If you are interested in art and visiting galleries there are several in Sligo. All are free to visit and most of them have exhibitions running all year round. Check the websites before you venture out as some are closed on certain days of the week or when they are changing over exhibits.
Hamilton Gallery 4 Castle Street, Sligo. Since 2010 Hamilton Gallery has become a significant fixture in visual arts programming in Ireland and a crucial one in the Northwest region. A thriving showcase for new works from many of the country’s leading visual artists, it also pioneers the work of many emerging artists.
The Model. The Mall, Sligo. The Model, home of The Niland Collection, featuring works by John and Jack B. Yeats among others. There’s also a vibrant music scene, cinema screenings in conjunction with The Sligo Film Society and more.
The Hyde Bridge Gallery. Located above the beautiful Yeats Memorial Building. Exhibitions taking place throughout the year and well worth checking out the Yeats Exhibition downstairs too (there’s a small charge for the Yeats ones.)
Rathcormac Craft Village. Located just outside Sligo town off the N15 and home to a variety of artists and crafts people including the Armada Gallery. Well worth a visit.
Teach Bán art gallery. Located in Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo. Exhibitions usually take place from April/May until the Autumn. Perfectly located near Yeats grave.
Taylor’s Art Gallery You’ll find this family run gallery and picture framing service on the N4 Dublin to Sligo Road near the Riverstown turn. They also sell art supplies and hold regular dances and music lessons.
Made in Sligo. A collection of 15 craft workers who have come together to promote the best of Sligo art and craft. There is a craft trail where you can visit some of the members. More details are on their website.
There are also occasional pop-up exhibitions in Ballymote and Tubbercurry libraries, The Nest in Sligo, The Factory Performance Space to name a few.