Theatre, Dance, Music, Pantomime & Comedy

Shows at The Hawks Well have included The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, I Hear You and Rejoice and The Second Coming.

Projects specific to Sligo are Sligo Sings and Sligo Stories. Theatre-Artist-in-Residence Bob Kelly developed one of these stories into The Big Wall – a site-specific theatre production staged in both Sligo Courthouse and Sligo Gaol in May 2016.In April 2017 we paid tribute to three incredible artists who passed away in 2016 but whose legacies will live on forever. In this very special Hawk’s Well production, Remembering 2016 – Sligo sings Prince, Bowie, Cohen, musicians and singers of Sligo joined together in harmony to pay tribute to these cherished pop culture icons.

In November 2017, the Hawks Well will be launching a new fun acting programme Sligo Acts.

Every year they celebrate a musician or artist from Sligo in our very special Celebration Nights. To date we have celebrated the extraordinary careers of Sligo artists The Jazz Ladds, Rick Epping, Seamie O’Dowd, Eddie Lee, Cathy Jordan, Brian Leyden, Donal ‘Dude’ McLynn, Sandy Kelly, Steve Wickham and Niamh Crowley.

They love to create new work for children and our shows Codladh Sámh and Concerts for Babies delight the youngest in our community.

The theatre is running a short residency programme and applications are invited for Time at the Well – a new residency programme for 2018.

See Hawkswell website for up to date performances, shows, events.

Sea Sessions Bundoran
SeaSessions Bundoran

Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival Bundoran in June each year.

Website at https://www.seasessions.com/

The Model
The Model Sligo - Music, Events, Exhibitions

Nora Niland campaigned tirelessly on behalf of the collection throughout her tenure as County Librarian and Curator. Through public subscription, bequests, private donations, permanent loans, artist donation and a number of other bodies, works by many significant Irish artists have been acquired for the collection, including works of contemporary Irish artists.

The Model, which was a school built in 1862, was renovated in 1999 in order to house the amazing collection accrued and so began our journey to where we are today.

Our dynamic education department offers workshops, tours, classes and talks for children and adults alike and has developed ground breaking programmes for those with mental and physical disabilities and for Early Years. We host family days on the third Sunday of every month to engage family creativity, arts, crafts and fun, in response to our current exhibitions.

The Model’s weekly cinema runs in collaboration with Sligo Film Society, one of Ireland’s longest running film clubs as well as films in French and Spanish for schools.

We pride ourselves on being multi-disciplinary and in addition to the above we also have our vibrant music programme which includes projects that respond to our exhibitions, while also collaborating with a number of festivals in music, arts, film, theatre and more.

See website for current exhibitions, music, events.

Local Markets

Rathcormac Artisan Food & Craft Market – on Sats 10am – 3pm

A locally produced Food and Craft Market, open Saturdays. Shop, Browse, Enjoy.

We can be found 5 minutes drive from Sligo Town on the N15. See Rathcormac Market Facebook page

Strandhill Peoples Market – on Suns 11am – 4pm

Hangar 1, Sligo Airport, Strandhill, Sligo. See https://www.facebook.com/strandhillmarket/

Cliffoney Country Market – 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month, 11.00 am – 1pm

Cliffoney Country Market takes place on the first and third Sunday of each month, between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm in the Village Hall, Cliffoney, County Sligo.

See Cliffoney Market Facebook page.

Sligo Farmers Market – Saturday mornings

Farmers Market with local food, craft and more situated at Sligo IT on Saturday mornings.

See Sligo Farmers Facebook page

Sligo Live
Sligo Live

Sligo Live is one of the most relaxed, friendly and enjoyable music festivals in Europe, having hosted major international and Irish folk, roots and indie artists in intimate indoor venues for 12 years. See https://sligolive.ie/

Sligo enjoys a unique and rare location on the Wild Atlantic Way with tranquil lakes and mountains on one side and the vastness and power of the ocean on the other.

The area is brimming with musicians who play the clubs, bars and cafes all year round. Within Ireland it is known as Music City Sligo. The festival is an opportunity to hear a select sampling of this enormous pool of talent alongside major international names and some of Ireland’s favorite musicians.

Past headliners include Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Joan Armatrading and the Waterboys. These and many others have joined Irish acts like Altan, Dervish, Solas, Imelda May, Sharon Shannon, Martin Hayes, We Banjo 3, The Villagers and Sinead O’Connor in a feast of music.

Sligo Live welcomes all ages and is the perfect way to brighten up your autumn. With 100 performances by 400 musicians on over 20 stages during the six days – and with over 80% free of charge – your most difficult decision will be choosing which of the dozens of concerts and performances to see next!

Local Recommended Cafes
Vintage Lane, Bramleys Yard, Sligo
Drumcliffe Tea House (beside Yeats’ Grave)
Fish & Bean, Rosses Point
Glencar Tea Shed
Five Star Fun
Five Star Fun For Kids, Grange
Children’s Activity Centre in Grange, Co Sligo https://fivestarfun.ie