Things to do in Sligo September 2017

Summer is over and it’s time to get back into the old routine of early mornings, packed lunches and homework. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out. In fact Sligo is buzzing this month – here are just some highlights.

If you fancy learning something new or building your confidence why not try the free drama classes for adults? Registration is Wednesday and Thursday 6th and 7th at the Northside Community Centre.

Wednesday 6th September is the first Wednesday of the month so it’s free to get into most OPW sites countrywide. In Sligo you can get free admission to Sligo Abbey and Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. Parkes Castle in Leitrim is also free at the moment due to renovation works.

9th September 2-5pm Poet, Jane Clarke returns to the Hawk’s Well Theatre to facilitate this creative writing workshop and to give a reading from her acclaimed collection, The River.

9th and 10th of September:

Lightning McQueen will be at Hod Rods Collooney from 2-5pm on both days. There will be face painting, giveaways and more.

The popular Cannonball returns to Sligo.  The trip typically features 190 cars including the world’s top makes: McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche. The cars will arrive in Sligo town at approx. 6.30pm on Saturday 9th and depart on Sunday morning at 10am from the Sligo Retail Park.

Friday 15th September PARKing Day makes a welcome return to Sligo. The town will be transformed into mini parks, you never know what you’ll see. More information here.

Saturday 16th September. Toddler Drama Classes begin at the Hawk’s Well Sligo.

Saturday 16th September. Join Sligo Global Kitchen as they bring you The Syrian Story at The Model, 3pm. The Global Kitchen will welcome over 50 Syrian Refugees and share food from their country with them. This is a wonderful event and a change to try food that perhaps you haven’t tasted before.

Sunday 17th September. Family Day at The Model, €10 admission for one adult and one child. This usually gets booked up quickly so don’t miss out.

Thursday 21 – Saturday 30 SeptemberBlue Raincoat will perform three Beckett plays back to back at the old Saehan Factory beside Hazelwood House, Sligo. The performances are Play, A piece of Monologue and Footfalls by Samuel Beckett.

Friday 22nd September is Culture Night. This is one of the highlights of my year with something for everyone as venues all over the county open their doors for free. You can find out all the details here:

22nd – 24th September – The Celtric Fringe Festival takes place in Grange, Co. Sligo. This annual event remembers the Spanish Armada and those who lost their lives on Streedagh beach.

The Sligo Markets:
Every Saturday you can visit Beltra Country MarketThe Farmer’s Market at the IT Sligo, Rathcormac Country Market and Drummartin Country Market.  Cliffoney Country Market takes place on the first and third Saturday of the month.
Strandhill People’s Market takes place every Sunday at Sligo airport from 11am – 4pm.

Eagle’s Flying in Ballymote is open every day with two flying shows a day and a lovely pet farm for all to enjoy. It’s a great day out for all the family and well worth a visit.

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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