Things to do in Sligo – February, 2017

The cows and Benbulben

I’ve had a great response on my Sligo suggestions over the last few months so I’ve decided to try to do one a month. February might be the shortest month of the year but there is a lot happening. Here are just a few suggestions.

Every Friday evening from 5.30pm Osta Cafe have Irish and German conversation sessions taking place. Whether you are a beginner or improver it’s well worth going along to.

Friday the 3rd at Sheridan’s Bar, Kilglass. Enniscrone Events are presenting a Fund Raising 25 Card Drive All Proceeds go to Northwest Hospice, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, and 22q11 Ireland. €10 Entry Fee.

The markets are back! Rathcormac, Beltra, Drummartin and Sligo Farmer’s Market are all on every Saturday. A great chance to buy some gorgeous, local, produce. Strandhill People’s Market is re-opening on February 19th – they have a few spaces for new stall holders so it might be one to check out. Cliffoney Country Market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 11am to 1pm.

On the 4th of February Sligo Wellness will have a fundraising open day at St. Michael’s Family Life Centre. They are offering tasters of all the services available their centre, as well as talks, cookery demo and more. Admission is €10. All proceeds go to St. Michael’s.

AS part of Sligo’s designation as European Volunteering Capital, two Public Information Evenings will be held this February which are open to all. Come along to find out more about the plans for the year and how you and your fellow volunteers/community workers can get involved.

  • Thursday February 2nd 8pm Riverside Hotel, Sligo town
  • Thursday February 9th 8pm Cawley’s Hotel, Tubbercurry

Latin Dance Classes begin again on February 9th at The Model, Sligo. A great way to keep fit and have fun. I’ve tried this, it’s brilliant!

Guided Hike of Glencar on February 11th.  Cost: €25 including Tea/coffee and cake in Glencar Teashed. More information here.

Sports Ability DaySports Ability Day takes place on Saturday 11th February. This is a chance for people with physical and sensory disabilities to try a new sport. If you are interested you must register by Friday 3rd – see contact details above.

The Hawk’s Well Theatre have a lunchtime play on Valentine’s Day.  Fred and Alice negotiate the perils and pitfalls of life and love. Come see this joyous celebration of individuality.

Creative Art and Craft Classes take place in The Model, Sligo on February 4th, 11th and 18th.

Stroll at the Track will take place at Sligo Racecourse on Sunday 19th February from 12-4pm. There will be music, a pet farm, bounce zone, auction and more. Entry is FREE. Your donation on the day with be greatly accepted. All proceeds in aid of North West Hospice.

Create your own Comic Book with Wayne O’Connor. This takes place at the Hawk’s Well Theatre on the 20th and 21st of February.

Blue Raincoat Theatre present Shackleton at The Factory Performance Space, Sligo from Monday 20 – Friday 24 February. I’ve heard excellent reviews about this.

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

So these are just a few suggestions for you. 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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4 thoughts on “Things to do in Sligo – February, 2017

    • magnumlady says:

      Thanks David, I have put a link in the post so people can find out more information. I hope you don’t mind me listing it – I thought it might be of interest to people.

  1. David Bourke (High Hopes Hiking says:

    Thanks a lot
    I’m delighted to be mentioned on Sligo Secrets as the event hike will introduce people to one amazing secret panoramic view overlooking Glencar lake and valley
    Maybe you might come along and join in too 😄

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