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Sligo Walking Tours: Sligo Tourist Development Association Ltd. invites you to join a FREE guided walking tour of Sligo. Tour starts at Discover Ireland Tourist Office, O’Connell Street, Sligo Town @ 11: am (duration approx 2hrs)  Monday – Saturday.Join when you wish, leave when you wish. This tour will include places of Historical, Musical, Sporting and Cultural Interest.
Tel. 071 916 1201

Celtic Fringe Festival 21-24 September
A unique festival to remember which retells the fascinating story of the ill fated Spanish Armada voyage of 1588 through the medium of music, song, dance and much more.magic shows, fun fair and street entertainment. 

Sligo Live 25 – 30 October
Sligo Live celebrates folk, roots, and indie music. Over the years it has carved out a niche as a relaxed, intimate and enjoyable music festival, attracting visitors from all over Ireland and abroad.

Sligo Live is one of the most relaxed, friendly and enjoyable music festivals in Europe, having hosted major international and Irish folk, roots and indie artists in intimate indoor venues for 12 years.

Sligo enjoys a unique and rare location on the Wild Atlantic Way with tranquil lakes and mountains on one side and the vastness and power of the ocean on the other.

Wild Atlantic Shanty Festival, Rosses Point 14-16 June
Rosses Point in Sligo celebrates its rich maritime heritage and promote the work of the RNLI with music, art and poetry.

Yeats Day and Lily Lolly Craft Festival 13, 14, 15 June
Celebrating the life and work of poet William Butler Yeats with poetry readings, art, lectures, arts and crafts.

Rathcormac Artisan Food & Craft Market, Saturdays 10am-3pm
A locally produced Food and Craft Market, open Saturdays 10 until 3pm.  5 minutes drive from Sligo Town on the N15.

Sligo Summer Festival, June & August
National and Local Bands perform in Stephen St Car Park in Sligo Town Centre for 4 nights in August. Hugely popular.