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December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

This exhibition questions the freedom of movement of many people in today’s world – and the lack thereof – of many people in today’s world, in light of the unsettled nature of global geo-politics. Turbulence will explore the way in which politics, power and the movement of people have historically shaped our world, and will consider contemporary concerns around post-colonialism, socio-politics, hospitality and humanity through the work of a number of important contemporary Irish and international artists. A selection of…

Graphite & Easel: Weekly Lifedrawing Session

January 26 @ 10:00 am - April 27 @ 1:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

Peer-led group sessions for artists, creative practitioners and anyone interested in life drawing. These Friday sessions are artist-led and open to everyone. Come and join this dynamic and motivated group to further your drawing skills in the inspirational setting of The Model. €10 members Please bring your own materials For more information contact emmastroude@gmail.com / 086 0513509

Eamon O’ Kane: A History of Play

February 7 - April 30

Venue: The Model - Sligo

In this colourful three-dimensional installation, children are invited to explore shape, colour and constructive design through imaginative and creative play. Created by artist Eamon O’Kane and inspired by Frederich Frobel, the founder of Kindergarten. Suitable for families, early years, schools and groups.


February 11 @ 12:30 pm - March 18 @ 2:30 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

Looking for creative inspiration for your little ones this Spring? Add some hands-on art to your must-do list this season with artists Sinéad O’Hanlon and Ana Faye. ArtTrap on Sundays is a perfect space for children to innovate, explore and experiment, using art and craft-making processes. Sundays, weekly €60 / €15 per class *please note there will be no class Sun. 4 Mar.  

Peter Wächtler; Far Out

February 24 @ 10:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

Far Out, 2016 is a four-minute, hand-painted animation by the German artist Peter Wächtler, in which a solitary figure in a top hat and tails walks towards, but never reaches, a mountaintop castle. The film, which is accompanied by a soundtrack written and performed by the artist, uses rhythm and repetition to create a compelling, humourous and discomfiting viewing experience. Artist Talk: Sat. 24 Feb., 2pm, Free

Sligo Children’s Book Festival

March 2 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

Sligo Children’s Book Festival celebrates literacy and creativity for parents and young children living in the North West. Bringing you a host of events throughout the month of March, the festival invites you to step into a world of magic, where books come to life through performances, readings and workshop events.

Informal Music Afternoon

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - December 2 @ 2:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

IMAs are held on the first Sunday of each month at 1pm. They present an eclectic mix of music from different genres, in a relaxed, cabaret style in the Model’s atrium, with the café offering tempting refreshments. IMAs are produced by Sligo Baroque Orchestra in partnership with the Model, they are supported by the Arts Council and Sligo County Council. Admission €5, children go free.

Yeats Society Sligo 2018 Programme of Events

March 13 - November 12

Venue: Sligo - Sligo

Programme of events 2018 at the Yeats Society, Hyde Bridge, Sligo. We are pleased to launch our 2018 schedule of events at the Yeats Building. Many highlights include the July Summer School, Yeats Day, LilyLolly Craftfest, Tread Softly and a new August event to celebrate Jack Yeats. We will also mark the centenary of the end of WWI in Nov. Please also look out for readings, films, creative conversations and schools’ programmes. All events and details may be found on…

Monkeyshine Theatre: The Magic Bookshop

March 20 @ 10:30 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

The Magic Bookshop is a treasure trove of wonders where old books flock together and their stories hop from the pages. Peter and John work at the new arrivals desk. The two friends do their very best to make sure every book gets a new life and that none of the magic is lost. The Magic Bookshop is an immersive experience for everyone over 5 and brave under 5’s. Audiences are invited to bring a gently used book to swap…

“The Factory Girls”

March 21 - March 24

Venue: The Glen’s Centre - Leitrim

Splódar Theatre Company in Manorhamilton presents “The Factory Girls” by Frank Mc Guinness, a story of the harsh working life of women in a shirt factory in Donegal in 1982. Faced with a threat to their jobs, the women take matters into their own hands.  They decide not to be beaten down but rather to stand up against the odds. On the 100 year anniversary of the movement towards women gaining the right to vote, this is a timely production.…

Irish Wood & Furniture Manufacturing Conference-22nd March 2018

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue: Clayton Hotel Galway - Galway

Are you involved in the wood and furniture manufacturing field, if so, find out more and register now for the Inaugural Conference of the Irish Wood & Furniture Manufacturing Network www.iwfm.ie The network is established for the wood and furniture manufacturing sector including those involved in the design and manufacture of kitchens, architectural joinery, contract furniture, bespoke interior solutions, commercial interiors and wood-based products and services. The Irish Wood and Furniture Manufacturing network is newly established, under the auspices of…

Family Easter Day Special

March 25 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

Running out of ideas for this year’s Easter decorations? Join artists Sinead O’Hanlon and Ana Faye to make your very own Fabergé-style Easter eggs and hand-printed Easter cards. This Family Day Special includes lunch, followed by a secret screening at 2pm. All craft materials provided. Limited places available, booking closes Friday, 23rd March. Suitable for children aged 6+ and their parents / guardians. €20 for 1 adult and 1 child €25 for 1 adult and 2 Children 2 children max…

Guided Tour of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects in Belmullet

March 26 @ 10:15 am - 3:30 pm

Venue: Belmullet Co Mayo -

A guided tour of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects will take place in Belmullet, Co Mayo on March 26th. This tour is being supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Western Development Commission (WDC). It will include building insulation, heating and lighting upgrades, Solar PV and battery storage, Electric Vehicles, Heat Pump systems and a viewing of the proposed wave energy test site and substation. For anybody planning to attend this Belmullet tour, please use…

North Leitrim Glens 25th Hillwalking Festival 31st March-1st April 2018

March 31 - April 1

Venue: Leitrim -

Would you like to discover the wild and beautiful Leitrim Glens? Feel the wind in your hair as you watch the mist rise and fall over the enchanting Glenade valley? Hear tales of the folkloric lake monster, named the Dobhar chú ? Get a chance to relax and unwind in great company. Well, now's your chance. The good people of the Holey Soles Hill Walking Club once again are running their annual walking festival, now in its 25th year!  Escape this Easter…

Martin Creed

March 31 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

The Model presents three films by Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed. The screening programme is anchored by Work No. 1701, You Return, 2013, in which people with varying degrees of mobility cross a street, to the sound-track of Creed’s original song You Return. The song length film reflects on ideas of mobility, persistence and fortitude. Work No. 2533, Border Control, 2015 and Work No. 2530, Let Them In, 2015, which more directly reference the contemporary refugee crisis will also…

Clew Bay Writing Competition for Kids

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: County Mayo - Mayo

Children of West Mayo!  Have you been out on Clew Bay, sailing, kayaking or fishing?  Do you like to tell stories, draw mountains by the sea or sea monsters below the water? Have you walked along the shore or up Croagh Patrick to look down on the islands, or ridden your bike along the Greenway watching the waves roll into the Bay? Have you watched for dolphins or whales? Maybe you’ve dreamed about the people who lived here long ago…

Art & Yoga Easter Camp

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 6 @ 2:30 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

Join Sinéad O’Hanlon and Louise Waters in exploring and encouraging children’s creativity through a blend of art and yoga. Children will enjoy a nurturing, supportive and non-competitive environment in which to explore movement, sensation, mindfulness and creativity. All materials are provided. Book directly with Louise on 087 900 2160 or Sinead 086 222 2708. info@louisewaters.ie

The WDC to launch their Local Energy Communities (LECo) project in IT Sligo

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue: IT Sligo - Sligo

The Western Development Commission are delighted to launch their Local Energy Communities (LECo) project in IT Sligo on Friday April 6th. The launch will be combined with a community energy awareness day. LECo is funded by the NPA programme with partners in Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The  goal is to combine new innovative technologies with locally available natural resources, and to raise awareness of energy efficiency and identify possibilities to use renewable energy. Speakers include Paul Kenny CEO of…

Con Brio presents The Far Flung Trio: Lets Make Music

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

The Far Flung Trio make a welcome return to Sligo performing original arrangements of well known classics.

Rathcroghan Conference 2018 – Archaeology Above & Below

April 14 - April 15

Venue: Rathcroghan Visitor Centre -

Archaeology Above & Below, which will take place on the 14th & 15th April here in Tulsk. A full programme of events is now available HERE . You can keep your eye on our Facebook and conference website www.rathcroghanconference.com for more information and to reserve your place! Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.  

Castlerea Musical Society presents ‘Titanic The Musical’

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - April 21 @ 10:30 pm

Venue: The Enterprise Hub - Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Castlerea Musical Society proudly presents its 50th Anniversary Production of 'Titanic The Musical' from Wednesday 18th April to Saturday 21st April 2018 at 8pm nightly. Online Ticket Booking available - www.castlereamusicalsociety.com/tickets Tickets: €18 each - Family Tickets (2 Adults & 2 children) €60 Students & Senior Citizens: €15 (Wed night only) €1 booking fee applies per ticket  


Shore Shots 2018

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - April 22 @ 10:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

Surfers from around Europe are gathering in the North West of Ireland this April for the sixth annual Shore Shots Irish Surf Festival. The annual get-together features an action packed weekend of surf films, photography, talks and workshops from some of the leading names in the Irish surfing industry. Taking place at the Model Arts Centre in Sligo from April 20-22, festival fans can expect a fun-filled weekend with live music, pub trails, early morning surf trips and a showcase…

sligo comes to london

Sligo Comes To London

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue: Marylebone Hotel - London

The Sligo Business Network in London, is inviting West of Ireland diaspora to a special Sligo evening in London on Thursday, April 26th, 2018. ‘Sligo Comes To London’ will bring together a range of a range of business, community and civic leaders from Sligo, and UK-based business leaders and professionals with strong connections to the North West of Ireland. The event takes place in the Doyle Collection's Marylebone Hotel, 47 Wellbeck St, London. The evening is being supported by the Sligo Chamber…

Startup Weekend West Fri, Apr 27 – Apr 29 2018

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - April 29 @ 10:00 pm

Venue: -

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centred around…

Lorcan Mac Mathuna: The Tain

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

Lorcán MacMathúna, who has been described as one of the most progressive talents in contemporary folk music, presents his reinterpretation of this ancient Irish epic. The Tain will see MacMathúna, bring together outstanding contemporary dance artist, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, with traditional musicians, using Louis LeBrocquy’s works of the same name from The Niland Collection as an inspiration and a backdrop. This unique and exciting reinterpretation of ancient Bardic texts brings a 1st century mythological tale to life for contemporary audiences…

The Tain: Workshop

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

On the occasion of this event, MacMathuna will facilitate a practical workshop exploring the relationship between dance and inter-disciplinary art practice for students and arts practitioners. This event is free of charge, however, as a minimum number of participants is required, prior booking is essential.

Connemara Mountain Walking Festival

May 4 - May 7

Venue: Connemara -

This May Bank Holiday will see Connemara Mountain Walking Festival, formerly Leenane Mountain Walking Festival, celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Each year the organisers offer stunning walks to suit all abilities and like the name states, they bring people to the summit of the local mountains. Leenane is situated in a unique region of Ireland, where the mountains roll down to the see and where they have an abundance of mountain ranges to choice from. Each day there is a choice…

Mayo Day 2018

Mayo Day 2018

May 5 - May 6

Venue: County Mayo - Mayo

MayoDay 2018 is happening over the May Bank Holiday weekend, on 5th – 6th May. As always this is an opportunity to celebrate ‘Mayoness’ and take pride in that special little corner of the world that so many County Mayo natives are so proud of. Lots more events to be announced so for updates follow #MayoDay

Future Perfect

May 5 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

Future Perfect a major touring international group exhibition which features films, photographs, sculptures, objects, painting, and collages by sixteen artists who look at visions of the future and speculations on the course of history. The title of the exhibition refers to the tense of the verb that expresses the completion of an action in the future – so the exhibition asks if the future can already be perceived as a finished past, how can we develop visions, speculate, or move…

wise woman weekend

Wise Woman Weekend 2018

May 18 - May 20

Venue: Leitrim -

The Wise Woman Weekend 2018 Will take place at Castle View, Dromahair, County Leitrim from the 18th - 20th May 2018 A weekend of fun, creativity, ritual, discovery, spirituality and celebration for women of all ages. For 2018 Wise Woman Weekend returns home to the birthplace of the weekend, Dromahair, in County Leitrim.  Taking place at Castle View which is located on the shores of  beautiful Lough Gill, overlooking  picturesque Parkes Castle, and with spectacular views of the Sligo/Leitrim mountains.…

SeaFest 2018

June 29 - July 1

Venue: Galway Harbour - Galway

SeaFest is Ireland’s national maritime festival and raises awareness of the value and opportunities provided by the sea and also celebrates our proud maritime heritage. SeaFest includes a series of marine-related business and research events, such as the annual Our Ocean Wealth Summit, as well as free family friendly events running over the weekend. Discover all about our oceans, including the creatures that live beneath, how we explore our seas, the ships that transport us and the fascinating tales from…

The Greening of Yeats 19-27th July 2018

July 19 - July 27

Venue: Sligo -

In 2018, the Yeats International Summer School will take place in Sligo between 19th - 27th July. Full programme of events can be reviewed here. Directors Professor Matthew Campbell and Dr Lauren Arrington will present an intriguing programme around the theme of The Greening of Yeats with a range of international speakers. The co-directors will follow in the fine Summer School tradition of offering a unique learning experience through the sharing of ideas and opinions, during both the formal and informal events…

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