Our guide to just some of the amazing events and festivals taking place in and near Laois.
Whats On In Laois - Festivals & Events
Timahoe Heritage Festival
Date: 3 June 2023 - 4 June 2023 Location: Timahoe, Co. Laois
Step into the time machine and join us for a whirlwind adventure through the centuries at the Timahoe Heritage Festival on June 3rd & 4th, 2023! Get ready to explore the captivating history of this Co. Laois village, where tales of monks, monasteries, Vikings, famines, and the War of Independence await. We’re bringing history to […]
The Old Fort Festival
Date: 23 June 2023 - 25 June 2023 Location: Main Street, Portlaoise. Co. Laois
Get ready to rock and roll, folks, because the Old Forte Festival is back and better than ever!
The Folly Festival
Date: 7 July 2023 - 8 July 2023 Location: Cullohill Castle, Co. Laois
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and get ready to be amazed because the one and only Folly Festival is back in town! Mark your calendars for July 7th & 8th, 2023 because this is one wild and wonderful weekend you don’t want to miss. Picture this: an intimate village venue nestled beneath the majestic […]
Forest Fest Festival
Date: 21 July 2023 - 23 July 2023 Location: Emo Park, Co. Laois
Get ready to unleash your inner nature-loving music aficionado because Forest Fest 2023 is just around the corner! From July 21st to July 23rd, Emo Village will transform into a magical wonderland where music and arts blend harmoniously with the lush greenery. Trust us, this is not your average run-of-the-mill festival – it’s a summertime […]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival
Date: 30 July 2023 - 7 August 2023 Location: Durrow, Co. Laois.
Brace yourselves for an enchanting week filled with laughter, creativity, and memorable experiences. Join the fun in the beautiful village of Durrow as we witness an invasion of extraordinary scarecrows, indulge in delicious artisanal food, unleash our artistic sides in craft workshops, and immerse ourselves in a plethora of activities for the whole family. Prepare […]
Date: 13 August 2023 Location: The Butterfield Estate.
In the early 1990’s, a small group of people met with the idea of reviving the agricultural show in Tullamore, it was the only large town in the midlands that did not have a show of its’ own at that time and it had been 53 years since the last show had taken place. The […]
Date: 1 September 2023 - 3 September 2023 Location: Stradbally, Co. Laois
Experience the Magic of Electric Picnic 2023 at Maldron Hotel Portlaoise! Did you get tickets and looking forward for an unforgettable weekend filled with music, art, and non-stop fun? Electric Picnic, Ireland’s largest music and arts festival, taking place from September 1st to 3rd, 2023, at Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois. Electric Picnic has gained […]
The National Ploughing Championships
Date: 19 September 2023 - 21 September 2023 Location: Ratheniska, Co. Laois
The National Ploughing Championships is one of Europe’s largest outdoor exhibitions and agricultural Trade Shows that shouldn’t be missed. The event attracts on average 1,100 exhibitors and 189,000 visitors every year. If you’re looking for accommodation near the National Ploughing Championships. Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is ideal for you. Showcasing Irish food, farming and culture, The […]