Top ten things to do in Sligo this week

Feel like getting out of the house this week? Fancy a cozy get-together with friends? Here’s our pick of what’s on in Sligo this week.

Union Wood Community Walk, Meeting SuperValu Ballisodare Parking Lot (Wednesday at 10:30am)

Join the North Sligo Community Walking Group on their next outing in Union Wood. The beautiful Union Wood walk includes the 4km Union Wood trail and the 5.5km Oakwood trail in dazzling trails with squirrels, deer, pine martens, buzzards, swans and ducks as well as the beauty of Lough Gill and the surrounding country. For more information, please contact the Benwiskin Center on 071 9176721.

Sligo Whiskey Society Tasting Master Class, Thomas Connolly’s Bar (Thurs at 7:30pm)

Join the Sligo Whiskey Society tasting masterclass with Michael Clancy from Lough Ree Distillery at Thomas Connolly’s Bar on Thursday. Learn the history of the distillery as you taste excellent aged whisky. Under the motto ‘raising glasses, lifting spirits’ it is guaranteed to be a top evening. Tickets cost €25 for members and €30 for non-members.

The House on Cedarwood Drive, The Hawk’s Well Theater (opens Thursdays at 8pm)

Another original Shaun Purcell musical unique to Sligo. Set in Sligo, it follows a family making a fresh start in Cedarwood Drive, unaware that the ghosts of the Newcombe sisters are already in residence. Romance, family dramas and pets are the ingredients served up with lots of laughter and melodies that we guarantee will have you leaving the theater singing! Tickets € 22/11 u18s.

The Drifters Tribute, Sligo Park Hotel (Thursdays at 8pm)

Soul and doo-wop group The Drifters are one of the best-loved acts of the 1950s and 1960s and for those wanting to relive this golden era in music, visit The Drifters Tribute at the Sligo Park Hotel, known for hits like ” Honey Love”, “There Goes My Baby” and “Up on the Roof” this is truly some of the greatest music ever recorded and a great excuse to dance the night away. Priced at €30.70 on Ticketmaster.

RTÉ 2FM Rising On The Road, Andersons Live (Thursday evenings)

RTÉ 2FM Rising, the annual program that profiles and celebrates new and up-and-coming Irish artists each year, hits the road and takes over Anderson’s Live for the ultimate party night to wrap up the series for 2022. Watch Le Boom, Lucy Blue and Abbey haunt. Tickets are set at a nominal fee of €2 which goes directly to Minding Creative Minds.

Sligo Park Run, Doorly Park (Saturday at 9.30am)

Sligo Park Run is a fun, friendly and free 5km weekly fun run in Doorly Park. Community members are encouraged to participate in any way, whether that be walking, running, jogging, volunteering, or simply watching. Register on parkrun.ie to access a scannable tracking barcode, then have a post-run coffee with the participants at the Riverside Hotel.

Amy O’Hara ‘The Launch I Never Had’, The Factory (Fridays at 8:30pm)

In 2021, London-born Sligo resident Amy O’Hara released her debut album ‘A Blue I Can’t Describe’. However, due to pandemic restrictions, she was unable to launch the record in person. To rectify this, Amy is hosting ‘The Launch I Never Had’ this Friday in the performance space of The Factory. Tickets € 15 can be purchased via amyoharamusic.com or via Eventbrite.

Floundering the Essex, Harry’s Bar Rosses Point (Saturdays at 8pm)

Spend the evening with David O’Hara and his team telling the stories, sharing the takeaways and helping those helping us ‘Flundering the Essex’ at Harry’s Bar Rosses Point this Saturday. Priced at €20 with all proceeds going to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Tickets available at the door with free sausages and chips inside!

St Nathy’s Tractor Run, Bunnanadden (Sundays at 11am)

The annual St Nathy’s Tractor Run is back with a bang for the first time since 2019 and has a vintage and Christmas theme. Registration in Bunnanadden at 11am and the run starts at 12pm. Tractors, cars, bicycles and trucks are all welcome. With a Christmas theme, there are prizes for the best dressed. Music, entertainment, refreshments and a raffle are provided for the children at Bunnanadden Hall. Admission is €20 with proceeds going to St Nathy’s LGFA.

Lisa O’Neill, The Hawk’s Well Theater (Sundays at 8 p.m.)

Cavan songwriter Lisa O’Neill has really made a name for herself in recent years with her song “All the Tired Horses”, which serves as the closing number of the critically acclaimed BBC series Peaky Blinders. Lisa has developed a growing following of devoted fans through her unique folk sound, strong songwriting and distinctive voice. Catch her this Sunday at the Hawk’s Well, tickets €20/€10, u18s.

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