entitled 'Riverlines' at Dunamaise Gallery, Bridget Flannery will be joined by Sharon Murphy for an illustrated talk.

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18th November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free

The evening will feature a short reading and a Q&A afterwards. There will also be opportunities to purchase personalised books dedicated by both authors. 

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19th November @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €20

An Enchanting Musical Evening For Everyone.

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20th November @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm €50

Learn how to manage your polytunnel in an intensive and sustainable way.

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20th November @ 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.

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20th November @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm €19.80

The Tumbling Paddies are a modern folk and trad band that will bring the house down at Kavanagh's Bar and Venue.

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21st November @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm €2.97 – €41.41

We are excited to announce our family orientated Lego Playground, offering everyone to have Fun, Build and Learn !!!

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21st November @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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€95

Time to clear your head, spend time in nature, do some balanced yoga, eat some healthy delicious food and then relax a bit more.

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23rd November @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €10 – €15

Based on Luke Cassidy’s debut novel Iron Annie, The Iron Annie Cabaret is a celebration of music, theatre and literature.

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25th November @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Free

Enjoy a selection of music videos by Laois musicians, recorded in recent months with support from the LLP/ Local Live Performance Scheme.  

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26th November @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €17.60

Irish music luminaries The Pale will celebrate 30 years in the music industry this year, and they will be undertaking a special 30th anniversary Irish tour to commemorate this achievement.

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27th November @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Free
Abbeyleix Heritage House

Abbeyleix Heritage House is holding an indoor market inside the museum.

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27th November @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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€85

Emily Lalor, aka The Flower Witch, invites you to an afternoon of relaxing, festive wreath making.

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27th November @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm €60

Get in the Christmas spirit and spruce up your home with your very own handmade wreath.

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27th November @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm €5

This weeks walk is the beautiful Cullahill Mountain.

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27th November @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €22

The Smash Hits! live show has been getting the party started in venues, nightclubs, corporate events and festivals for the last five years. Smash Hits! The International Live Entertainment Sensation.

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28th November @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

A wide variety of stalls, family entertainment and more.

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28th November @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm €25.50

Relax and unwind with a special meditative sound bath by Margaret Comerford at Inch House Ireland.

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28th November @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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€25.00

To celebrate Christmas, Solas Eco Garden Shop will be running a festive Christmas card making workshop for adults.

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28th November @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm €5

Slieve Bloom Outdoor's Sunday walk is the Delour Valley.

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28th November @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Grab a gift from some great crafters and producers.

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28th November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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€35

Get Crafty this Christmas and join us at Solas to make some fabulous Christmas macrame decorations.

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28th November @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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€85

Emily Lalor, aka The Flower Witch, invites you to an afternoon of relaxing, festive wreath making.

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28th November @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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€25.00

To celebrate Christmas, Solas Eco Garden Shop will be running a festive Christmas card making workshop for adults.

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28th November @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Castletown Christmas market will have lots of festive stalls, food and crafts.

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28th November @ 7:00 pm €11.50

Strength In Numbers are back in Kavanagh's Courtyard Venue!

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December 2021

1st December @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €20 – €23

“ABBA FOREVER” The Christmas Show, returns to Dunamaise Arts Centre on Wednesday 1st December, THIS YEAR!!!

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2nd December @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €16 – €18

Aonghus Óg McAnally returns with his multi-award-winning solo show Fight Night by Gavin Kostick for a 10th anniversary nationwide tour.

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3rd December @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €11.50

Ireland's Definitive Tribute to Hard Rock & Heavy Metal

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4th December @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekend Christmas Market at Solas.

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4th December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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€79

Festive Wreath Making Classes followed by festive treats.

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4th December @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Free

Join the Kelly family on their farm, formally an open cast coal mine, and help them plant 2,000 trees.

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4th December @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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€85

Emily Lalor, aka The Flower Witch, invites you to an afternoon of relaxing, festive wreath making.

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4th December @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free

From 12.00pm to 4.00pm, our Wedding Team will be on hand to discuss your requirements and show you what The Killeshin has to offer for your special day.

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4th December @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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€79

Festive Wreath Making Classes followed by festive treats.

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4th December @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm €5

Guided walk to Knockatrina House and Woodland.

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4th December @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm Free

An exhibition celebrating 10 Years of artist hosting, residencies and exhibition making at The Laois Arthouse.

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4th December @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get in the Christmas mood and support local producers and makers in Abbeyleix this Christmas.

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4th December @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm €8 – €12

Portlaoise Musical Society are delighted to present Carols by Candlelight, a concert of Christmas songs on Saturday 4th December at St. Peter & Paul’s Church Portlaoise.

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4th December @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €14 – €16

The Lost Messiahs at Dunamaise Arts Centre.

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4th December @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm €9.50

One of the longest hardest working bands in the Midlands are back on stage in Kavanaghs for a Saturday night spectacular!

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5th December @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekend Christmas Market at Solas.

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5th December @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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€50

Indulge yourself in a mini-retreat at Blackhill Woods.

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5th December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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€79

Festive Wreath Making Classes followed by festive treats.

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5th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm €5

Weekend walk to the Ridge of Capard and the Stoney Man with Slieve Bloom Outdoors.

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5th December @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Get Crafty this Christmas and join us at Solas to make some fabulous Christmas macrame decorations.

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5th December @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Emily Lalor, aka The Flower Witch, invites you to an afternoon of relaxing, festive wreath making.

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5th December @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Plenty of stalls and Christmas Cheer at the Mountrath Community Forum Outdoor Christmas Market.

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€79

Festive Wreath Making Classes followed by festive treats.

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5th December @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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€22.50

We are delighted to welcome back Sarah from Make and Create to show us how to create mini yarn wrapped Christmas trees.

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5th December @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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€22.50

We are delighted to welcome back Sarah from Make and Create to show us how to create mini yarn wrapped Christmas trees.

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5th December @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Timahoe Heritage Centre is hosting a Christmas fair and official switch on of the Village Christmas lights.

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5th December @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grapple kings returns with its 6th event and its biggest to date.

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7th December @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €14 – €16

Join Keith Walsh on a journey of introspection and exploration, as he locates his demons and traumas in order to try and find the real person underneath the fuzzy mess of stress.

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