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Festivals & Events  Laois Offaly Westmeath Tipperary 2015

March 2015
St Patrick's Festival March 16th- 18th 2015

Celebrate the annual St Patrick's Day national Irish holiday, in the Irish country side. Join the local parade in Tullamore Co Offaly. Listen to the best of traditional Irish music at the Bridge House Tullamore Traditional Irish Music festival.


Kilbeggan Races Friday 24th April 2015 First race 5.00pm


21st Annual Slieve Bloom Walking Festival May 1st-4th 2015

A weekend of great walks and might fun. Choice of 12 walks from 5k - 15k over 4 days.

In the evenings enjoy candlelit dinners, traditional Irish music sessions. Walkers Hoe-Down Kinnitty Castle Sunday May 6th 2012.

Contact 086 2789147 for Special Walking weekend Package.

Annual Half Door Club International Set Dancing Festival May 1st-4th 2015

Nightly Ceilis, Set Dancing and Sean Nos Dancing Workshops

Castletown Co Laois

Contact 086 3440388 E-mail michael.lalor@iolfree.ie

Kilbeggan Races

Friday May 15th 2015 First race 5.20pm.

Sunday May 31st. First race 2.45pm



Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run June 1st-4th 2012

Gorden Bennett Classic Car Run
Classes -The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Set Dancing weekend 1st-4th June 2012 Birr Co Offaly

Shannonbridge Mid Summer Music Festival 21st-24thJune 2012

Intimate Music Festival set in wonderful indoor and outdoor locations. Lots of concerts, kids workshops, and great entertainment.


Kilbeggan Races

Monday 22nd June 2015 First Race 6.00pm



JulySlieve Bloom Walking Festival

Laois Walks Festival 1st -31st July 2015.

Midlands Home and Gardens Festival at Belvedere Gardens and Park

July  24th 26th 2015

A fantastic array of Garden and Home equipment with over 300 exhibitors, Continental Market, Organic Food Village, Dog Agility and Bee Keeping displays, Seminars and Special Fairy Village for Children. Admission, Adults €10, Children Free, Free Car Parking

Slieve Bloom Eco- Walking Festival July 10-12th 2015

A sociable walking weekend exploring the flora and faun of the Midlands while walking in the company of local walking guides. Traditional music sessions in the evenings. Suitable for families.

For details and accommodation

E-mail info@kinnitty.com

Kilbeggan Races

Monday 17th July 2015 First Race 6.00pm



Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival, 31st July to August 7th 2015

A Wide variety of vintage themed events & modern entertainment throughout the festival
come on out and join in ...!

Street Theatre
Visual Arts,Antique & Fine Art Fair,Theatre
Children's Events......and lots more for all the family

Brochure available mid- July
Info Line: 087 9226961


Castle Palooza Festival August 31st July-2nd August 2015

Boutique Music Festival Charleville Castle Tulllamore Co Offaly Doors Open 12noon


Kilbeggan Races

8th August 2015 First Race at 5.30p.m.)



Tullamore Show

August 9th 2015

Country Lifestyle and Agricultural Event has something for everyone.Over 500 trade stands. Full programme of free entertainment.


Kilbeggan Races

21st August 2015 First Race at 5.00p.m.


Heritage Week

August 22-30th 2015



Kilbeggan Races

Friday August 21st 2015 First Race at  5.00pm




Kilbeggan Races

Friday 4th 2015 First Race at 4.30p.m.


Electric Picnic Stradbally -

September 4th-6th 2015

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 it’s 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.

Self Catering Accommodation


The Irish Game And Country Fair 29th and 30th August 2015

Planned for Birr Castle, Co Offaly is not only designed to appeal to hunting, shooting and fishing enthusiasts but all those who live, work or play in the Irish Countryside.




Ballinasloe International October Horse Fair & Festival

3rd-11th October 2015.

The Ballinasloe International October Horse Fair & Festival is a 9-day event to cater for equestrian lovers, family entertainment, music and fun. Contact +353 (0)90 9643453

OFFline Film Festival

7th-11th October 2015

A Fun-filled festival for film lovers with five days of Irish and international shorts, features and workshops to whet your appetite. Parties, networking and a shootout competition ensure the fun never stops.

Location: Birr, Co. Offaly.


Birr Drama Festival

23rd-25th October 2015

Birr's One Act Drama Festival has become one of the most sought after festivals in Ireland for award-winning drama groups as they compete for a place in the All Ireland One Act Drama Finals. Dates to be confirmed.

Date: 23 October 2015 To 25 October 2015

Location: Birr, Co. Offaly

Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival

7th - 10th October 2015.

A weekend of tall Tales magic and myth and legends with local and International Storytellers

Hullabaloo! - Offaly's Children's Arts Festival

28th-31st October 2015

A packed programme of exciting and creative opportunities for children aged 2-12 offering workshops in arts, crafts, dance, music, storytelling and much, much more during the October mid-term break.

Location: Clara, Co. Offaly

Telephone: +353(0)579122911

Queen of the Land Festival, November 2015.

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