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Portlaoise Music Festivals
In the first weekend of September the historic grounds of Stradbally Hall come alive with a music and arts festival at one of Ireland's biggest outdoor gigs. Running since 2004, the festival attracts big-name performers and up to 50,000 picnickers who come not only for the music but also comedy, theater, and food. Book tickets early if you wish to attend.