Old Fort Quarter Festival, Portlaoise
After a 2-year hiatus The Old Fort Quarter Festival returns to Portlaoise for the last weekend in June from June 23rd to 26th.
The Old Fort Quarter is the area of Portlaoise town centre in which the original 'Fort of Maryborough' was situated.
The Old Fort Quarter Festival combines the history and heritage of Portlaoise with music, food and family entertainment in one unforgettable weekend.
Over three days, the Old Fort Quarter will come alive with traditional medieval activities such as archery and shield-making.
This year’s festival promises to be the largest yet with a bulging line up that will include Main Stage performances in the Laois Music Centre, Heritage Events, Family Friendly Street Entertainment, Pub Trail and lots more!
Aslan will headline the Saturday night as part of their 40th Anniversary nationwide tour with performances also from Damien Dempsey and Whistlin Donkeys.
he historic streets will be a hive of activity with live street theatre, artisanal food markets and live music along with lots of activities for young children.