2017 Cos Cos Sean Nós Festival
1-7 May
Rathcormac, Co. Sligo
The festival will encompass all that is great about Traditional Irish song and dance.

Sligo Orpheus Choir Spring Concert
12 May
Canis Major, Clayton Hotel

Sligo Races
22 May
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

Live on Air Festival
26-27 May
Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Live on Air will see Ireland’s freshest Indie, Folk and Jazz groups perform in the beautiful
seaside setting of Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Festival goers will be entertained
throughout, with a packed programme of live performances.



Sligo County Fleadh
1-4 June
Sligo Town

Riverstown Annual Vintage Day
3 June
Sligo Folk park, Riverstown
History, heritage, folklore, music and dance.

Yeats Tapas Food Trail
8-11 June
Sligo Town

Yeats Day
11-13 June
Sligo Town
Celebrations to mark the birth of W.B Yeats

Lily Lolly Craftfest
13-18 June
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
WB’s creative sisters Susan (Lily) and Elizabeth (Lolly) will be celebrated in the LilyLolly
Craftfest which will be launched on Yeats Day and will run for eight days. The LilyLolly
Craftfest includes exhibitions and classes of drawing, spinning, pottery, hand embroidery
techniques, automatic writing and tea leaf reading.

Wild Atlantic Shanty Festival
16-18 June
Rosses Point, Co. Sligo
Sligo’s Maritime Village is hosting the Annual International Festival. Lots of fun with a
great standard of music, song, poetry and performances.

2017 Sligo Ultra Way
17 June
Lough Talt
The Sligo Way Ultra is the first self-supported ultra-run along The Sligo Way in Sligo.

GloHealth Mullaghmore Sprint Triathlon
17 June
Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo
Sporting Event including Swim, Bike and Run Race.

Sligo Races
20 June
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

Knocklane Festival
23-25 June
Ellen’s Pub, Maugherow
For all traditional Music lovers, the Benbulben Comhaltas will host the first Knocklane

Turning the Tide Yogathon
Rosses Point Beach, Rosses Point

Havin a Laugh Adventure Festival-Thrill to Chill
30th June – 2nd July
The Annual Rennafix Flagship Event consists of three days of adventure in Sligo. Take in
the great outdoors, live music and entertainment, healthy Food, camping and more.
Rennafix Group in Sligo have created the Havin’ a Laugh Festival to promote well-being
and positive mental health in Sligo.

Sligo Camino
1 July
Trek 34km from Dromahair, Co. Leitrim to Coolaney, Co. Sligo and discover the Sligo

Hazelwood Triathlon
8 July
Hazelwood Demesne
Olympic Distance Race. 1500m Swim, 40km Bike and 10km run.

Sligo 17 Conference New Wine Ireland
9-14 July
Sligo Institute of Technology
It is a key event for the church in Ireland to join together for a week of worship, ministry
and teaching.

South Sligo Summer School
9-15 July
Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

A week long celebration of Irish traditional music, dance and song. Learn to play a
traditional Irish musical instrument or advance your skills at the hands of a master.

Cairde Summer Festival
9-15 July
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
A celebration of cultural diversity and inclusion with a selection of events including visual
art, kids events, comedy, spoken word, performance and music from all over the world.

A Country Under Wave
13-30 July
Celebrating Yeats’ theatre by presenting his plays at the Factory Performance Space and
at a number of other outdoor locations.

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

Sligo Races-Family Day
16 July
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

Sligo County Agricultural Show
15 July
Riverstown, Co. Sligo
Agricultural Show with Dog Trials, Shows, fancy dress and Arts & Crafts.

Tread Softly
17-30 July
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
A festival bringing the story of two of Sligo’s greatest sons to life with Music, Theatre,
Exhibitions and the Spoken Word

Sligo Jazz Project & International Summer School Festival
25-30 July
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
Annual International Summer School and Festival of Jazz & World Music.

Enniscrone Black pig Festival
27-30 July
Enniscrone, Sligo

North Sligo Agricultural Show
29 July TBC
Grange, Sligo

Garland Sunday
30 July
Keash, Ballymote, Sligo
Annual Garland Sunday Festival which includes lots of fun filled activities for all the

Yeats International Summer School
20-29 July
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
Annual International Summer School.

James Morrison
Riverstown, Co. Sligo
The Traditional Music Festival commemorates the musical genius of Sligo’s James
Morrison and his Contempories.

Ballymote Heritage Weekend
4-7 August TBC
Ballymote, Sligo

Warrior of the Sea 6km
5 August
Rosses Point/Strandhill, Co. Sligo
An open water challenge for the adventurous swimmer. 6km of Wild Ocean, swirling
tides, thunderous waves and spectacular surrounds stand in the way of becoming a
Warrior of the Sea.

Grub on the Garavogue
5-6 August
Stephen St Car Park, Sligo

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival
5-9 August
Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
The Tubbercurry fair is becoming one of the leading fair day festivals in the country
focussing on Irish heritage, crafts and culture with a host of family friendly activities.

Lough Gill Northwest Hospice 10km Swim & Relay
Date TBC
Parkes Castle, Co. Leitrim

Sligo Races-Evening Race
9-10 August
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
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Annual Warrior Run
26 August
Strandhill, Co. Sligo
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.

National Heritage Week
19-27 August
Various Venues around Sligo
National Heritage Weeks aim is to increase awareness of Ireland’s national heritage and
to highlight its importance to public policy and everyday life.

Celtic Fringe Festival
21-24 September
Streedagh, Grange, Co. Sligo
A unique festival to remember the fascinating story of the ill fated Spanish Armada
voyage of 1588 through the medium of music, song, dance and much more.

Parking Day
International event where car parking spaces are transformed into mini parks.

Culture Night
22 September
Sligo Town and County
Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events,
tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Sligo Coast to Coast 10 Mile Run/Walk/Roll Challenge
Strandhill/Rosses Point

Sligo Races
27 September
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

Frank Finn Traditional Singing Weekend
29 Sept – 1 Oct
Yeats Country Hotel, Rosses Point, Sligo
The Frank Finn Traditional Singing Festival is designed to encourage the singing tradition
in the Sligo area by strengthening the bonds of friendship already established between
The Sligo Traditional Singers and other singers both in Ireland and abroad.


Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
6-8 October
The Model, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
The Annual Festival takes place in the Model and provides an excellent programme of
concerts, talks, workshops and master classes.

Coney to Coney Island Run
14 October TBC
Sligo Rugby Club, Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Run from Sligo Rugby Club to Coney Island & back. There will be 10k Walk and Run and
challenging 15k Run which takes in a full loop of the Island.

Fiddler of Dooney
28-29 October
Sligo Town
Irelands most prestigious fiddle competition held over 2 days and sponsored by Sligo

Sligo Live
25-30 October
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
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.

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