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Bank Holiday Breaks in Portlaoise

Looking for a bank holiday break? Then look no further than the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise.

Book your bank holiday escape at the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise. Our hotel is centrally located in the heart of Ireland, only 50 minutes by car from Dublin, 2 hours from Belfast and just over 1 hour from Cork. Set among the beautiful Laois countryside, there are an abundance of activities in the Portlaoise area.

Activities include the nearby Roll and Bowl entertainment centre, Emo Court and Gardens, Heywood Gardens, Timahoe Round Towers, Barrowline Bike Rental, Birr Castle, Kildare National Stud and Gardens and not forgetting a stroll around the amazing Slieve Bloom Mountains. 

For the shopping enthusiast, Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping boutique is only 20 minutes by car from Portlaoise and just off exit 13 on the M7 Motorway. The chic outlet offers authentic previous seasons collections of Irish and International brands with savings of up to 70% on the recommended retail price. Kildare Village is open seven days a week all year round so there’s no excuse not to visit. With big brands such as Hugo Boss, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Turner, Kate Spade Bags to name just a few. With a range of restaurants and cafes, Kildare Village has become a destination of choice for visitors both young and old who are seeking a superior shopping experience and an enjoyable day out. We have teamed up with Kildare Village to offer you an exclusive VIP discount when staying in the hotel. Once you have booked your overnight stay just mention to reception on check-in to avail of your exclusive VIP discount shopping card.

Visiting for the October Bank Holiday? Portlaoise town comes alive over the October Bank Holiday weekend when Kavanaghs comedy Club hosts some of the best known comedians Ireland has to offer.

As a guest in the hotel you will have full access to our leisure facilities. Relax in our 20 meter pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi or for the more adventurous why not try a workout in our gym with over 20 pieces of cardiovascular equipment. Complimentary car parking and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Relax after a long day in Body and Soul therapy rooms where our experienced therapists work hard to ensure you enjoy all they have on offer.

View Body and Soul Brochure here

View Body and Soul Packages here

Advance booking is advised (057) 8695933


2 Night Break


  • 2 night’s Bed and Breakfast
  • 4 course evening meal on a night of your choice
  • VIP Kildare Village Discount card

from only €99 per person sharing or enjoy

Book your 2 night break here


1 Night Break


  • 1 night Bed and Breakfast
  • 4 course evening meal
 from only €59 per person sharing

Book your 1 Night Break here


Fab Friday


  • 1 night Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 course evening meal 

for only €49 per person sharing

Book Fab Friday offer here


See all our leisure offers here


*Please enquire directly at the hotel for more information on price & discounts (057) 8685900 or email