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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…

All Day

Absolute Beginner Krav Maga Course

A Super course and Krav Maga Self Defence experience. You won't find a better all round course anywhere. Basic level of fitness required, Physically and Mentally Challenging. You'll will gain a whole new set of […]

€80

Fadó Faces At Bloom HQ

To celebrate the diverse and amazing talented people around us, we are launching The Gallery of Divine Inspirations on Culture Night 2023. Fadó Faces will be the first of many artistic showcases on show in […]

FREE

Ragged Trousers Art Exhibition

Ragged Trousers is an exhibition of new paintings by Paddy Critchley. The artist is interested in the representation of working-class life and in highlighting common issues facing many people in Ireland today. Himself a house-painter, […]

FREE

Inclusive Activity Day Portlaoise

Laois Sports Partnership will be holding a four week multi activity programme for all abilities and everyone is welcome to come along and take part. The events are fun, engaging and can be adapted to […]

FREE

Aileen Donovan Art Exhibition

Aileen Donovan's latest art exhibition will be on display throughout the month of October. This will be a chance to view the paintings of a talented Laois artist. The exhibition will launch on the 3rd […]

FREE

Wednesday Open Singles

Our Wednesday Open Singles is back this month. They will be taking place every Wednesday during the month and everybody is welcome to come along and take part.

€20

Circus Gerbola Portlaoise

Ireland's leading circus for family entertainment is back in town. Hold onto your seats and get ready to embark on a spectacular journey of entertainment suited for friends and families of all ages. Our eye-popping […]

€15 – €23
Ongoing

Beginners Pilates & Improvers

This class is suitable for people with some or a high level of Pilates or with a good level of fitness and early risers. It is best to wear tight fitting, comfortable clothing in order […]

€40

Vision Impaired Swimming Portlaoise

Vision Impaired swimming lessons returning to Portlaoise this September for children aged 5 - 17 years. Swimming can be an excellent sport for individuals who are blind or low vision. It has been practiced for […]

€35

Mature Movers 50+ Gym Class

A special morning class for those 50+ to work on mobility, flexibility, balance, strength, a little endurance and loads of fun. These classes will be taking place every Monday and Wednesday morning, places are limited […]

€60

Arts & Crafts Classes For Kids

Coming in September there will be Art and Craft classes for kids. This will be suitable for boys and girls between the ages of seven and twelve. These classes will include Life Drawing, Painting, Clay, […]

€30

Beginners Yoga At Portarlington Community Centre

This class will be a beginner's class and the intention is to build a community of support and connection, to hold space for people to slow down the pace of life, to reconnect with themselves […]

French Classes At Portlaoise Library

Have you always wanted to learn a language or do you just fancy trying something new? Why not join us at Portlaoise Library as we welcome Aurélie Le Moine for free weekly French classes. These […]

FREE

The Wonder Years Lego Club

Delighted to announce our next round of Lego club which will run for six weeks for boys and girls between the ages of five and twelve will be starting shortly. We will have some Lego […]

€8

Happy Interactions Baby Playgroup

Portarlington Community Centre are delighted to announce Happy Interactions Baby Playgroup will be starting here in September. Happy Interactions Baby Playgroup is suitable for ages 0 - 15 months. Play opportunities, Sensory experiences, Interactions and […]

€40

Activator Poles Walking Programme

Activator Pole walking is a fit Walk Ireland Programme which  focuses on promoting long term fitness and independence through increasing balance and functionality. This four week programme  is suitable to all levels of fitness each […]

FREE

Yoga in Shanahoe with Mary Kavanagh Yoga

Start your week well with Monday morning yoga. An hour for yourself to gently wake up the body, to calm the mind, and leave you ready for the week ahead. No previous yoga experience is […]

€50

Wellbeing Programme For Over 55

A six week programme will take place in Cullohill Community Centre to help older people to stay fit and well throughout their retirement. This will be a chance to make new connections, have fun and […]

€10

Green Gym Taster Session For Older Adults

Taster session for older adults at the newly developed outdoor green gym in Annanough GAA. The session will be led by Tommy Delaney and participants will receive a free Green Gym User Guide. Tommy will […]

FREE

Bridge Club At The Castle Arms Hotel

Durrow Bridge Club have resumed their Bridge nights in the Castle Arms Hotel. All are most welcome we look forward to seeing some new faces join us in the coming weeks.

The Square Bar Quiz

We have our weekly quiz tonight with Midlands 103 Radio host Keith Shanley. Come and see if you have what it takes to win. See you all there for a fun filled night.