Laois Fleadh

Laois Fleadh

Laois Fleadh Ceoil, organised under the auspices of Spink CCÉ will be held at Abbeyleix from May 30 to June 1. Thanks to St Mary’s Primary school all competitions will take place at the Ballyroan road venue.


On Tuesday May 20, in Gort na nOir, Abbeyleix from 1.30pm - 2.30pm, the Abbeyleix Active Retirement Group will hold a Lets Dance Event with dance tutor Maureen Culleton. Performing a selection of sequence dances from the Irish and Scottish dance traditions. Invitation only.


On Thursday May 22 in Abbeyleix Library from 6pm - 7.15pm, people can clebrate the Bealtaine Festival in the Library with a show entitled ‘The Good Old Days’. All are Welcome to this event.

Abbeyleix Library

From April 29 - May 30 Spink Comhaltas will hold an exhibition of photos, trophys etc as part of their hosting the Laois Fleadh Cheoil. Juvenile Chess Club meets every Saturday morning at 10am. Our Knitting Club takes place each Wednesday, 10.30 and 12.30pm.


Afternoon tea dance at the Manor Hotel Abbeyleix has been cancelled on Sunday June 1 from 2pm - 5pm to facilitate a number of events over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Rescheduled to Sunday, June 22 Music by Reuben James. Entry €10 which includes afternoon tea. Everybody welcome.


Next meeting on Wednesday May 21 at 8.30pm in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.


Any one wishing to join the Pioneers contact Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick on 087 9614235.


Tennis continues for Secondary School students on Friday nights at 7.30. If you know anyone who wishes to join they are free to come down for a night or two and try it out. Free coaching will also be provided during the Summer.

De Vesci House

The ever popular Open day at De Vesci Estate Abbeyleix is on Saturday July 20th this year. This is always a wonderful day out for the family More details to follow nearer the date

Heritage Week

Registration of events for this year’s Heritage Week is now open. Please register your event at Events registered before 31st May will be included in the national printed guide.