Calendar of Events 2017

Jul 21 all-day
Kid’s Own Bookmaking Workshop @ Liber Bookshop
12:00 am
Come and make books with us. The Kids’ Own team will be hosting a whirlwind of book-making at Liber bookshop for the Tread Softly festival. Be surrounded and inspired by all the wonderful books Liber …
Jul 21 @ 9:30 am
Yeats International Summer School Lecture @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
9:30 am
Geraldine Higgins – Things Fall Apart
90 Shades of Crazy Jane @ Hamilton Gallery
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
90 Shades of Crazy Jane @ Hamilton Gallery
10:00 am
“Crazy Jane” is the third iteration of Hamilton Gallery’s immensely successful annual invited artists exhibition series themed around the works of W. B. Yeats. Ninety visual artists from all over Ireland bring their own contemporary …
Echoes – Kate MacDonagh @ Factory Performance Space
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Echoes - Kate MacDonagh @ Factory Performance Space
10:00 am
Sligo born artist Kate MacDonagh explores dualities in a forest of Japanese woodblock prints on Japanese paper. ‘Echoes’, an installation of suspended prints is a haunting work of overlapping and rippling screens, its textured and …
Forged Carved Cast @ Hamilton Gallery
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Forged Carved Cast @ Hamilton Gallery
10:00 am
The primary elements of contemporary Irish sculpture are drawn together in “Forged Carved Cast”, an exhibition by four of Irelands celebrated sculptors, Orla de Brí, Cathy Carman, Catherine Greeneand and Eileen MacDonagh. The artists have …
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jack Yeats - Lives @ The Model
10:00 am
Trace characters’ development in Jack Butler Yeats’ artistic practice, through an exploration of his illustrations, pencil sketches, watercolours, and the iconic oil paintings of his later mature period. In a practice spanning 70 years and …
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Art of Harlequins @ The Model
10:00 am
Drop in to the process room gallery after your tour, or drop in and visit. Explore your thoughts through theatrical processes of making and creating. All ages welcome.
Jul 21 @ 11:15 am
Yeats International Summer School Lecture @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
11:15 am
Ronan McDonald – Nationalism versus Cosmopolitanism
The Only Jealousy of Emer by W.B. Yeats @ Factory Performance Space
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
The Only Jealousy of Emer by W.B. Yeats @ Factory Performance Space
1:00 pm
Though Cúchulainn had many lovers, his wife Emer’s only jealousy came when he was entranced into love with Fand, wife of Manannán mac Lir, King of the great sea. Performed by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company. …
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm
Sligo Walks Website Relaunch @ City Hall
4:00 pm
sligowalks.ie provides details of the many and varied walks in and around Sligo County. The website has recently undergone a redesign, making it easier to access its information on mobile devices and allowing for some …
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm
Stories of Red Hanrahan poet, song-maker and visionary @ Sligo Central Library
7:00 pm
The stories of Red Hanrahan were written by William Butler Yeats with the help of Lady Gregory. The narratives were based on folktales, which Yeats and Lady Gregory collected amongst the country folk near her …
Freddie White @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
Freddie White @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
8:00 pm
Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s keen ear and undisputed talent for  interpretation result in …
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
Yeats International Summer School @ Methodist Hall
8:00 pm
Reading by Colette Bryce
Jul 22 all-day
Kid’s Own Bookmaking Workshop @ Liber Bookshop
12:00 am
Come and make books with us. The Kids’ Own team will be hosting a whirlwind of book-making at Liber bookshop for the Tread Softly festival. Be surrounded and inspired by all the wonderful books Liber …
90 Shades of Crazy Jane @ Hamilton Gallery
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
90 Shades of Crazy Jane @ Hamilton Gallery
10:00 am
“Crazy Jane” is the third iteration of Hamilton Gallery’s immensely successful annual invited artists exhibition series themed around the works of W. B. Yeats. Ninety visual artists from all over Ireland bring their own contemporary …
Echoes – Kate MacDonagh @ Factory Performance Space
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Echoes - Kate MacDonagh @ Factory Performance Space
10:00 am
Sligo born artist Kate MacDonagh explores dualities in a forest of Japanese woodblock prints on Japanese paper. ‘Echoes’, an installation of suspended prints is a haunting work of overlapping and rippling screens, its textured and …
Forged Carved Cast @ Hamilton Gallery
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Forged Carved Cast @ Hamilton Gallery
10:00 am
The primary elements of contemporary Irish sculpture are drawn together in “Forged Carved Cast”, an exhibition by four of Irelands celebrated sculptors, Orla de Brí, Cathy Carman, Catherine Greeneand and Eileen MacDonagh. The artists have …
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jack Yeats - Lives @ The Model
10:00 am
Trace characters’ development in Jack Butler Yeats’ artistic practice, through an exploration of his illustrations, pencil sketches, watercolours, and the iconic oil paintings of his later mature period. In a practice spanning 70 years and …
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Art of Harlequins @ The Model
10:00 am
Drop in to the process room gallery after your tour, or drop in and visit. Explore your thoughts through theatrical processes of making and creating. All ages welcome.
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Freddie White Song-writing Workshop @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
11:00 am
A rare opportunity to learn from a master musician whose song-writing skills are quite outstanding.
Books & Lemonade Club @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
Jul 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Books & Lemonade Club @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
2:30 pm
In our junior book club for children we will discover brilliant books and fantastical characters. Children will take part in a fun craft-making activity and enjoy an entertaining storytelling session with a summery lemonade. Created …
Yeats on the Hour @ Sligo Courthouse Courtyard
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yeats on the Hour @ Sligo Courthouse Courtyard
3:00 pm
Readings of: At the Hawk’s Well, On Baile’s Strand, Words Upon the Window Pane, Readings by: Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Cúchulainn Players, Sligo Drama Circle, Readings at: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Jack Yeats - Lives @ The Model
10:30 am
Trace characters’ development in Jack Butler Yeats’ artistic practice, through an exploration of his illustrations, pencil sketches, watercolours, and the iconic oil paintings of his later mature period. In a practice spanning 70 years and …
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Art of Harlequins @ The Model
10:30 am
Drop in to the process room gallery after your tour, or drop in and visit. Explore your thoughts through theatrical processes of making and creating. All ages welcome.
Literary Lunch @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
Jul 23 @ 1:30 pm
Literary Lunch @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
1:30 pm
One of the great joys of holidays is finding the time to enjoy a good book in the sun. Join us for a festival highlight and get some great book recommendations from insatiable readers: Elaine …
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm
Yeats International Summer School Event @ Drumcliff Church
5:00 pm
Glencar & Benbulben Evensong
Emily Flack & Manus McGuire. Recital of Sligo fiddle and song/dance from Canada @ City Hall, Sligo
8:00 pm
From their respective cities, Sligo and Ontario, Manus McGuire and Emily Flack are musical powerhouses. Manus co-founded bands Buttons and Bows, Moving Cloud and Brock McGuire Band while Emily grew up steeped in the music …
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm
Straight Outta Connemara, a new show by Paraic Breathnach @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
8:00 pm
Breathnach comes from a long line of storytellers. From Connemara, he was immersed in the Seanachie tradition. From broke and hungry in a Galway bedsit to living it up with cocktails and canapes on a …
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am
Yeats International Summer School Lecture @ Hawk’s Well Theatre
9:30 am
Nicholas Grene – Knocking Yeats: Five Types of Begrudgery
90 Shades of Crazy Jane @ Hamilton Gallery
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
90 Shades of Crazy Jane @ Hamilton Gallery
10:00 am
“Crazy Jane” is the third iteration of Hamilton Gallery’s immensely successful annual invited artists exhibition series themed around the works of W. B. Yeats. Ninety visual artists from all over Ireland bring their own contemporary …