Looking to get out of the house this week? Fancy a fun get-together with friends? Here’s our pick of what’s on in Sligo this week.
Join the North Sligo Community Walking Group at their next outing at Union Wood. The beautiful Union Wood walk includes the 4km Union Wood trail and the 5.5km Oakwood trail in dazzling routes that include squirrel, deer, pine marten, buzzards, swans and ducks as well as the beauty of Lough Gill and surrounding countryside. For more details contact the Benwiskin Centre on 071 9176721.
Join us for the Sligo Whiskey Society tasting masterclass with Michael Clancy of the Lough Ree Distillery at Thomas Connolly’s Bar this Thursday. Learn the history of the distillery while sampling some outstanding aged whiskey. With the motto ‘raising glasses, lifting spirits’ it’s sure to be a great night. Tickets are €25 for members and €30 for non-members.
Another original Shaun Purcell Musical unique to Sligo. Set in Sligo, it follows a family who make a new start in Cedarwood Drive unaware that the ghosts of the Newcombe sisters are already in residence. Romance, family dramas and domestic pets are the ingredients served up with lots of laughter and melodies we guarantee you will leave the theatre singing! Tickets €22/11 u18s.
Soul and doo-wop group The Drifters are one of the best loved acts of the 1950s and 1960s and for those looking to relive this golden era in music you can catch The Drifters Tribute at the Sligo Park Hotel, known for such hits as “Honey Love”, “There Goes My Baby”, and “Up on the Roof” this is truly some of the best music ever recorded and a great excuse to dance the night away. Priced at €30.70 on Ticketmaster.
RTÉ 2FM Rising, the annual programme that profiles and celebrates new and upcoming Irish artists each year, is taking to the road and taking over Andersons Live for the ultimate party night to close the series for 2022. Check out Le Boom, Lucy Blue, and Chasing Abbey. Tickets are set at a nominal fee of €2 which will go directly to Minding Creative Minds.
Sligo Park Run is a fun, friendly, and free weekly 5km fun run at Doorly Park. Members of the community are encouraged to participate in any way they choose whether that’s walk, run, jog, volunteer, or just spectate. Register at parkrun.ie to access a scannable tracking bar code and grab a post run coffee with participants in the Riverside Hotel after.
In 2021, London born Sligo resident Amy O’Hara released her debut album ‘A Blue I Can’t Describe’. However, due to pandemic restrictions she was unable to launch the record in person. To rectify this Amy is hosting ‘The Launch I Never Had’ at The Factory performance space this Friday. Tickets €15 can be purchased from amyoharamusic.com or through Eventbrite.
Spend the evening with David O’Hara and his crew telling the tales, sharing the takeaways, and helping those who help us at ‘Floundering the Essex’ in Harry’s Bar Rosses Point this Saturday. Priced at €20 and all proceeds go to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Tickets available on the door with free sausages and chips inside!
The annual St Nathy's Tractor Run is back with a bang for the first time since 2019 with a vintage and Christmas theme. Registration in Bunnanadden at 11am and the run starts at 12pm with tractors, cars, bikes, and lorries all welcome. With a Christmas theme there will be prizes for the best dressed. Music, entertainment, refreshments and a raffle will be provided for the kids in Bunnanadden Hall. Admission is €20 with proceeds going towards St Nathy's LGFA.
Cavan songwriter Lisa O’Neill has really made a name for herself these last few years with her song “All the Tired Horses” acting as the closing track of critically acclaimed BBC series Peaky Blinders. Lisa has developed a growing following of dedicated fans through her unique folk sound, strong song-writing and distinctive voice. Catch her at the Hawk’s Well this Sunday, tickets €20/€10, u18s.