Latest Laois Event: Gala Ball returns to raise funds for Laois Charity

Latest Laois Event: Gala Ball returns to raise funds for Laois Charity


De Starz Gala Ball was launched in 2011, and it is designed to bring people together to have fun and socialise, while also focusing on local networking. There is a wonderful opportunity here for the local community in Portlaoise and surrounds, to blend with the long established African community. DeStarz is a wonderful night of celebration, learning and cultural bonding whilst acknowledging worthy causes in the locality and recognising individuals for their positive impact.

This year’s event will take place on November 19th, from 6pm, with an exciting lineup of special guests and DJ entertainment on the night. The three-course dinner party event will take place in the exquisite Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise. The theme of this year’s event is focused on the glamorous Great Gatsby, allowing everyone the opportunity to dress up for 1 night  in their best representation of a 1920s movie star and look their best for the night. 

The Gala style event is full of diversity with everybody enjoying themselves and embracing their own cultures while enjoying being introduced to something new. It is an adults only event and runs throughout the evening. The event has gone from strength to strength and now has a dedicated team of 10 volunteers that come together to organise the event each year. As time has gone by, the event has grown substantially and has attracted the involvement of members from the local and wider community. 

This event has been running successfully, and increasing in numbers year-on-year since 2011. The event has always been well supported on the night however, the preparation and funding has always come from a personal standpoint from the host, and her wide circle of family and personal friends.

They are looking for greater support from local businesses to sponsor the event and spread awareness of the charity appeal. 

Over the past number of years, they have supported a few charities, such as RehabCare Offaly, Kolbe Special School, and this year’s chosen charity is P.A.T.H (Portlaoise Action to Homelessness). In celebrating the tenth-year event, they will be presenting P.A.T.H with a cheque from the raffle draw 


This year’s event will take place on 19 November 2022 at the Midland Park Hotel Portlaoise. Tickets for the full event are €70 per person and are available online from the event website. 

For more details email the team at Please visit the webpage