January Highlights in Sligo

Sligo Style

The days are dull, the nights are long, I think we could all do with something to look forward to so here are some suggestions.

Sligo parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9:30am at Doorly Park. This is free and you are encouraged to run at your own pace.


Sligo Global Kitchen returns to The Model, Sligo on January 14th at 3pm. If you’ve never been to this it’s a fantastic event, everyone is welcome to come along and try some of the fabulous food. People from all cultures and walks of life enjoy a meal and a chat. It’s a great way to get to meet new people.

Sunday the 15th of January is Family Day at The Model.  Play, discover, make friends and learn the beginnings of design. €10 one adult + one child / €2 one additional child. This is limited to 20 places.

Sligo on Ice continues until January 29th. On Monday the 16th they have a ‘Skate for Hospice‘. You can enjoy half an hour of ice skating for €10 and all the proceeds go to North West Hospice.

The Hawk’s Well Theatre have so many events taking place including ‘Three Thursdays: Books & Wine‘ which starts on January 19th. If you fancy a bit of a sing song check out ‘Sing for the Hell of It!’ which starts on January 23rd.

If you are planning a wedding the North West Wedding Expo is taking place at the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo on January 21st and 22nd. You can find more details here.

The Riverside Hotel Sligo are launching their first Sligo Walking Festival in conjunction with North West Adventure Tours. The festival will take place from the 27th – 29th January. Walks are taking place for all levels of fitness. Click here for more details.

The Spirit of Sligo Gala takes place on Friday January 27th at the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo. This is a musical event not to be missed, featuring some of the best musicians that Sligo has to offer. This special event will take place to launch Sligo’s designation as European Volunteering Capital 2017. Tickets are €10, you can find out more here.

Acting for Adults begins on January 30th at the Hawk’s Well Theatre.  This six-week course with Parisian and artistic director of Sligo Youth Theatre, Jean Marie Perinetti gives adults of all ages a chance to explore and develop their acting skills. €75 for the course.

For all the music you could wish for check out the fantastic Sligo Musicians Gig Guide.

This post is just a guide and not a recommendation of things to do and is not sponsored or affiliated with any of the events mentioned or by any other company.


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