Temple House Festival

This weekend is the Temple House Festival in Sligo. I can’t begin to tell you what a great festival it is. This is its second year, I didn’t get to go last year because Lucy was in hospital, but this year I’ve been backwards and forwards to have a look.

We are lucky in that it’s only down the road from us, which suits me fine as I wouldn’t be into camping. Although there is a huge camp site there with showers, hot food and even a shop so it’s all very civilised.

The Temple House festival isn’t just a music festival, although the music is great. There are over 100 acts over 4 stages. I haven’t been staying late so haven’t seen any of the headline acts but the highlights for me so far have been ‘Shouting at Planes’ and Kerbdog. I’ve done a couple of videos (not great quality but it’ll give you an idea).

There are also fantastic events going on for the under 12’s in the ‘Walled Garden’. They can take part in all kinds of races, hear stories, make things, play in the sand pit, go to the disco….so much to see and do. For the mum’s there is even a ‘healing centre’ where you can get a massage or just chill out.

If you venture into the woods you might see these guys. Who were hilarious. I had real trouble standing still enough to take a photo because I was laughing so much. They gave me a cake and a tea bag!

There is a medieval village where you can find out all about the Vikings and learn how to be one. There is also archery to try your hand at.

There are all kinds of weird and wonderful things in the woods. Including ‘Wood town’ and an arts trail. If you are anywhere near Sligo today be sure to pay a visit. A day ticket is 50 euro and under 12’s are free with a paying adult. It really is worth a visit. Some of my photo’s are on flickr. More are on SligoToday.ie and they also have video’s taken at the festival.

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