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Festivals and Events Offaly and Laois 2024


March 2024 

Tullamore Trad Fest  2024

March 22nd to 24th 2024

April 2024

Slieve Bloom Mountain Biking Festival 2024

20th and 21st April 2024

 Kilbeggan Races Thursday 25th  April 2024 

Offaly Fleadh Cheoil April 2024

May 2024

 Slieve Bloom Walking Festival Saturday 4th May to Monday 6th 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.


Annual Half Door Club International Set Dancing Festival  May  4th-6th  2024

Nightly Ceilis, Set Dancing and Sean Nos Dancing Workshops Castletown Co Laois 

Contact 086 3440388,  

Hill of Uisneach Saturday 11th May 2024

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

Kilbeggan Races Friday  17th May  2024

 June 2024

 Clareen Traditional Festival June 2024

An action packed programme of music, heritage & traditional games

 Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally May 31st June 2nd  2024

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

July 2024

Laois Walks Festival 1st -31st July 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

 Forest Fest Music and Arts  festival Emo Woods 19th-21st July 2024

Scripts Irelands Playwriting Festival

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 for updates and programme.

Offaly Biodiversity Summer School  2024 with Dr John Feehan

Kilbeggan Races Friday 12th  and 26th July 2024

Midlands National & Best Dressed Lady Competition


Birr Vintage week & Arts Festival 2nd to 10th August 2024

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 

Kilbeggan Races Saturday 10th August 2024

Tullamore National Livestock  Show Sunday  11th August 2024

Culture, tradition, competition, entertainment, exhibitions all rolled in to one. Great event for all the family.

Electric Picnic Stradbally-  16th-18th August 2024

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.

Heritage Week 17th -24th August 2024


National Ploughing Championship 17th-19th September 2024

Ardmore Country House B&B less than an hour from the site. Off road free parking. Early Breakfast. 

Kilbeggan Races Friday 6th September  2024

October 2024

Hullabaloo! Offaly Children’s Art Festival 30th October to November 2nd 2024

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 for all the events and booking

Ballinasloe International October Horse Fair & Festival 5th to 10th October 2024

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.

 Offline Film Festival Birr 9th-13th  October 2024 

Queen of the Land Festival. November 2024 Tullamore.

Competition to pick out winner of National title of Queen Of The Land. Weekend full of entertainment with live bands and DJ.

St Patrick’s Festival March  2025

For an alternative to the big Dublin Parade join one of the local parades in Offaly or Tullamore or Kilcormac.

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