Outdoor Activities

You’re Welcome to Discover our Outdoors

By bike, foot, or on the water, Laois has a treasure trove of natural beauty waiting to be discovered. Our unspoilt environment is both a bountiful habitat for local wildlife and a scenic delight for all to enjoy. With nearly 500km of routes, including 30 looped walks all around the county, walkers and hikers are in for a treat. For cyclists and mountain-bikers, Laois is a push-bike paradise, offering everything from gentle spins to challenging trails.

Anglers, kayakers, cruisers, and more have explored our rivers, canals, and lakes for years. And remember…there’ll always be car parking close by and you’re never more than a few miles from a country pub with a warm welcome.

No mention of our outdoors would be complete without acknowledging our wonderful golf courses, which you can also find throughout the county.

Twin Trees Festival

18th August 2022 - 20th August 2022

Our Tutored En Plein Air event, which is open to beginners and accomplished artists alike, takes place during Heritage Week 2022, from August 18th - 20th.
We are thrilled to provide you with a unique outdoor painting experience, in the beauty and tranquillity of Heywood Demesne, and nearby Ballinakill Village.

Ballinakill, County Laois, Ireland