Music in Portlaoise

Electric Picnic

Ireland's answer to Glastonbury, though on a smaller scale, the annual Electric Picnic is a three-day open-air arts and music festival. Known for its eclectic line-up, it attracts a large number of Irish and interna…
Art in Boyle & Around

Boyle Arts Festival

If you’re in Bolye at the end of July, you can catch the lively and usually excellent Boyle Arts Festival, which features music, theatre, storytelling and contemporary Irish art exhibitions.
Art in Birr

Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival

The town celebrates its rich history during this festival, with street parades, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, guided walks and a traditional fair.
Literature in Strokestown

International Poetry Festival

The town bursts into literary bloom during the International Poetry Festival, held over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.