July Highlights in Sligo

It’s going to be a really busy month here in Sligo for July. There really is something for everyone. We put a shout out on our Social Media Channels and here’s what was suggested along with some we already knew about. Let us know what you have planned.

4th July. First Free Wednesday. Most of the OPW sites have free admission, in Sligo that’s Sligo Abbey and Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.

7th July. Sligo Camino. A 35km walk from Dromahair to Coolaney. Booked out.

8th July. Sligo Stages Rally. If you like cars this is the event for you.

8th July. Benbulben Country Music Festival, Grange, Co. Sligo. Sligo’s biggest ever country music festival.

7th – 14th July. Cairde Sligo Arts Festival. There’s something for all ages including music, theatre, spoken word, dance, poetry trails, children’s and family events, visual art and more.

14th July. Wellbeing Open Day in Kilglass House, Walled Garden and Woodland. A celebration of the positive things in life – homeopathy, acupuncture, yoga, wellbeing, reflexology, pilates, ancient Chinese massage, Rinka for kids, woodland walks and fun games, organic veg growing and much more. Call 0834461322 for more information. Free admission but donations welcome.

15th July. Family Fun Day at Sligo Races. Free ice cream and goodie bags for the kids, face painting, Scruffy Duffy and more.

15th – 21st July. South Sligo Summer School. Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance in Tubbercurry. The programme includes a broad range of classes, workshops, interactive talks and masterclasses as well as nightly ceilis, concerts and informal music sessions.

19th – 27th July. Yeats International Summer School. Lectures, poetry, trips, music, day trips and more in the landscape that inspired so many wonderful poems.

19th – 29th July. Tread Softly Festival. Exhibitions, music, art, spoken word, walks and more.

24th – 29th July. Sligo Jazz Project. Sligo comes alive with all that jazz. There’s a summer school and world class music with the Jazz Festival.

26th – 30th July. The Black Pig Festival, Enniscrone. No details of events yet but in previous years there has been a Soap Box Derby, Family Fun Day and more.

28th and 29th July. The Garland Sunday celebrations take place in Keash. Beginning on Saturday 28th with a King of the Hill 10km Run and Walk. On Sunday 29th there’s a family fun day.

This post is just a suggestion of things to do and is not affiliated with any of the events mentioned. Sligo Hub is not responsible for any changes in the events listed.

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