Home Lifestyle Our guide to what’s on in Laois this weekend

Our guide to what’s on in Laois this weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism

There’s lots of drama in Laois this weekend, thankfully all on stage!  

The Mountmellick Drama Group is performing “Lovers at Versailles” from Thursday to Saturday in Mountmellick and a beautiful one man monologue on the life of Vincent Van Gough is on in the Dunmaise Arts Centre.  

Johnny McEvoy is playing in the Midlands Park Hotel and there’s comedy and live music in Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue. So no shortage of things to do this weekend!


Lovers at Versailles – Drama

Mountmellick Drama Group presents this heart-warming drama by Bernard Farrell over three nights. The play examines the plight of three women who are left behind when Stephen Sullivan suddenly dies.

His wife, Clara, always suspected that Stephen had a hidden life. His daughter, Isobel, is determined to use every opportunity to move up the social ladder and Anna, Stephen’s favourite daughter, is now offered a second chance at happiness.

Not to be missed. Running in the Mountmellick Community Arts Centre on February 7, 8 and 9 at 8pm. Tickets are €10, concessions €5.

National Heritage Plan Info Session

Heritage Ireland 2030 is the Government’s new National Heritage Plan, and your views are now being sought, to make this the best possible plan for our heritage and our communities.

The plan is available for viewing in Portlaoise Library from 3pm-7.30pm.  For more information see here

Vincent – A Play

A beautiful piece about the life of Vincent Van Gogh. Vincent is an astonishing, fervent piece: a 90-minute, non-stop monologue, with one interval.

The action takes place in Paris, 1890, one week after Vincent’s suicide at the age of 37, as his grieving brother, Theo, recalls his life through the many letters they shared.

An intense delivery reveals the contents of the letters, allowing us to feel the loss, anger, frustration and (sometimes) joy of his tumultuous relationship with Vincent.

Tickets cost €18/€16 and the show begins at 8pm in Dunamaise Arts Centre. 


Kevin McGahern

There’s lots of laughter Friday night in Kavanagh’s Comedy Club as Kevin McGahern takes to the stage. Kevin first began performing stand-up in 2009 before joining popular television series ‘The Hardy Bucks’ and Republic of Telly before flying solo in 2015. Ticket are €14.50 and are available from here. The show begins at 9.30pm. 

Marty Mone

Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Agricultural Contractor, Trucker, this man has a style of his own and is not afraid to show it. Playing in Kavanaghs Bar & Venue at 9.30pm and tickets are € 21. For tickets see here

Battle of the Lipsync

Portlaoise College Battle of the Lipsync is on this Friday night in the Midlands Park Hotel.  This promises to be a highly entertaining night while also raising much needed funds for the school.  

Doors open at 7pm with the show beginning at 8pm. Tickets are €20 and are available from All Books, the Parent’s Council or the school.


The Roadhouse Doors

The Roadhouse Doors are Ireland’s own authentic Doors tribute band, recreating The Doors live experience and they are appearing this Saturday night in Kavanagh’s Bar & Venue at 9.30pm.  Tickets are €10.50 and are available from here


Slieve Bloom Guided Walk

The Slieve Bloom Walking Club’s next guided walk is Cullahill Mountain Walk.  This walk is a Grade B 10km walk and takes 3-4 hours so a good level of fitness is required.

Meeting point is at Cullahill Community Centre at 11am.  €5 per walk or €20 annual membership (€30 for family).

Bring & Buy Poultry Sale

Portlaoise Poultry Market on the Timahoe Rd is running this Sunday from 8.30am-1pm.  There is a wide variety of birds on show on the day. Contact Seamus on 0872513094 for any further queries

Johnny McEvoy

Johnny McEvoy is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest musical performers and entertainers. Don’t miss the opportunity to see him live in Portlaoise.    

As a songwriter, he creates magical numbers and is among the best writers this country has ever seen. Tickets are €33 and the show begins at 8pm. For more information see here

If you would like to have something included in our What’s On Guide email us on info@laoistoday.ie or call 057 8670722

SEE ALSO – ‘Local support has been amazing’ as Laois nurses engage on day three of strike action