Festivals and Events


Sligo, where a warm welcome and good times await you, has a calendar crammed with a range of vibrant festivals and events. The highest calibre of international, national and local artists grace Sligo venues in a sparkling series of arts and cultural events throughout the year.


Full Festival Listing


In Summer 2011, Sligo Arts Service, in partnership with Marketing Sligo Forum, commissioned Studio North West to undertake a Digital Mapping Project in collaboration with the Festivals and Events Sector. The fruits of this commission are presented on www.studionorthwest.tv as A Summer in Sligo - a series of short collaborative documentary films on a range of festivals and events inSligo.  A key aim of the project is to promote the arts in the wider cultural tourism offer, working with local providers in the creative and cultural industry.

With thanks to the Funders and Collaborators:

Sligo County Council; Sligo Borough Council; The Arts Council of Ireland; Marketing Sligo Forum; Bandit Films on behalf of Studio North West; Patrick O Rourke, Chloe James, Ferguson Events, The Warriors Run, Cairde Festival, Temple House, The Black Pig Festival, Yeats International Summer School, Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, Sligo Jazz Festival, The Old Fair Day Tubbercurry, Lunasa Festival Sligo.

Studio North Westis a forum of filmmakers and practitioners based in the Irish North West. The membership base covers Sligo, Leitrim, North Roscommon and South Donegal. A region not recognised for this medium, it has seen a growth in documentary and feature production in recent years. The SNW Forum meets monthly in different venues and is committed to the pooling of knowledge, to developing an equipment base and increasing collaboration on projects.





© Sligo County Council Arts Department, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland tel: +353 (0) 71 911 4465 arts@sligococo.ie