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Event Registration extended to Friday, 7th June for Heritage Week 2019
Pastimes | Past Times Due to high levels of interest in Heritage Week 2019, the deadline for events to be included in the printed event guide has been extended to Friday, 7th June. www.heritageweek.ie.
Time: 1st June to 7th June 2019
50th Anniversary Celebrations of Apollo’s Moon Landing at Birr Castle
Join in the wonderful celebrations on the remarkable achievements of the Apollo’s 11 mission at Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre this July.
Time: 20th July 2019 at 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm


That Beats Banagher Festival 2019
That Beats Banagher festival takes place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of July. It is an annual festival focused around the river Shannon and the rich history of the town of Banagher. Each year the festival includes events of historical and cultural significance, workshops and demonstrations, and leisure events on the Shannon.
Time: 20th July to 21st July 2019
Riverfest 2019
Headlines:- Friday - Mack Fleetwood, Saturday - Hudson Taylor, Sunday- Chasing Abbey. Other bands include:- Refuge, Fallen Lights and Many More. one day and two day tickets available from www.lukersbar.com
Time: 14th June to 16th June 2019
Riverfest 2019
Headlines:- Friday - Mack Fleetwood, Saturday - Hudson Taylor, Sunday- Chasing Abbey. Other bands include:- Refuge, Fallen Lights and Many More. one day and two day tickets available from www.lukersbar.com
Time: 14th June to 16th June 2019


Cruinniú na nÓg, a national day of free creativity for children and younger people under 18.
Check out https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/events/location/offaly/ for all the events in the Offaly Libraries on Saturday 15th June. Workshops will have limited spaces so booking is essential.
Time: 15th June 2019 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Old Fort Quarter Festival 2019
4th Annual Street Festival in Portlaoise - Celebrating the Heritage of the Old Fort of Maryborough Headline Acts: Fri 28 June: Abbaesque, Qween Sat 29 June: King Kong Company, Pogueology Sun 30 June: Smash Hits, Transmitter
Time: 28th June to 30th June 2019
Calling Techy Kids ...Brick Flicks, animation workshop!
Brick Flicks Wed 17 – Friday 19 July, Age strictly 9+ What if your favourite LEGO Minifigure came to life and saved the day? What if they defeated a foe, sailed the high seas or flew through the sky? What if we could show you how to make that happen? Well - we can! By using the magical art of stop motion animation!! Our tutors LOVE stop motion animation and they will help you make amazing Brick Flicks that we will share on our own YouTube Channel.
Time: 17th July at 10:30 am to 19th July 2019 at 4:30 pm
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Durrow, Co Laois July 28th - August 5th 2019
There are so many workshops and events at this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival, so here is a brief rundown of them all! Booking is essential for some of their workshops and events.... So check them out here...
Time: 28th July to 5th August 2019


Cruthu Arts Festival 2019 Longford
Music, Comedy, Theatre, Art, Workshops, Heritage, Literature
Time: 23rd July to 28th July 2019
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Durrow, Co Laois July 28th - August 5th 2019
There are so many workshops and events at this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival, so here is a brief rundown of them all! Booking is essential for some of their workshops and events.... So check them out here...
Time: 28th July to 5th August 2019
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Durrow, Co Laois July 28th - August 5th 2019
There are so many workshops and events at this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival, so here is a brief rundown of them all! Booking is essential for some of their workshops and events.... So check them out here...
Time: 28th July to 5th August 2019


51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
Turn back time in the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern events for all ages during the 51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.
Time: 2nd August to 10th August 2019
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Durrow, Co Laois July 28th - August 5th 2019
There are so many workshops and events at this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival, so here is a brief rundown of them all! Booking is essential for some of their workshops and events.... So check them out here...
Time: 28th July to 5th August 2019


51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
Turn back time in the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern events for all ages during the 51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.
Time: 2nd August to 10th August 2019
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Durrow, Co Laois July 28th - August 5th 2019
There are so many workshops and events at this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival, so here is a brief rundown of them all! Booking is essential for some of their workshops and events.... So check them out here...
Time: 28th July to 5th August 2019


THE 55TH ANNUAL STRADBALLY NATIONAL STEAM RALLY
The 55th event in the series will take place on Sunday August 4th and Monday August 5th 2019. This is considered by many to be the premier event in the calendar of steam and vintage shows throughout Ireland. It attracts a wide range of working exhibits and a huge attendance of visitors. It is much enhanced by its very convenient location to the rear of Main Street, adjacent to all of the town facilities. The rallies are approved under the code of conduct of the National Traction Engine Trust.
Time: 4th August to 5th August 2019


51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
Turn back time in the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern events for all ages during the 51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.
Time: 2nd August to 10th August 2019
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Durrow, Co Laois July 28th - August 5th 2019
There are so many workshops and events at this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival, so here is a brief rundown of them all! Booking is essential for some of their workshops and events.... So check them out here...
Time: 28th July to 5th August 2019


THE 55TH ANNUAL STRADBALLY NATIONAL STEAM RALLY
The 55th event in the series will take place on Sunday August 4th and Monday August 5th 2019. This is considered by many to be the premier event in the calendar of steam and vintage shows throughout Ireland. It attracts a wide range of working exhibits and a huge attendance of visitors. It is much enhanced by its very convenient location to the rear of Main Street, adjacent to all of the town facilities. The rallies are approved under the code of conduct of the National Traction Engine Trust.
Time: 4th August to 5th August 2019


51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
Turn back time in the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern events for all ages during the 51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.
Time: 2nd August to 10th August 2019
LONGFORD SUMMER FESTIVAL 2019
9 great nights of FREE live Music on the streets of Longford. Get out and Enjoy!
Time: 4th July to 14th July 2019
That Beats Banagher Festival 2019
That Beats Banagher festival takes place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of July. It is an annual festival focused around the river Shannon and the rich history of the town of Banagher. Each year the festival includes events of historical and cultural significance, workshops and demonstrations, and leisure events on the Shannon.
Time: 20th July to 21st July 2019
51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
Turn back time in the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern events for all ages during the 51st Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.
Time: 2nd August to 10th August 2019
Cruthu Arts Festival 2019 Longford
Music, Comedy, Theatre, Art, Workshops, Heritage, Literature
Time: 23rd July to 28th July 2019
Cruthu Arts Festival 2019 Longford
Music, Comedy, Theatre, Art, Workshops, Heritage, Literature
Time: 23rd July to 28th July 2019


SONAS Music, Arts and Wellness Boutique Festival
Sonas Boutique Music, Arts and Music Festival will take place in the Malthouse, Stradbally, Co. Laoise on Saturday 27th July 2019. The festival provides an opportunity to nourish the mind body and soul in a beautiful awe inspiring setting.
Time: 27th July 2019 at 5:00 pm
National Heritage Week 17th - 25th August 2019
This year the theme for National Heritage Week is Pastimes | Past Times. This theme gives a unique look at how our ancestors spent their time, from medieval battle to Victorian fern collecting, and everything in between. See how these pastimes have changed over time, or in some cases, how they have not changed at all. Come along to Heritage Week 2019 and immerse yourself in a fascinating look at the past.
Time: 17th August to 25th August 2019
Creating Economic and Business Opportunities from Climate Change
Time: 9th October 2019 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


LAOIS TASTE MONTH - OCTOBER 2019
To celebrate Laois Food and Drink Producers Laois TASTE in collaboration with Laois County Council and the Local Enterprise Office are hosting Laois Taste Month this October to coincide with Failte Ireland’s Taste the Island Campaign.
Time: 1st October to 1st November 2019
HULLABALOO! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival
Wed 30 Oct – Sat 2 Nov MID TERM BREAK!
Time: 30th October to 2nd November 2019
LAOIS TASTE MONTH - OCTOBER 2019
To celebrate Laois Food and Drink Producers Laois TASTE in collaboration with Laois County Council and the Local Enterprise Office are hosting Laois Taste Month this October to coincide with Failte Ireland’s Taste the Island Campaign.
Time: 1st October to 1st November 2019
Annual Offaly Heritage Seminar 2019
Details of this year's Offaly Heritage Seminar have been announced. Keep Friday 15 Nov and Saturday 16 Nov free! There is a great range of field trips and speakers. Book with heritage@offalycoco.ie. No charge for the event.
Time: 15th November to 16th November 2019
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