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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!

Summer Stars Events In Libraries Around Laois

Summer Stars is the free national reading programme that takes place in all public libraries between 7th June – 31st August. Pop into Portlaoise Library on Friday, 7th June for the launch of this years […]


Refugee Week Ireland Laois Events

As we look forward to celebrating Irish Refugee Week, June 17 to 23, we are excited to demonstrate our solidarity with refugees by providing a platform for them to share their stories. Events will be taking […]


Family Art Workshop

Aisling Brennan is a mixed media artist currently exploring the use of natural materials in art making. Aisling also has experience working in education, as an Art Therapist and Chairperson of Irish Association of Creative […]


Swifties Friendship Bracelet Craft Session

Laois libraries are having a bit of a Taylor Swift fest this June. Check out our event that takes place in Mountmellick Library and will be suitable for children from the age of seven upwards. […]


Taylor Swift Themed Disco

Didn't get tickets for the actual concert? Don't worry come along to Mountrath Library for our very own Taylor Swift Disco. Dress up in your 'Swiftiest' outfit and come learn some Taylor dance moves , […]


Old Fort Festival Interactive History Show

Join Dylan Nolan for an interactive history show at Portlaoise Library during The Old Fort Quarter Festival. Children will be entertained and educated on medieval Laois with the use of replica weapons, armour and storytelling. […]


Botany for Kids at Portlaoise Library

Do you want to give your children an exciting, hands-on experience with learning about botany that is sure to pique their interest. They will learn about seeds and seed anatomy in our gardening workshop, make […]


Bee Habitat Workshop at Portlaoise Library

Portlaoise Library are delighted to host a Bee Habitat workshop with Anyone for Science. Learn about the different types of bees that visit your garden. Use this knowledge to create a bee house to help […]


Teenager Activity Day 2 with Midland Escape 2024

This will be the second action-packed activity day for Teenagers Aged 13-19 years. Half the group will Paddle Board whilst the other half will Cycle. After the break the groups will switch so everyone will […]