Portlaoise plays host to a big Nigerian celebration on Saturday, October 1.
Festac Suya presents Nigeria@56 to celebrate Nigeria Independence Day.
The Barbecue Party takes place in Portlaoise's Macra Hall on Saturday, October 1 from 12pm until late.
The day features lots of fun for all the family.
There will be best dance and dress prizes, a raffle and lots of games.
The host is comedian is Fabu D and artist of the day is award winning rapper Pop Dogg.
The day is sponsored by local businesses in Portlaoise. Admission €2 for adults Kids go free.