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Our guide to what’s on at the weekend


Woodenbridge Paddlers River Festival

Woodenbridge Paddlers are celebrating 20 years, starting in The Woodenbridge at 2pm. The day features a 20 year photograph exhibition, kayaking, canoe polo, rafting, pony rides, sheep dog trails, sheep shearing fishing and a game demo.

The 6k Heritage Walk starts at 6pm with music and refreshments afterwards in the Marquee.

Learn how to canoe and kayak

SVT Canoeing and Kayaking club induction sessioms for 10 to 18 year olds on Vicarstown canal. The morning session lasts from 10am to 1pm with an afternoon session from 2pm to 5pm.

Rathdowney/Errill Play Day 

Rathdowney-Errill Activity Hub are hosting a Play Day event in St Fergal’s College between 12pm and 4pm. Some of the top prizes include fitbit watches, Tayto Park tickets and Castlecomer Discovery park passes.

Mountmellick Social Dance 

The monthly social dance will take place in the Owenass hall with dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.

Laois Africa Day

The first Laois Africa culture day takes place in the astroturf grounds of Portlaoise Leisure Centre from 12 noon to 3pm. Come along to enjoy African culture, cuisine, poetry, costume and dance.


Festival of the Mountain

Rosenallis’s Festival of the Mountain takes place this Sunday at 1pm. Laois Rose Grainne Hogan will be opening the event with music from Rock on Paddy with a vintage display from Raheen and Ballyfin Vintage clubs.

Stradbally Family Flair and National Hound Show

This year’s Stradbally Family Flair and National Hound Show takes place in the grounds of Stradbally Hall on Sunday.

Graiguecullen Family Barbecue Day 

The parish family Barbecue Day will take place after the family mass in St Clare’s Church at 11.30am.

There will be a free barbecue in the grounds of the swimming pool. Events on the day include fortune-telling, children’s karaoke, pet farm, bouncy castles, dancing and much more.

Camross Race Night 

The Camross parish race night will be held this Saturday in the Camross Inn. You can buy a “horse” for €20 and the winner takes home €200.

Summer session in Sean Chistin 

Sean Chistin’s summer session takes place in Irey, Ballyfin, at 3pm. Music and dances to be had and all those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease with be special guests on the night.

Fruitlawn Gardens open day

Fruitlawn Gardens are having an open day from 10am to 6pm.

Camross Fete

The annual Fete will take place in Aghancon Hall at 2pm.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.