Culture Night in Laois

Culture Night in Laois



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Camross Comhaltas have a Seisiún Oíche Chultúir with two sessions of music, song, dance and storytelling in the beautiful  setting of the Poet’s Cottage, Camross starting at 8pm -9.15pm  and 9.30pm-11pm.


Mountmellick Library will host ‘The Secrets of Painting a Landscape in Oils’ by Artist Tom Joyce from 7pm-9pm and also in Mountmellick Library at 4:30pm is a reading by Laois Writer Sheelagh Coyle.


Anam – Siamsa Tire, a percussive dance show featuring world class performers, at theDunamaise Arts Centre at 8pm.


Samba Drum Performance presented by Music Generation Laois at the Plaza, County Hall, Portlaoise starting at 5pm.   Led by Peter Crann with a visiting Samba Band ‘Itchy Feet Drummers’ from Sligo


Equinox:Live Art showcase live art including dance, painting, poetry and much more, taking place upstairs in Kavanagh’s , Portlaoise at 9pm ( over 18s event).

Equinox: Live Art showcase live art including dance, painting, poetry and much more, taking place upstairs in Kavanagh’s , Portlaoise at 9pm ( over 18s event).


Bennie Reilly’s New Works exhibition in the Dunamaise Arts Centre Gallery at 7pm.


Exploring Cultural Connections – Through Music, Dance, Conversations, Displays’ at the Portlaoise Parish Centre from 6pm-8pm.


A traditional Irish Evening at An Sean Chistin, in Irey, Ballyfin at 8pm, and  an Open Artists Studio event by Artist Kevin Mc Cann at  Glory, Glory, Old Deer Park, Ballyfin, from 5pm-11pm.


 Reading and Crafting evening with author Helena Duggan  in Durrow Library from 7pm

Helena Duggan, author of “A Place Called Perfect” will give a reading on the night


Storytelling at Portlaoise Library for students to enjoy a storytelling session with Jack Lynch from 11am-12pm.


Emo Court will open for two free guided tours starting at  6pm and 7pm.


Paddy and Hannah Flynn  of Roundwood House, Mountrath,  will also open their doors at 5pm for a tour of one of Ireland’s finest Georgian country houses, booking required T 057 8732120.


Mountrath  Figure2Ground studios will host an  Artists Open Studio event in Murrays, Left Bank House – explore different aspects of digital art, from 5pm to 10pm.


‘The Fight for Colour and Wonder’  opening of an exhibition by Melissa Donagher at The French Restaurant in the French Quarter Portarlington at 7pm.

Culture Night in Laois


Portarlington Comhaltas will perform in the Hawthorn Function Room, Portarlington  at 8pm .


Spink Comhaltas will hold an evening of traditional music in Spink Community Hall at 7:30pm.

Spink branch of Comhaltas hosting this year's Laois Fleadh Ceoil

Spink branch of Comhaltas pictured hosting the Laois Fleadh Ceoil


Rathdowney Men’s Shed will showcase music, dance, story-telling and a display of the Men’s Shed woodcraft work from 7pm.


More info T: 057 8664033/13, email or see the National Culture Night website


Culture Night Laois is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in partnership with Laois County Council.




Bridie Keenan

Assistant Arts Officer

T:  057 8664033