9 days of Carnival, Starting this Friday 11th March from 7:30pm with Spin City Funfair
Attractions include
• The All new ‘Xtreme Orbiter Thrill Ride’ suitable for older kids
• 120 ft high family tower
• Bumper cars, Waltzer, Music Trip, Sizzler Twist and loads more
We were really delighted when John Turbett and his team approached us about hosting the carnival this year. We had experienced their setup some years ago when on holidays in Dingle where the carnival has been an annual summer feature on the dingle pier since the 1960s.
• Friday 11 March: 7-10pm
• Saturday / Sunday: 4.30 -10pm
• Monday - Wednesday: 7-10pm
• St Partricks Day: 3-10pm
• 18-20 March: 4.30 -10pm
There is car parking for over 150 cars at SOLAS which is also within easy walking and cycling distance of the town.
Looking for the perfect treat this Mother's Day

Here at Solas we have a lovely way to treat your Mum to a special day that they deserve

Mother's Day Treat. What is on Offer

Treat your mum to the best Mothers Day Present, a day out with Solas Eco Garden Centre
Sit back and relax as we take care and spoil your Mammy
Start the day at Solas with complimentary tea and scone
Discover the history of the Rock of Dunamase with your private tour guide Trudy.
Take in the speculator views of the Laois countryside from the top of the rock
Enjoy complimentary lunch at Solas food court
Take a tour of our Garden centre
Expert advise available from our onsite Horticulturalist
Join in our workshop and create your own hanging basket to take home and enjoy
Take advantage of 10% off outdoor plants
  • Price: €75
  • Date Options:
  • 27th March Mothers Day
  • 3rd April
  • Duration: 10am - 2pm
  • Capacity: 8

All courses / workshops take place in a covid safe environment
Note: All courses, activities & workshops must be booked online in advance

Mothers Day Treat. Plan for the Day

Meet at Solas at 10am, for complimentary tea/coffee and scone
You will then be chauffeur driven to the Rock of Dunamase, by our expert tour guide Trudy
Trudy will guide you around the Rock, sharing her knowledge of the history, heritage and local stories.
Lunch will be served on arrival back to Solas.
This is included in the price, consisting of soup, sandwich, tea/coffee and a cake)
After lunch you will be given a tour of the garden centre
Our horticulturist will be on hand to answer any gardening questions
Finish the day in our workshop, creating beautiful hanging baskets to take home and enjoy


All materials and equipment will be provided
Our expert staff will be on hand to give support & ideas throughout the workshop

Solas Eco Garden Shop have a fun filled St. Patrick's Day lined up this year ☘️☘️

Join us on Thursday 17th March from 12noon for lots of different activities & workshops☘️☘️

☘️☘️Time of Events☘️☘️
• 12.00- Potato Planting Demo
• 12.30- St Patricks Day Craft Workshop (still places left)
• 13.00- Potato Planting Demo
• 13.30- Free St Patricks Day Face painting
• 14.00- St Patricks Day Craft Workshop (1 place Left)
• 14.00- Irish Dancing Performance
• 15.00- Irish Dancing Workshop
☘️☘️Irish ceol agus craic throughout the day☘️☘️


☘️☘️If you are looking for things to do in Laois for St Patricks Day then look no further
Here are a list of events taking place at Solas Eco Garden Shop☘️☘️

  • Free Potato Planting Demonstrations - Irish tradition holds that potatoes should be planted on St. Patrick's Day for a successful harvest. At Solas Eco Garden Shop we have everything you need to produce a successful and tasty crop.
  • Irish Dancing performances from two local dancing groups
  • Irish dancing workshop (Free)
  • St Patricks Day face Painting (free)
  • St Patricks Day Eco Craft workshop. To find out more Eco Craft Workshop
  • Spin City Funfair is also coming to Solas , from the 10th to the 20th March ☘️☘️

Hope to see you there.☘️☘️
☘️☘️Happy St Patricks Day from Solas