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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…

Laois Farmers Market

When you buy from a local business, you're supporting the dreams and livelihoods of your neighbours. So next time you're in the market for something, consider going to buy at the farmer's market for the […]

Ballyroan Playgroup

We've toys for all ages from soft play to cars, arts and crafts to dress up there's something for everyone. All kids under 4yrs welcome with their adult. We'll have morning tea ready for adults […]


Parent & Child Botanical Bath Salt Crafting Workshop

Embark on a heart-warming journey of creativity and connection with our Parent & child Bath Salt crafting workshop—a special experience designed for parents and children to bond while crafting their own enchanting botanical bath salts. […]


Coffee Mornings With Laois Partnership

We will be having a Coffee Morning on Friday and this will continue every Friday for a while. Call in and have a Tea or Coffee and a friendly chat with us some Friday morning.


Aingeala Flannery Writer’s Workshop For Adults

Aingeala Flannery is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She has completed an MFA in Creative Writing at University College Dublin. Her short story Visiting Hours was the winner of the 2019 Harper’s Bazaar Short Story […]


Festive Sunday at The Maldron Hotel

Treat your family to a delightful experience at Grain & Grill restaurant and bar on December 10th & 17th. Santa himself is hosting our enchanting Sunday Carvery Lunch. Kids get a special gift from Santa […]

€18 – €22

Saolta Showcase 2023

Join us for an exciting event, the Saolta Showcase 2023. Get ready to immerse yourself in an afternoon filled with learning, creativity, and inspiration. At the Saolta Showcase 2023, you'll have the opportunity to hear […]


Taste the Pain Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute

Celebrating the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, spanning twelve studio albums across nearly forty years, Taste The Pain are an exciting and energetic tribute to the titans of LA Funk Rock. Foregoing the […]


Pilates with Sabrina Women’s Programme

Pilates will be a 6 week flexibility programme with Sabrina in Killenard Community Centre. These are intended for women aged 18 years and over to develop on their flexibility. No experience of Pilates is necessary […]


Magnetic Tiles Play Mornings At Mountrath Library

Introducing our new Magnetic Tiles play mornings at Mountrath Library. Drop in and wow us with your imaginative building creations and designs! No booking required just come along on Saturdays mornings.


Abbeyleix Farmers Market

The weekly Farmers Market held every Sat morning in Market Square. The market area continues to offer a wide range of fresh locally produced products ranging from fresh fish, vegetables, breads, meats and home baking.

Stand By Me, Spoken Word Event with Ann-Marie Kelly

Broadcaster Ann Marie Kelly brings together a collection of voices of all ages to speak under the theme Stand by me.  The lunchtime gathering will tell stories about friendship, loyalty and overcoming. Sharing stories and […]


Cocktail Classes With Fintan

Looking for plans for your next girls night out? Don't miss out on Fintan's Cocktails in Sally's Portlaoise. We will be hosting an open cocktail class, come along and learn how to make, shake and […]


Tiny Giants At Lilly’s Bar Portlaoise

Lilly's Bar Portlaoise are delighted to announce that this coming Saturday we will have all the way from Limerick the very talented Tiny Giants Band to keep you all entertained throughout the night. We cant […]


The AJs At The Horseshoe Inn

The Horseshoe Inn are delighted to announce that this coming Saturday night we will have the very talented band the AJs making their first appearance here. This will be a night that you will not […]


Shoe the Donkey At The Brewery

This Saturday night The Brewery Rathdowney are delighted to bring Dwain Casey, Anna Mary Donaghy and Tony O Hara, brother of hunger Striker, Patsy o Hara to Rathdowney. These boys are not to be missed […]


Tinnahinch/Capard Walk

The Ridge of Capard offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. At almost 500m above the surrounding flat countryside, the wild windswept ridge is home to a vast array of wild plant and […]


Wildflowers in Watercolour Painting Class

Join artist Jacinta Hughes as she guides you through the steps to create a beautiful Wildflower Watercolour painting. Jacinta will show you the techniques & processes of watercolour painting. All materials are provided on the […]


Bric A Brac Sale

You are all invited to come along to the Old School Hall in Ballinakill this coming Sunday for our Bric A Brac Sale. There will be plenty of items on display for sale and some […]


Emo Art and Craft Fair

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further than the  Art and Craft Fair at Emo Community Centre! The Iconic Art and Craft Fair is Back, Featuring Hundreds of Designers, […]