Celebrating the Heritage of Lutyens’ Heywood Gardens, and Ballinakill Village, Co. Laois
You’re Welcome to Celebrate with Us
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 25 festivals held throughout the county every year, 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. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…
This family friendly festival has everything and is jam packed with things to do every day. Come and see the amazing scarecrows that take over the village, enjoy artisan food markets, craft workshops, daily entertainment and lots and lots of things for children to do
Visit Laois this August and wander The Twin Trees Festival, a three day outdoor painting event taking place in Heywood Gardens on day one, the woodlands and lakes on day two and Ballinakill Village on day three. With past participants and new artists on the scene, we welcome all to visit Laois to see the very picturesque Ballinakill on canvas. Let's celebrate art and culture in Laois.
A weekend celebrating words, written, spoken, acted, and sung! Writing Workshops, Open Mic's, Theatre, Children's Events, Music, Walks, Talks and much more, all happening in Abbeyleix Town.
The National Ploughing Championships will return to Ratheniska in 2023, taking place from September 19th to 21st. Attracting an annual attendance of almost 300,000 this spectacular annual “Farming Festival” has it all.