The leaves are falling and Sligo is looking beautiful as always. If you are looking for a break along the Wild Atlantic Way look no further. There is so much happening this month in Sligo and here are some highlights.
Every Saturday Morning get the weekend off to a great start with Sligo ParkRun – this is a 5k timed run or walk at Doorly Park. It’s free to take part and they welcome new members.
October 1st 8pm. Dark Leaves Theatre Company presents ‘Old Time Radio’ at Thomas Connolly. ‘X Minus One’ was broadcast on the NBC radio network from 1955 – 1958, and presented top-notch half-hour radio drama, adapting stories from some of the best Science Fiction authors of the era.
October 3rd 5.30pm -Invited Artists Small Works exhibition opens at The Hyde Bridge Gallery. This runs until November 7th.
October 4th is free admission to Sligo Abbey and Carrowmore Tombs, these are the two OPW sites in Sligo. These sites close this month until next April.
6th – 8th the Sligo Baroque Festival takes place at The Model, Sligo. You can find the full programme of events here.
Take off to Strandhill for the first food festival in Ireland to take place in an airport. Over 30 food stalls will be in attendance as well as food demos, food talks, music and more. Kids go free and it’s only a fiver entrance for adults. Find out more here.
October Fest takes place in Rathcormac Market. A day of Irish Traditional Music and Dance along with the food and craft market.
Indian – one of the finest bands to come out of Sligo make a welcome return to the Hawk’s Well Theatre along with many special guests. This is almost a sold out gig at the time of writing so don’t miss out.
8th of October – get the walking shoes on and join The Ronald McDonald House Charity as they hold their annual #Walk4Families. The Sligo one takes part in Doorly Park.
9th and 10th of October – The Raven Beckons, written by Shaun Purcell takes to the stage at the Hawk’s Well. Proceeds from this show go to the theatre restoration fund.
Friday the 13th needn’t be a scary date. You can enjoy a 9 course Gala Harvest Feast in celebration of the Sligo Food Trail. Award-winning chefs from Sligo town and county join together to produce a night of the finest cuisine. More details here
15th October is Family Day at The Model. 11.30am – 2.30pm €10 for 1 adult and 1 child
€12 for 1 adult and 2 Children. This is usually booked up so don’t miss out.
On the 19th Call of the Wild celebrate their 21st birthday with a Fashion Show and a night of fun and music. Proceeds go to local charities.
20th – 22nd – The Maritime Heritage Weekend takes place in Rosses Point. Lots of events taking place and more details can be found here.
On Sunday 22nd October join Michele at the Well as she returns to her roots and celebrates “The Heart of Ireland” with music and song accompanied by Gavan Muldoon.
25th – 30th October sees the return of Sligo Live. This year acts include Imelda May, Sharon Shannon and Gilbert O’Sullivan.
27th and 28th. The Hazelwood Haunting takes place in Hazelwood Forest. This family, fun, event is sure to be spooktacular and places are limited for this fundraiser for The Friends of Sligo University Hospital. More information is here.
The Sligo Markets:
Every Saturday you can visit Beltra Country Market, The Farmer’s Market at the IT Sligo, Rathcormac Country Market and Drummartin Country Market. Cliffoney Country Market takes place on the first and third Sunday of the month.
Strandhill People’s Market takes place every Sunday at Sligo airport from 11am – 4pm.
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.
aye, and let your readers not forget to take in the beautiful and unknown autumn scenery around sligo…. thank you for showing me