Whats On In Laois - Festivals & Events

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

  • The Old Forth Quarter Festival Portlaoise

    The Old Forth Quarter Festival Portlaoise

    • Date: 22 June 2018 - 24 June 2018

    The Old Forth Quarter Festival returns to Portlaoise for its third year. There  will be plenty of family entertainment, local heritage events and fantastic musical arts.

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  • Durrow Scarecrow Festival

    Durrow Scarecrow Festival

    • Date: 29 July 2018 - 6 August 2018

    Yearly Durrow holds a nine day festival with approximately 300 scarecrows located in the village of Durrow. The festival includes a daily line up of...

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  • Tullamore Show

    Tullamore Show

    • Date: 12 August 2018
    • Location: Tullamore, Co. Offaly

    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...

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  • Electric Picnic 2018

    Electric Picnic 2018

    • Date: 31 August 2018 - 2 September 2018
    • Location: Stradbally, Co. Laois

    Electric Picnic will take place from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September.  It’s an annual arts-and-music festival which has been staged since 2004 at...

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  • The National Ploughing Championships

    The National Ploughing Championships

    • Date: 18 September 2018 - 20 September 2018
    • Location: Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

    An event not to be missed. The National Ploughing Championships is one of Europe’s largest outdoor exhibitions and agricultural Trade Shows. The festival attracts on...

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