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Laois film ‘Lost Hearts’ set to have premiere in Portlaoise this...

Dunamaise Arts Centre is set to host the premiere screening of a new Laois film. ‘Lost Hearts’ was filmed in the magnificent setting of Roundwood...

In Pictures: Weather fails to dampen the spirits as live outdoor...

After a challenging year, Dunamaise Arts Centre were delighted to have been able to bring a fantastic, unique theatre event to the people of...

Live performances set to return in Laois as Dunmaise Arts Centre...

Dunamaise Arts Centre have announce that live theatre is coming back. They have teamed up with the Gate Theatre and will park up at Emo...

Dunamaise to work with new national arts programme – by young...

Dunamaise Arts Centre have announced that they are to collaborate with the NASC venues network on LASTA - a national arts programme for young...

€125,000 in funding allocated to Dunamaise Arts Centre

The Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise has received funding €125,000 from the Arts Council. This was announced today as the Arts Council granted funding to...

Dunamaise on Air – a series of great plays available to...

Everyone has had to change how they do things this past year and the arts world is no different. Dunamaise Arts Centre recently launched it...

Managing the Dunamaise Arts Centre through lockdowns and restrictions and imagining...

Michelle de Forge is the director of Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise, whose job for the last number of years has been to get...

Dunamaise delighted to open their doors and lift the curtains again

After months of having its doors closed and events cancelled, Dunamaise Arts Centre is delighted to be able to open the stage curtains for...

WATCH: ‘Children of the Free State’ – Laois artist and photographer...

"May you live in interesting times" is an old proverb that rings true at this particular time. But there is something comforting about speaking to...

New writers-in-residence for Dunamaise Arts Centre as Portlaoise writers appointed

Laois County Council Arts Office in association with Creative Ireland Laois and Dunamaise Arts Centre have announced the appointment of two writers for new...

Portlaoise Panto Group gearing up for their 36th performance

Portlaoise Pantomime Group will stage their 36th pantomime 'Robin Hood' in Dunamaise Arts Centre this year from Saturday January 18 till Saturday January 25. Shows...

In Pictures: Dunamaise Arts Centre Gallery hosts Irish Prison Service Art...

Dunamaise Arts Centre is currently hosting a range of different art done by the Irish Prison Service. The IPS Art Exhibitions of creative works by...

In Pictures: Dunamaise Arts Centre presents annual Open Submission Exhibition

Dunamaise Arts Centre presents its annual Open Submission Exhibition from November 15 to January 4, 2020. The exhibition features artworks selected by guest Curator Robert...

In Pictures: ‘Dirty Dusting’ in Dunamaise Arts Centre a huge success

The Dirty Dusting Irish tour made its way to Dunamaise at the weekend and was played in front of a sold out crowd. The show...

Leaves Festival of Writing and Music programme in Laois a real...

The programme for this year’s Leaves Festival of Writing and Music programme, the festival of writing and music is a real page turner. Celebrating the...

Portlaoise Musical Society honoured by local councillors for Titanic success at...

Portlaoise Musical Society were honoured by local Councillors last night in a civic reception in Laois County Council. The group picked up the top award...

Mr & Miss Diversity set to come to Portlaoise

How well can you represent a different culture? Voice of Migrants Ireland (VOMI) brings you a wonderful night of laughter where they will crown...

Internationally acclaimed music group Goitse return to Dunamaise Arts Centre

Dunamaise Arts Centre is delighted to welcome back super group Goitse on Saturday 20 July as they launch their highly anticipated fifth album. This popular...

Laois Open Door Theatre performing the ‘Perfect Wedding’ this weekend in...

Laois Open Door Theatre are performing 'Perfect Wedding' by Robin Hawdon in the Dunamaise Arts Centre this Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6. 'Perfect Wedding' is...

That was my Year: Dunamaise Arts Centre Director Michelle de Forge

Our 'That was My Year' series features well-known faces and names from around the county. Director of the Dunamaise Arts Centre Michelle de Forge is...

Laois band getting ready to rock at home and away

Laois band Cua are getting ready to rock both inside and outside of Ireland next weekend. John Davidson, Shane Booth and Ros O’Meara are three...

Mountmellick woman set to wow crowds at Dunamaise show

A renowned singer and musician is coming to the Dunamaise Arts Centre for a special show on Saturday. The show is called 'Saluting the Brave'...

Meet the 17-year-old behind ‘Cinderella’ at Dunamaise Arts Centre

Dressing Room 1 are proud to present their summer Panto 'Cinderella' which will take place July 14 and 15 in the Dunamaise Arts Centre. There...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix students showcase their art in the Dunamaise Arts...

Abbeyleix FEC students are currently having their art showcased in the Dunamaise Arts Centre A variety of disciplines including ceramics, textiles, drawing, print and painting...

Local filmaker Makes the Grade to a national stage

Portarlington native Ken Wardrop is taking his film, 'Making the Grade', to the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Wednesday May 16 and Thursday May 17. In...

In Pictures: ‘Unravelling Laois’ goes on display at the Dunamaise Arts...

A very special display was launched at the Dunamaise Arts Centre recently. "Unravelling Laois" came about as part of a DEIS and Creative Ireland funder...

In Pictures: Townscape exhibition proving to be a big hit

Dunamaise Arts Centre welcomed a great crowd to the launch of one of the most significant exhibitions to emerge from the Midlands, ahead of...

Legendary singer offers discounted show to Laois’s unemployed

Musician Don Baker may be renowned for playing a hardman in movies but he has shown his softer side by offering a vastly reduced...

The 4 of Us set to rock the Dunamaise

Music fans have been invited to book the babysitter and put on their dancing shoes by The 4 of Us frontman Brendan Murphy for...

Your guide to what’s on in Laois at the weekend

The GAA might be finishing up in Laois for the winter but there's still plenty happening around the county in music, quizzes and a...