Whats On In Laois - Festivals & Events

Our guide to just some of the amazing events and festivals taking place in and near Laois.

  • Durrow Scarecrow Festival

    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 […]

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  • Tullamore Show

    Tullamore Show

    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 […]

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  • Electric Picnic

    Electric Picnic

    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 […]

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  • Laois Pride Festival

    Laois Pride Festival

    Date:4 September 2023 - 10 September 2023
    Location:Portlaoise, Co. Laois

    Laois Pride Week is back, bigger, and more colourful than ever, and we invite you to be a part of this fantastic event! From 4th to 10th September 2023, the city of Portlaoise will come alive with a week-long extravaganza! During the festival, the heart of Portlaoise will be transformed into a spectacle of love, […]

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  • The National Ploughing Championships

    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 […]

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