Africa Day Laois

Laois County Council & Laois African Support Group announce date for  Africa Day 2023.

Africa Day is an initiative of the African Union, which celebrates African diversity and success and the cultural and economic potential of the continent.  Laois County Council together with Laois African Support Group is among a number of organisations around the country that have been supported by Irish Aid, the Government’s overseas aid programme, managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs to host Africa Day events this year.

With events happening in County Laois on 3rd June  , 2023 , Portlaoise will be uplifted and transformed by the sights, sounds and smells of Africa, as we gather to celebrate Africa Day Laois, 2023.


The  Africa Day Laois event is taking place on the grounds of Portlaoise Leisure  Centre, Portlaoise

( Eircode R32 YP11) Co. Laois on Saturday, 3rd June, 2023.  Africa’s rich culture will be showcased through family-friendly activities, along with music, craft,  performances,  and educational elements.


In the interest of sustainability and to help in  reducing omissions and traffic congestion, attendees are encouraged to use public transport, to walk or to cycle to your local Africa Day. We also recommend  that attendees  bring a refillable water container  to avoid the use of single use plastic.


You will be entertained by  live music, drama , poetry, along with many more performances . There will also be traditional African drumming and dance displays, African fashion, art and crafts and much more.

There will also be a Laois Africa v Laois Gardai soccer match on the astroturf pitch at 11.30am that morning as part of the celebrations

Last years event took place in glorious sunshine and was truly a great celebration of African culture. We hope to see you again on Saturday, the 3rd of June.  You are invited to embrace African culture by  wearing bright colours!!!!

Please note that all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and that as part of the event, photographs and video of the will be taken by a photographer or event staff . If you do not wish to be photographed , please inform the photographer at the time.

Pictured at County Hall for the launch of Africa Day Laois on Friday last, were: Emma O’Connor ( Healthy Laois Co-ordinator ), Simon Walton ( Director of Services, Laois Co Council ) Bolaji Adeyanju, Kemi Adeyemi, Kamar Ayanda, Kafayat Sanusi, Tom Curran (Staff Officer, Comm. Section ) and Anne Marie Kirrane ( Acting Admin. Officer Community Section ). Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.



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