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What’s On Guide

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

Art Exhibition at Abbeyleix Library

A solo exhibition of pen drawings and watercolours by Abbeyleix native and Anthology owner, Alison McEvoy is now on in Abbeyleix library. Her work is inspired by nature, trees and textures, the delicate yet vibrant […]


Street Moments Photographic Exhibition

The gallery in Mountmellick Library is delighted to host a photographic exhibition by local photographer Kevin Byrne for the month of May-all are welcome to view the exhibition during library opening hours. Kevin covers all […]


Apple Blossom Holistic Zen Fem

Zen meditation is a mindfulness practice that aims to help you cultivate awareness while remaining calm. This technique focuses on the present moment, guiding people to a deeper understanding of their minds and emotions through […]


Free Harp Lessons at Abbeyleix Library

To celebrate Crinniú na nÓg, the library is hosting harp workshops with Siobhan Buckley. Learn basic techniques and find your way around the harp playing tunes you will recognise. Through different musical games, we will […]


Creative Ireland Laois Workshops

In keeping with the ethos of Cruinnú na nÓg the extremely talented junior photographer and local wildlife expert Rossa Bracken will deliver a number of child led fun workshops. These workshops will include an exciting […]


Magpies on the Pylon By Michael Collins

Laois Traveller Action Group presents this outstanding play, Magpies on the Pylon, written and performed by Michel Collins, to celebrate Traveller Pride Week. Jim, a Traveller father, is struggling to cope with the suicide of […]


The Zone of Interest

In the grounds of Auschwitz, commandant Rudolf Höss and his family live in luxury. As unspeakable atrocities unfold in the concentration camp, the family members go about their lives, wilfully ignoring the ever-present sounds of […]


Laois Alzheimer Cafe

Alzheimer Cafes provide a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends and social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas and learnings. The Café is based on an international […]


The Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run 2024

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

Internal Beauty Art Exhibition

Mary Ryan is a fine art painter currently studying a BA honours at Limerick School Of Art and Design. Mary specializes in figurative works that playfully depict a contemporary abstract style. This exhibition will open […]


Metal Mania at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue

Metalmania covering the rock and metal classics of yesteryear with a blistering twin guitar attack and thunderous rhythm section and a rock monster on vox. Banging out all the classics from Iron Maiden, Metallica, Anthrax, […]


Timahoe Heritage Festival

Are you a fan of history? Discover the uncovered story of Vikings in Laois at the Timahoe Heritage Festival!  Timahoe Heritage Festival This event is all about sharing the story of an interesting little village […]

Raven Pottery at the Timahoe Heritage Festival

At the Timahoe Heritage Festival on June 1st & 2nd, visitors will have the unique opportunity to delve into the world of pottery with Jaqui Wright from Raven Pottery. With a lifetime dedicated to the […]


Walking For Hope Fundraiser

A group of students from Dunamase College are set to travel to India on an immersion programme in Kolkata. The event titled Walk for Hope is a family friendly, group walk through Emo Court which […]


Coin Striking Workshop Timahoe Heritage Festival

Throughout the day the children will get to see our Viking Coin Making Workshop where we will demonstrate how Ireland's first coin was minted while learning all about ancient trade and commerce in medieval Ireland. […]


The Big Dig Timahoe Heritage Festival

Throughout the day we will be exploring the past through our Viking House excavation workshop - The Big Dig. This innovative product allows children to explore the Viking world through a simulated and controlled archaeology […]


Bead Making Workshop Timahoe Heritage Festival

Children will learn about ancient craft of glass bead making and will create and design their own necklaces or bracelets to take home using an easy to use polymer clay. Our workshops are original and […]


Viking & Medieval Cooking Display

Experience the taste of history with our Viking/Medieval cooking display! Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of the ancient world as our skilled chefs recreate authentic Viking and Medieval dishes using traditional ingredients […]


Rune Reading at the Timahoe Heritage Festival

Experience the magic and mystery of rune reading at the Timahoe Heritage Festival. Join our expert rune reader as they guide you through the ancient art of divination using traditional Nordic and Germanic runes. Discover […]