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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

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…

Portrait of a Family

June 9 @ 10:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

This exhibition presents an intimate look at the Yeats Family through the portraits of John Butler Yeats and a selection of other artists. The show features a considerable body of work newly added to The Niland Collection from the recent Yeats Family sale at Sotheby’s and includes John Butler Yeats’ masterpiece Self Portrait, New York as well as portraits of his accomplished children, his wife Susan and her parents Elizabeth and William Pollexfen. The Yeats Family was one of the…

Talking Walls Festival Achill Island

October 13 - October 21

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Talking Walls is a new festival hosted on Achill Island that is going to invigorate your senses and stir your curiosities. Visitors will explore culture through the buildings, the art, and the literature of Achill. The festival will include guided walks around the island that will explore Achill’s history, taking in both the old and the modern. There will also be new dramas staged, art and photography exhibitions, poetry and prose readings, architectural and archaeological explorations. The exact schedule of…

Baboró 2018 – a feast of family fun

October 15 - October 21

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A feast of family fun involving theatre, puppetry, dance, music, exhibitions, film, literature, talks, and workshops await Galway when the 22nd Baboró International Arts Festival for Children returns from October 15 to 21. Artists and companies from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Scotland, England, and Ireland, will stage more than 50 events across seven days, designed especially for children and families. Festival highlights are set to be Sky (ages 18 months to five years ), a lyrical dance theatre…

Smart Towns & Villages National Conference-Leitrim

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Following the adoption by the Committee of the Regions of their recent paper on Revitalisation of Rural areas through Smart Towns/Villages and an ongoing process in Leitrim of Town regeneration, Leitrim County Council are hosting a national conference to highlight the issues, opportunities and progress achieved in developing this concept. Panel Discussion on the day The Conference Fees are: Elected Members: €75 Community Groups/Other: €30 For more information about the Smart Towns and Villages Conference and to register for the event…

Westport Music & Arts Festival

October 24 - October 29

Venue: Westport - Mayo

Westival, a new festival with an old heart. Westport Arts Festival is delighted to announce Westival, the festival’s new brand and identity. After 18 months of research and careful consideration on how to build on 42 years of success, ‘Westival’ was devised as the next big step forward. Westival, will continue to foster the thriving local arts and music scene of Westport, but also help solidify and promote the west of Ireland as a destination for significant cultural events, that…

Sligo Live Festival

October 24 - October 29

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Now in it’s 13th year, Sligo Live celebrates folk roots and indie music on the last weekend in October. Since 2005 the festival has highlighted Sligo’s vibrant contemporary music scene and rich musical heritage intermingled with international stars like Van Morrison, Buena Vista Social Club, Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright, Jools Holland, The Waterboys, Joan Armatrading, Sheryl Crow, Villagers, and Imelda May. Integral to the Sligo Live roster is Arrivals, developed to champion emerging performers as they make their way through…

Inaugural Biochar and Activated Carbon Conference-Claremorris

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue: McWilliam Park Hotel - Claremorris

The Irish Bioenergy Association and the Western Development Commission invites you to a Biochar and Activated Carbon Conference in Mayo. This event will build understanding, raise awareness and help showcase the potential for carbon. Visiting partners from the RE-DIRECT project will present on installed technology at two sites in Germany and Wales. To register for the event please click here Please see agenda details here The RE-DIRECT project is funded by the INTERREG North-West Europe (NWE) Programme which started in September…

The Kinlough Peoples Market Present a Halloween farmers market 28th October

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue: The Kinlough peoples Market - Kinlough

The Kinlough peoples Market is a new venture, and has had it's first very successful market, but getting into the spirit of things they are now presenting a new Halloween Market, with their wide range of products shown and the 'Fairy Forest' for the kids it is a day out for all the Family. With the Halloween market on the 28th of October, the market will continue on regularly on the last Sunday of each month.

Macnas bring “Out of the Wild Sky” to the streets of Galway

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Galway City - Galway

Macnas Artistic Director Noeline Kavanagh announces Halloween Parade 2018, with next generation artists, magical new inventions and an extended route “Out of the Wild Sky” the 2018 Macnas parade will traverse through the streets of Galway at 5.30pm on Sunday October 28th, 2018. Beginning at its home on the NUI Galway campus the parade will weave it’s way through the heart of Galway, the Macnas Halloween Parade is the highlight of Ireland’s cultural calendar. It is the largest free event…

Running a muck in the West

November 3

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Mud Running has seen a strong surge in the last few years and Killary Gaelforce are up there with the rest. Turf Warrior is in its 9th year and will take place on November 3rd this year. With an outstanding setting in the Killary Fjord and mostly natural obstacles, this mud run is down to earth. It will see participants diving into the mud, navigating nets, trampolines and many more. In total over 20 obstacles will be conquered before true…

Charity Hill Walk & Ramble on Arroo Glenade Leitrim

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: - Sligo

The Holey Soles Hill Walking Club & Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks Invite you to join us for our annual walk in aid of Warmi Huasi women and children's project in Peru managed by Fr. Ed O'Connell Sunday, November 4th at Arroo, Glenade Leitrim 11 am 2018 registration from 10.30am This is the 10th year of this fundraising walk for the Warmi Huasi project in Lima, Peru and the majestic Glenade Valley is the location There will be a ramble and…

100 Years of Women’s Votes-The Model Sligo

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue: The Model - Sligo

A seminar to commemorate women's suffrage 1918-2018 and to explore women and politics today. PROGRAMME 10.00am Registration and refreshments 10.30am Welcome and introductions 10.45am Opening remarks: Marian Harkin MEP 11.00am COMMEMORATING WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Helen Pankhurst and Micheline Sheehy Skeffington in conversation with Carole Coleman, RTE Broadcaster 12.30 Lunch 1.30 100 YEARS ON … WHERE ARE WE NOW? A panel will discuss women and politics today, particularly in rural constituencies, and will include: TDs: Martin Kenny, Catherine Martin, Joe McHugh and…

Share Your Ideas @ CongRegation #cong18

November 23 - November 25

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Celebrating its 6th year, CongRegation™ #cong18 is centred around the Saturday unconference whose central theme is ‘Ideas’. This year they are looking for curious minds from a range of diverse backgrounds/sectors who will share their thinking. Treating Ideas in its broadest form from psychology, technology, personal experiences to methodology. CongRegation wants to hear how people generate ideas, how they sell them, rank them, buy them, think about them through to sharing ideas for change. One of the key components of…

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