Events

MAY

2017 Cos Cos Sean Nós Festival
1-7 May
Rathcormac, Co. Sligo
www.coscos.ie
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
https://sligoorpheuschoir.com

Sligo Races
22 May
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
http://www.countysligoraces.com

Live on Air Festival
26-27 May
Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
http://www.liveonairfestival.com
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.

 

JUNE

Sligo County Fleadh
1-4 June
Sligo Town
https://comhaltas.ie/events/detail/sligo_county_fleadh_2017/

Riverstown Annual Vintage Day
3 June
Sligo Folk park, Riverstown
http://www.sligofolkpark.com
History, heritage, folklore, music and dance.

Yeats Tapas Food Trail
8-11 June
Sligo Town
http://www.sligofoodtrail.ie

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
http://www.rossespointshanty.com
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
http://www.outdoorfitnesssligo.com
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
http://www.triathlonireland.com
Sporting Event including Swim, Bike and Run Race.

Sligo Races
20 June
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
http://www.countysligoraces.com

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

Turning the Tide Yogathon
Rosses Point Beach, Rosses Point
http://www.havinalaugh.ie

Havin a Laugh Adventure Festival-Thrill to Chill
30th June – 2nd July
Sligo
http://www.rennafix.com
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.

JULY
Sligo Camino
1 July
http://www.sligocamino.ie
Trek 34km from Dromahair, Co. Leitrim to Coolaney, Co. Sligo and discover the Sligo
Camino.

Hazelwood Triathlon
8 July
Hazelwood Demesne
http://www.triathlonireland.com
Olympic Distance Race. 1500m Swim, 40km Bike and 10km run.

Sligo 17 Conference New Wine Ireland
9-14 July
Sligo Institute of Technology
http://www.newwineireland.org
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
http://www.sssschool.org

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
http://www.cairdefestival.com
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
Sligo
http://www.blueraincoat.com
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
http://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 Races-Family Day
16 July
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
http://www.countysligoraces.com

Sligo County Agricultural Show
15 July
Riverstown, Co. Sligo
http://www.sligocountyagrishow.com
Agricultural Show with Dog Trials, Shows, fancy dress and Arts & Crafts.

Tread Softly
17-30 July
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
http://www.treadsoftly.ie
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
http://www.sligojazz.ie
Annual International Summer School and Festival of Jazz & World Music.

Enniscrone Black pig Festival
27-30 July
Enniscrone, Sligo
http://www.enniscrone.ie

North Sligo Agricultural Show
29 July TBC
Grange, Sligo
http://www.northsligoagrishow.ie

Garland Sunday
30 July
Keash, Ballymote, Sligo
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keash-On-Garland-Sunday
Annual Garland Sunday Festival which includes lots of fun filled activities for all the
family.

Yeats International Summer School
20-29 July
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
http://www.yeats-sligo.com
Annual International Summer School.

AUGUST
James Morrison
TBC
Riverstown, Co. Sligo
http://www.comhaltas.ie
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
http://www.ballymoteheritage.com

Warrior of the Sea 6km
5 August
Rosses Point/Strandhill, Co. Sligo
http://warriorofthesea.wix.com/wots
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
http://www.oldfairday.ie
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
http://www.outdoorfitnesssligo.com

Sligo Races-Evening Race
9-10 August
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
The events listed are subject to change, please contact the venue for further details Page 7

http://www.countysligoraces.com

The 33rd

Annual Warrior Run
26 August
Strandhill, Co. Sligo
http://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.

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

SEPTEMBER
Celtic Fringe Festival
21-24 September
Streedagh, Grange, Co. Sligo
http://www.celticfringefest.com
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
TBC
September
International event where car parking spaces are transformed into mini parks.
http://www.parkingday.org

Culture Night
22 September
Sligo Town and County
http://www.culturenight.ie
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
http://www.sligoathleticclub.com

Sligo Races
27 September
Sligo Racecourse, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
http://www.countysligoraces.com

Frank Finn Traditional Singing Weekend
29 Sept – 1 Oct
Yeats Country Hotel, Rosses Point, Sligo
http://www.sligotradsingers.ie
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.

OCTOBER

Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
6-8 October
The Model, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
http://www.sligobaroquefestival.com
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
http://www.coneyislandchallenge.net
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
Live.

Sligo Live
25-30 October
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
http://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.

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