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Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run

Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.

2nd June to 5th June 2017

The Gordon Bennett Cup was held annually between 1900 and 1905, and in 1903 made its way to Ireland, as racing wasn't then permitted in Great Britain. 

The location for the race was much debated, with Laois (then called Queen's County) a frontrunner alongside Kildare. Kildare won out, but Laois remembers Gordon Bennett and his need for speed with the Gordon Bennett Vintage Rally. In fact, British racing green was co-opted by Britain as a nod to Ireland's shamrock green because of the country's role in bringing racing to the union.

This rally brings together vintage car aficionados for one weekend only, so whether you want to poodle along in your Daimler or buff your Jag for a speedy nip around the midlands countryside, you'll have a wonderful time channeling your inner Dick Dastardly or Penelope Pitstop.  

Conal Gallen stars in HOW'S YOUR FATHER?
Time: 30th September 2017 at 8:00 pm
Life Science Career Opportunities - Biopharma, MedTech Engineering Fair
Time: 28th September 2017 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Laois International Golf Challenge 2017
This Laois International Golf Challenge is an Annual Event that takes place every year.It is a joint Tourism / Golf initiative which is organised by a voluntary committee and supported by the seven golf clubs in Laois. The event has been running for more than ten years and each year grows from strenght to strenght.
Time: 26th September to 28th September 2017
Laois International Golf Challenge 2017
This Laois International Golf Challenge is an Annual Event that takes place every year.It is a joint Tourism / Golf initiative which is organised by a voluntary committee and supported by the seven golf clubs in Laois. The event has been running for more than ten years and each year grows from strenght to strenght.
Time: 26th September to 28th September 2017


The Secret Scripture

Time: 26th September 2017 at 8:00 pm
Laois International Golf Challenge 2017
This Laois International Golf Challenge is an Annual Event that takes place every year.It is a joint Tourism / Golf initiative which is organised by a voluntary committee and supported by the seven golf clubs in Laois. The event has been running for more than ten years and each year grows from strenght to strenght.
Time: 26th September to 28th September 2017
Culture Night
Switch on Culture Night with venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland as they open their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture.
Time: 22nd September 2017


DNA
presented by Backstage Theatre Canal Studio productions in assoc with Backstage Youth Theatre
Time: 21st September at 8:00 pm to 23rd September 2017
DNA
presented by Backstage Theatre Canal Studio productions in assoc with Backstage Youth Theatre
Time: 21st September at 8:00 pm to 23rd September 2017


National Ploughing Championships
Time: 19th September to 21st September 2017
DNA
presented by Backstage Theatre Canal Studio productions in assoc with Backstage Youth Theatre
Time: 21st September at 8:00 pm to 23rd September 2017
National Ploughing Championships
Time: 19th September to 21st September 2017
The Whistling Girl
New cabaret/speakeasy show
Time: 16th September 2017 at 8:00 pm
Humours of Bandon
Time: 15th September 2017 at 8:00 pm
Anam
brings together the skills of five world-class step dancers from the US, Canada and Ireland in an exhilarating fusion of hard shoe step http://www.backstage.ie/events
Time: 14th September 2017 at 8:00 pm
WILL YOU REMEMBER?
The story of Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy Starring Sandra Oman & Simon Morgan
Time: 9th September 2017 at 8:00 pm
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