Latest Laois Video: Laois Talks Podcast Episode 3

Latest Laois Video: Laois Talks Podcast Episode 3

Episode 3 of the ‘Laois Talks’ Podcast

Tonight we are joined by Bob Flavin, Eamon Callaghan, John Hayes, Paddy Buggy and Trudy Carmody. We discuss the upcoming Christmas Markets, our Taste of Laois event in Ballykilcavan Brewery, new events that could help Laois and so much more….


Something for your Diary !
Christmas Market Dates at Solas Eco Garden Centre Portarlington

• Saturday: Christmas Market, Food Fair & Farmers Market
• Sundays: Christmas Crafts Market
Running every weekend throughout the Month of December

The Opening of the Christmas Market comes as a number of key pieces of SOLAS infrastructure comes online
• 5 November: 60 Seat indoor heated Food and Drink section opens
• 10 November: Full Production Kitchen comes online
• End of November: Completion of Retractable and heating system for the Food Courtyard

Food market dates:

Saturday 27 November from 10am to 2pm
Saturday 4 December from 10am to 2pm
Saturday 11 December from 10am to 2pm
Saturday 18 December from 10am to 2pm

Craft market dates:

Sunday 28 November from 11am to 4pm
Sunday 5 December from 11am to 4pm
Sunday 12 December from 11am to 4pm
Sunday 19 December from 11am to 4pm

21 days, starting Dec 01, a free guided audio course from – “Awesome” is a focused daily check in with yourself to build better habits and look deeper into existing habits and whether or not they serve you and your goals.

So it’s that time of year when we get on our bikes, cover them in lights and cycle around the streets of Portlaoise with the big man himself, SANTA.

We have decided to help 3 groups this year. All 3 groups do great work for the County of Laois and beyond.

Cara dog rescue:

Down Syndrome Centre Midlands:…

SoSad Laois branch:

This year we will be setting off from our main sponsor’s showroom, Joe Mallon Motors on the abbeyleix road, leaving at 17.30. The route is a slow pace 14km, so some fitness is needed.

What you need to do is get yourself (or group) and buy your tickets, collect your suit, decorate, and light up your bikes as much as possible, the more lights the better. Bring gloves for your hands and wear some thermals if you have them. The route is child friendly (10+) and we would encourage families to take part, Local media will be covering the event so Photos will be taken and may be used for promotional purposes.

We also have 2 raffles on the night:

Raffle 1 is our spot prize lucky dip, up to 30 prizes from hampers, cinema tickets to Jigsaws most of these prizes are donated by local businesses, €2 per strip or 3 strips for €5.

Raffle 2 is our Bumper Raffle, the prize this year is An Electric Scooter, Samsung Galaxy Tab7, Samsung Galaxy A22 and a Fitbit, only 1000 tickets available and the winner takes ALL, Tickets are €10.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite:…

Tickets for the event and both raffles can also be purchased from any of your friendly neighbourhood Barbacks!

5 mins a day is all it takes and the course is absolutely free BUT you must register on or by email

Episode 3 of 'Laois Talks' podcast
Episode 3 of ‘Laois Talks’ podcast