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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…

Crow Black Chicken At Kavanaghs

A welcome return to Kavanaghs for Crow Black Chicken, headlining a night of Blues rock  where they will be featuring some brand new material as well as their acclaimed back catalogue.


Choons At Kavanaghs Bar And Venue

Choons are the hottest property on the live circuit and their new, must-see show that blitzes thru 4 decades of dance-pop anthems has been packing out venues and tearing up festivals nationwide since they burst […]


The Jury At Kavanaghs

Kavanaghs are delighted to announce that The Jury will be back again for another Sunday session in September. This will be a perfect way to finish off the weekend in style with some old friends […]


Edwin Sammon of Knowledge

Edwin Sammon, the award-winning comedian known for his role as Father Gabriel in RTÉ's Bridget and Eamon, is back with a brand new comedy show. Join Edwin as he takes on topics such as the best drugs […]


Jar Of Dirt A Tribute to Alice in Chains

Jar Of Dirt - Ireland's premier Alice In Chains tribute act featuring members from Creep and Ritual Effect. This Promises to be a great night of classic tunes and we are super exited to have […]


John Colleary Loud & Colleary

Apart from being one of the most in-demand comics in the land, John Colleary has also co-written and starred in IFTA nominated shows, The Savage Eye and Irish Pictorial Weekly. John spent much of 2022 […]


Smash Hits At Kavanaghs Bar And Venue

Smash Hits are a unique, entertaining tribute to the golden era of early 90s dance, pop and R‘n’B. This Dublin six-piece is comprised of experienced musicians performing the best of classic 90s tracks from acclaimed […]


Reginald D. Hunter At Kavanaghs

In these supercharged socio-political times the challenge is more and more becoming separating what’s true and what’s real. Lucille Hunter proudly proclaimed It’s easy to see through shit, the hard part is pretending you haven’t. […]


Electric Dreams At Kavanaghs Bar And Venue

As the go-to, feelgood, party group on the wedding, corporate and private party circuit, Electric Dreams celebrate the smash hits of the glorious 80s with a thumping set of timeless, singalong pop classics from chart-toppers […]


Transmitter At Kavanaghs Bar And Venue

Kavanaghs are delighted to announce that Transmitter will be making a welcome return in October. This high-energy pop-rock quartet will be igniting the stage and this will be the perfect way to round off the […]


Tom O Mahony Thick Enough

Comedian Tom O'Mahony brings his brand new show 'THICK ENOUGH' to Kavanagh's Comedy Club, Portlaoise. Tom O'Mahony is one of the busiest headline acts in the country. He has starred in shows like Damo & […]


The Year Grunge Broke

Celebrate the very best of Grunge and ’90s Alternative Rock with The Year Grunge Broke. A full band show playing the music of Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, […]


Immigration Is a Joke Comedy Show

For the first time in Irish Comedy history, three of Ireland's top foreign comedians are coming together to perform a stand up comedy show in every county in Ireland. Performed by Neil Green, Malinda Perera […]


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 […]


Vendetta Love

Vendetta Love are the most exciting and dangerous band in Ireland, right now. The band consists of four rockers from county Laois, who are heavily influenced by Seattle grunge and 90's alt rock in their […]


Wild Youth At Kavanaghs Bar and Venue

We are delighted to announce Wild Youth returns to the Kavanaghs stage in December.  A constant mainstay on Irish airwaves and music charts since their debut in 2017, Wild Youth’s burgeoning international appeal has seen them […]


James O’Connor & Band

Kavanaghs Bar and Venue are delighted to announce James O Connor and his back will be live in the courtyard this December. James O’Connor is an Irish folk singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist. Creatively influenced […]


Ruaile Buaile At Kavanaghs Bar and Venue

Ruaile Buaile are a young Irish based four piece modern day Trad / Pop / Folk group from Offaly. From a small start to the world stage in only a few short years Ruaile Buaile […]