Festivals and Events Offaly and Laois 2024
For an alternative to the big Dublin Parade join one of the local parades in Offaly or Tullamore or Kilcormac.
March 22nd to 24th 2024
20th and 21st April 2024
A weekend of great walks and mighty fun in the Sieve Bloom Mountains Choice of 9 walks from 6k – 13k over 3 days. In the evenings enjoy candlelit dinners, music in local pubs.
Nightly Ceilis, Set Dancing and Sean Nos Dancing Workshops Castletown Co Laois
Contact 086 3440388 www.halfdoorclub.org,
The lighting of the Uisneach beacon fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique ‘fire eye’ with Uisneach being the pupil. This heralded the coming of summer. Details www.uisneach.ie.
An action packed programme of music, heritage & traditional games
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.
Kilbeggan Races 2nd and 17th June 2024
A sociable walking weekend exploring the flora and fauna of the Midlands while walking in the company of local walking guides. Suitable for families. For details and accommodation E-mail email@example.com
For seven days in July, the picturesque heritage town of Birr, Co. Offaly, a haven of Georgian elegance, will play host to an ensemble of playwrights, producers, actors and directors, all working towards one goal – to produce outstanding new Irish plays in seven fun-filled days. Check out their website www.scriptsireland.com for updates and programme.
Midlands National & Best Dressed Lady Competition
A wide variety of vintage themed events & modern entertainment throughout the festival Street Theatre
Visual Arts, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Theatre, Children’s Events and lots more for all the family
Culture, tradition, competition, entertainment, exhibitions all rolled in to one. Great event for all the family.
The rolling lawns of Stradbally Hall provide the perfect setting for a feast of eclectic music, entertainment and food. The ancestral home of the Cosby family is a picturesque 600 acre estate with its own lake, surrounded by ancient oak and chestnut trees. Situated just an hour from Dublin it is nonetheless in the heart of the country in the quaint little town of Stradbally Co Laois.
Ardmore Country House B&B less than an hour from the site. Off road free parking. Early Breakfast. https://www.kinnitty.com
A full week of art mayhem in Clara, Birr and Edenderry during half term break. The festival introduces children to a range of different art forms. Check out www.hullabaloofestival.ie for all the events and booking
It is one of Europe’s oldest and largest Horse Fairs, dating back to the 18th century. This annual event attracts up to 80,000 visitors from all over the world, with many returning to the town year after year.
Competition to pick out winner of National title of Queen Of The Land. Weekend full of entertainment with live bands and DJ.