Catherine Quigley's Junior Choir performing at the Portlaoise Christmas Market and turning on of the Christmas Lights. Picture: Alf Harvey.
There 's plenty on this festive season in Portlaoise, with something to suit everyone. Here's just a sample.
Arch Club Party
The Laois Arch Club Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 8pm, in the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
A great night will be had by all as we celebrate the Christmas season.
The Arch Club is a social Club for adults with an intellectual disability.
Members meet in a safe and supportive environment.
For further information contact Mary Heaney, Branch Secretary, at 087 2188794.
Laois Republic of Ireland Soccer supporters Club annual fundraiser and Christsmas Social night in aid of the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre takes place on Friday, December 7 in De Bruns @Humes Portlaoise.
A fun sports themed table quiz kicks off the night at 8pm, followed by a prize draw and live music to round off the night.
Tables of4 are €40 and there are some great spot prizes for the Draw and even a prize for best Christmas jumper and finger food served as well.
It's all in aid of a great cause and facility for the people of Laois.
Wizard of Oz
Portlaoise College presents the Wizard of Oz on Thursday - Friday, December 6 and 7. Doors at 7pm. Tickets on sale from school office, the cast and All Books on Lyster Square. Adults €10 OAP/students €5. There's no place like home!
High School musical
Scoil Chríost Rí Transition Year students pre Christmas performance of the classic 'High School Musical' hits the stage of the Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise for there nights December 11, 12, 13 in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. Tickets are now available from €10- €12.
Music at Christmas
Portlaoise Singers present Music at Christmas at the Midlands Park Hotel on Sunday, December 9 at 8pm. Choir will be joined by Portlaoise poet Pat Boran. Tickets €15.
Tickets from Dunamasie box office.
Vocalese in concert on Friday, December 7, 8pm the Dunamaise Arts Centre. Tickets €15 from the Dunamaise box office.
Well known band Transmitter will bring their A-game to Kavanagh's Pub Portlaoise on Sunday December 23rd for a ticketed gig to raise funds for Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise. Tickets go on sale from Kavanagh's Pub on Friday, November 30 and cost €11. Raffle and prizes on the night for a great local cause.
Portlaoise Musical Society and the Dunamaise Arts Centre launched of their 20th Anniversary production Titantic - The Musical last week. The musical runs from November 24 to December 2. Tickets from the Dunamaise.