Birr Castle Hot Air Ballooning

Birr Balloon

The 50th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships takes place in Birr, Co Offaly, from Saturday 24th to Friday 30th September 2022. The skies above the town will be filled with Hot Air Balloons in a brilliant display for all the family. Balloons are scheduled to launch twice each day, weather permitting, at approximately 7:30am and […]

Culture Night 2022

culture night choir

Culture Night is one of the biggest nights in the Arts calendar, we take a look at what’s happening in the Midlands this year. OFFALY are be central to RTÉ’s Culture Night special. They broadcast live from Lough Boora Discovery Park on RTÉ One. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a selection of guest artists perform. […]

Ploughing 2022 opens in Ratheniska

Ploughing 2022

All roads lead to Ratheniska, Co. Laois for the next 3 days, as the Midlands plays host to the National Ploughing Association / Championships and World Ploughing Championships 2022. With 300,000 visitors due to attend over the course of the event, it’s one of the biggest events in the country, with up to 1,700 exhibitions […]

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

violin on brown wooden table

The World’s largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance attracts over 500,000 visitors each year. Currently hosted in its spiritual home of Mullingar, the week-long event is like nothing else in Ireland.

Electric Picnic

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Ireland’s premier 3 day music and arts festival, 70,000 revelers descend on the beautiful surroundings of Stradbally Hall for the annual event. The Picnic has been described as “Ireland’s version of Glastonbury” with its history including international acts such as Kraftwerk, Röyksopp, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, New Order, Björk, Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, The Stooges, […]

National Ploughing Championships

tractor ploughing up the field

The annual event attracts crowds of up 300,000, as the largest agricultural event in Europe. The 3 day festival is about so much more than just Ploughing, celebrating the very best of Ireland from the heart of the county in Co. Laois.