The sun was splitting the rocks as the young, old and even some comic book characters took it the sights and sounds of this year’s Old Fort festival.
Music acts, street theatre, food vendors and medieval street theatre are all taking over Portlaoise’s Main Street until Sunday 24 June.
Now in its third year, the festival takes place across a number of different locations in the centre of Portlaoise, from midday to late, daily.
A day of excitement
Vendetta Love blared out over the speakers and medieval characters like stilt walkers and jugglers roamed the streets.
Childrens’ games lined the the street from Bergin’s Pub down to Kavanagh’s. Face painting, puppet shows, building blocks and milking cows were just some of the activities little ones could get involved in.
Crinniú na nÓg are also offering a wide range of free heritage workshops and performances for children and young people
For the adults there was archery, armoury, birds of prey, shield making, crafts, cookery and historic tours.
Here are some photos of the action today: