Something for the Weekend

Science Week

If you are looking for something to do in Sligo this weekend there are a lot of things on which might be of interest.

Sligo Choral Festival begins this evening with a Gala Concert by the High Hopes Choir. This is a culmination is the culmination of Ireland’s first homeless choir and they will perform tonight at the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo. During the weekend around 50 choirs will be bringing Sligo alive with song. You can find out more here.

Choral Festival

The Sligo Science Fair is on this Sunday, 13th November at the IT Sligo from 12 – 5pm. This is a ‘must see’ event for the whole family, with so much to see and do and the emphasis is on making science fun.  The fair is part of the Sligo Science Festival which runs until November 20th.

Beltra Market

The markets are on, with the chance to shop local and pick up a unique gift or some artisan food. On Saturday 12th, November the markets are:

  • Sligo Farmers Market, IT Sligo 9am – 1pm. The market is on at the IT, Sligo.
  • Beltra Country Market 10am-12 noon (including a T-Shirt painting workshop this week). Take the N59 from Ballisodare heading to Ballina, just after Beltra you’ll see the market on your left.
  • Drummartin Country Market 10.30am – 12.30pm. Take the Ballina Road from Tubbercurry, you’ll see the market on your right before Lough Talt.
  • Rathcormac Artisan Food and Craft Market 10am – 3pm. Take the N15 out of Sligo town and the market is on your left before you get to Drumcliffe Church.
  • On Sunday there is the Strandhill People’s Market 11am – 4pm. This is on at Strandhill Airport, turn right before you get to Strandhill beach.

Sligo Orienteering Club are running an orienteering event at Lissadell House from 11am – 12.30pm. You can find out more here.

Sligo Design Week concludes this weekend. There are still some great workshops and a talk to attend. Find out all the information here.

On Sunday at 2pm – The Model presents ‘Looking Back and Out’. Contemporary poets, Peggi Gallagher, Monica Corish, Eilo Molloy, Maeve MacDermott, Winifred McNulty amongst others, read from their work and look back at poetry from the 20th century. This is a free event.

As well as all of these great events there is also live music happening in the local pubs. Check out this site for a comprehensive list.

Hopefully this post will be of use to some of you. Have a lovely weekend whatever you do 🙂

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