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Festivals and Events

 

APRIL

 Create your own Comic Book Workshop

14-16 April

12-2pm Ages 12-14years

The Hawkswell Theatre, Temple Street

www.hawkswell.com

Wayne O'Connor will teach you how to create a variety of characters and fantastic creatures.

 

West of Ireland Golf Championship

18-21 April

Rosses Point Golf Club, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

www.countysligogolfclub.ie

The Inaugural West of Ireland Open Championship. 

It is now the first major competition on the Amateur Golfing Calendar and is the Traditional start of the competitive season for Leading Amateur golfers.

 

Sligo Feis Ceoil

21-23 April

Various Venues in Sligo Town.

www.sligofeisceoil.ie

A festival of international acclaim with Competitions taking place in Classical & Traditional Music and Singing ,Drama & Verse-Speaking through the English and Irish languages .

 

MAY

Music in Drumcliffe-Vogler Quartet

2-5 May

Drumcliff, Co. Sligo

www.musicindrumcliffe.ie

This Festival will feature an exciting combination of national and international guest artists.

 

An Post Tour of Sligo 2013 Cycle

3-4 May

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.tourofsligo.ie

The An Post Tour of Sligo cycle event includes 60K, 100K & 160K options and a family fun day on Saturday.

 

South Sligo Walking Festival

3-5 May

Lough Talt, Co. Sligo

www.southsligowalkingfestival.com

Spring walking festival takes place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. There will be 3 guided walks each day: short, medium and long.

 

West of Ireland Tennis Championship

4-6 May

Sligo Tennis Club, Old Bundoran Road, Sligo

www.sligotennisclub.ie

www.tennisireland.ie

 

Sligo Races

4 & 21 May

Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.countysligoraces.com

Sligo Racecourse is a right handed track situated on 56 acres overlooking Ben Bulben in the heart of Yeats Country.  Flat & National Hunt Racing. Day Race meeting

 

2013 Cos Cos Sean Nós Festival

9-11 May

Rathcormac, Co. Sligo

www.coscos.ie

The festival will run over three days and will encompass all that is great about Traditional Irish song and dance.

 

JUNE

Annual Riverstown Vintage Day

1 June

Riverstown, Co. Sligo

www.sligofolkpark.com

A family event celebrating craft and culture from days gone by in the grounds of a 9 acre site. Plenty of activities for young and old to enjoy.

 

Yeats Day Gathering Exhibition

13 June

Hamilton Gallery, Castle Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo

071 9143686

Group Exhibition of International Artists on Yeats Day. It is a dawn to dusk celebration of WB Yeats birthday.

 

So Sligo Food Festival

11-15 June

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.sosligo.com

A fun packed weekend for the whole family, professional competitions, foraging walks, food village, street fun and Music and of course, the best of local food.

 

Rosses Point Shanty and Seafaring Festival

13-15 June

Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

www.rossespointshanty.com

Sligo’s Maritime Village is hosting the 4th International Festival.  Lots of fun and a great standard of music, song, poetry and performances.

 

World Irish stew Championship

14 June

St Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Co. Sligo

www.worldirishstewchampionship.com

The final of the World Irish Stew Championship will take place in St Angela's College in its beautiful setting on Lough Gill, Co Sligo.

 

Mullaghmore Triathlon

14 June

Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo

www.triathlonireland.com

Sporting Event including Swim, Bike and Run Race.

 

Sligo Races

17 June

Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.countysligoraces.com

Sligo Racecourse is a right handed track situated on 56 acres overlooking Ben Bulben in the heart of Yeats Country.  Flat & National Hunt Racing. Day Race meeting

 

Celtic Fringe Festival

20-23 June

Streedagh, Grange, Co. Sligo

www.celticfringefest.com

A unique festival to remember which retells the fascinating story of the ill fated Spanish Armada voyage of 1588 through the medium of music, song, dance and much more.

 

JULY

 

Havin a Laugh Adventure Fest 2014

4-6 July

Sligo town and surrounding areas

www.havinalaugh.ie

Outdoor Activities, Connecting People and ‘Having a Laugh’.

 The aim of the Festival is to assist with the promotion of positive mental health through Outdoor Activities.

 

Cairde Summer Festival

8-14 July

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.cairdefestival.com

One week of Music, dance theatre, children’s events, visual art, street art and spectacle.  Park Fest and much more.

 

Sligo Races-Family Day

13 July

Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.countysligoraces.com

Sligo Racecourse is a right handed track situated on 56 acres overlooking Ben Bulben in the heart of Yeats Country.  Flat & National Hunt Racing. Day Race meeting.

 

Sligo Stages Rally

13 July

Starting Point at Sligo Park Hotel

www.connachtmotorclub.com

Sligo Stages Rally is an annual event run by Connacht Motor Club with special stages run in the surrounding Sligo and Leitrim areas.

 

Sligo Jazz Project & International Summer School Festival

22-27 July

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.sligojazz.ie

Annual International Summer School and Festival of Jazz & World Music.

 

Tread Softly-Season of Yeats

23 July-8 August

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.seasonofyeats.com

A festival bringing the story of two of Sligo’s greatest sons to life with 19 days of Music, Theatre, Exhibitions and the Spoken Word

 

Sionnach Relay

26-27 July

Sligo Institute of Technology, Ballinode, Sligo

www.facebook.com/sionnachrelay

www.sionnachrelay.com

Ireland's First Fun Overnight Relay Race covering over 170 miles (274 Km) in Sligo. Teams of 8, with live music and so much more.

 

 

Yeats International Summer School

27 July-8 August

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.yeats-sligo.com

It is a highly prestigious academic summer school catering for people of all stages of learning and achievement, and of all ages.

 

AUGUST

 

Strandhill Surf Festival & Co Sligo Open

2-4 August

Strandhill, Sligo

www.isasurf.ie

www.strandhillsurffestival.com

 

Sligo Lúnasa Festival

1-7 August

Sligo Town & Environs

www.facebook.com/sligolunasafestival

Events over 5 days to suit all ages and musical preferences ensuring that both festival goers and promoters alike will enjoy local hospitality at its best.

 

Sligo Races

6-7 August

Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.countysligoraces.com

Sligo Racecourse is a right handed track situated on 56 acres overlooking Ben Bulben in the heart of Yeats Country.  Flat & National Hunt Racing. Day Race meeting.

 

Mirror Nationals

7-10 August

Sligo Yacht Club, Rosses Point, Sligo

www.sligoyachtclub.ie

 

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

10-17 August

Sligo Town

www.fleadhcheoil.ie

The Fleadh Cheoil is the world’s biggest and best traditional Irish music festival.

 

Sligo Olympic

16 August

Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

1500m Swim, 40km Cycle and a 10km Run.

 

Sligo Races

19 August

Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.countysligoraces.com

Sligo Racecourse is a right handed track situated on 56 acres overlooking Ben Bulben in the heart of Yeats Country.  Flat & National Hunt Racing.

 

Creative Writers Workshop

25-28 August

Markree Castle, Collooney, Co. Sligo

www.thecreativewritersworkshop.com

5 day adventure with IRENE GRAHAM, Writer and Professional Photographer set in a 14th century castle in the heart of W.B. Yeats countryside.

 

Twin Fest Ireland

23 August

Keash, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

www.twinfest.ie

A festival to bring identical twins, triplets, quads etc and their families from all parts of the world to one location for one day while raising funds for meningitis Trust Ireland.

 

The 29th Annual Warrior Run

30 August

Strandhill, Co. Sligo

www.warriorsfestival.com

A gruelling 15km road & hill race taking runners from the beachfront to the top of Knocknarea Mountain and back.  Live music and street entertainment at the beachfront.

 

SEPTEMBER

Yeats Country Cycle Tour

7 September

Innisfree Wheelers Cycling Club

www.innisfreewheelers.com

 

Sailing GP14 Autumn Open/Youth Championship

21-22 September

Sligo Yacht Club, Rosses Point, Sligo

www.sligoyachtclub.ie

 

Sligo Festival of Baroque Music

26-28 September

The Model, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.sligobaroquefestival.com

The Annual Festival takes place in the Model and provides an excellent programme of concerts, talks, workshops and master classes.

 

National Sports Conference

25-26 September

Sligo Institute of Technology

www.coachingireland.com

 

OCTOBER

Sligo Races

1 October

Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.countysligoraces.com

Sligo Racecourse is a right handed track situated on 56 acres overlooking Ben Bulben in the heart of Yeats Country.  Flat & National Hunt Racing. Day Race meeting.

 

Sligo Live

22-27 October

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.sligolive.ie

Sligo Live celebrates folk, roots, and indie music. Over the years it has carved out a niche as a relaxed, intimate and enjoyable music festival, attracting visitors from all over Ireland and abroad.

 

Bram Stoker Experience-Get sucked into Sligo

26 October

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

087 2162446

This event will kick start with a tour of Sligo Abbey and tell the story of Bram Stokers family connections, show the inspiration for the novel including the cholera epidemic in the 1800's in Sligo where mass graves were discovered.

 

NOVEMBER

Choral Festival

7-10 November

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

www.sligochoralfest.com

A weekend of Music & Singing.  Worldwide Choirs, Concerts, competitions, cabaret, street & Pub singing.

 

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