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TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN SLIGO



1.       PJ GALLAGHER

 

PJ Gallagher is one of Ireland’s best-loved comedians. He is most widely known for the huge success of many characters in the hilarious and sometimes outrageous hit TV show Naked Camera, alongside the DVD of the same name, which received triple platinum sales. He is playing in the Hawk’s Well Theatre this Friday the 28th of April at 8.00pm. Tickets are €20 and are on sale now. Call the box office on: 071 916 1518.

 

2.       THE QUIET LAND

 

Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. They are old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is of gentler time. But there’s nothing gentle about today’s conversation. They are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths. Directed by Bairdre Ni Chaoimh and starring Des Keogh and Derry Power. Showing at the Hawk’s Well Theatre, tickets are €16/€14 conc €8 U18’s.

 

3.       ANYTHING GOES AND THE DUBLIN GOSPEL CHOIR

 

When Ennio Morricone chose the Dublin Gospel Choir as his choir for his Irish dates in 2013, it set in motion a train of events that led to this unique collaboration. Anything Goes’ Sinead Conway was member of the Dublin Gospel Choir for years, and Eddie, Dave, Kieran all sang with the choir on those memorable concerts with Mr. Morricone and his orchestra. They will play in the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Saturday the 29th of April from 8.00pm Tickets are €20/€10 U18’s for more info contact the Box Office on: 071 916 1518.

 

4.       TABLE QUIZ IN AID OF SAVE THE CHILDREN

Come join Lillies Sligo for a night of nostalgia to raise money for Save the Children who are working on the ground in Syria. Let’s delve back into our childhood favourites and see what we can remember from growing up in Ireland in the 80’s, 90’s! From Zig ‘N’ Zag and B*witched to Glenroe and Italia ’90. Kicking off at 8.00pm, tickets are €20 per table of 4 and all proceeds go to Save the Children’s work in Syria.

 

5.       SPORT IRELAND YEATS TOUR OF SLIGO

 

The Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo will return to Sligo on the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2017 (Sunday the 30th of April). The event will involve five different routes and will accommodate a wide range of cycling interests, including the leisure cyclist, family cycling and of course seasoned / experienced cyclists. For more info see www.tourofsligo.ie or call 01 916 1511

 

6.       STRICTLY SLIGO

 

Strictly Sligo is a fund raising event for Sligo Musical Society this Sunday the 30th April 2017 in the Radisson Hotel Sligo, “Strictly Sligo” is a dance extravaganza, in association with KR Events will be taking place April 30th. Tickets €25 – available from Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa.

 

 7.       CONNAUGHT BATTLE FOR THE PADDLE

 

Harbour SUP n Saul is dedicated to Stand Up paddle and Sailing in Enniscrone. If you have what it takes to battle for the paddle then register now! Third annual Connacht Bop is a fun Sup weekend for all age groups and abilities. The event consists of distance Race, Technical Sprint & Surf Sup event. Taking place on Saturday the 29th of April from 9.00 to Sunday the 30th of April.

 

 8.        LOCKS AND LACE

Ever wanted to take your hair Stylists or Makeup artist home in your back pocket to bring out on any occasion to recreate those stylish looks? Now we are opening our doors and sharing some of our top secret tips from our top stylists and makeup artist with an evening of sushi, bubbles and chats, along with scalp and hair analysis where you will receive samples of the best shampoos and conditioners, tailor made for you. You will also receive an amazing 20% off all products sold or ordered on the night. Come join us in Thursday 27th of April 5-8pm.

 

 9.       MICK BLAKE ALBUM LAUNCH

 

Residing in Leitrim, Mick Blake is a singer, song-writer and musician. Oblivious is an album of ten songs written over the past 5 years, and recorded and produced by Ray Duffy in the Glen’s Centre, Manorhamilton, County Leitrim. He will launch it on 28th of April in the Glens Centre from 8.30pm. Tickets are priced at €12-€15 and are available now from the box office on: 071 985 5833.

 

10.   OSTA SESSIONS

The Osta Sessions is back again this Wednesday the 26th of April from 6.00pm. There will be local talent with a mix of original and cover material in an acoustic setting at Osta Café and Wine Bar. There will also create a delicious Osta Café and Wine Bar. There will also create a delicious Osta dish for each occasion! This will take place every Wednesday. This session features Aoife Grennan.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Source: Sligo Champion

PERVIOUS WEEK'S TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN SLIGO


 
1.       SHORE SHOTS

 

This weekend of April 22nd and 23rd there will be international artists, MTV video makers, pro-surfers, movies tech showcasing the latest and most dramatic movies made about surfing. You can take yoga classes, sample great local food, learn kayaking and go on specially organised hikes and enjoy interviews at The Model Sligo, the festivals hikes and enjoy interviews at The Model Sligo, the festivals 2017 base. For more information: www.shoreshots.ie.


2.       SPRING GALA CONCERT

 

The Sligo Academy of Music and The County Sligo Golf Club Male Voice Choir present a special night of music this Friday 21st of April at 8pm and will feature performances from Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta, Jazz and Junior Orchestra, SAM Voice Squad and many more. Tickets are priced at only €15/€7.50 U18’s and are available from the Hawk’s Well on 071 916 1518. All proceeds from the night are in aid of Hawks Well Renovation Fund.

 

 3.       OSTA SESSIONS

 

The Osta Sessions are back this Wednesday the 19th of April from 6.00pm. There will be local talent with a mix of original and cover material in an acoustic setting at Osta Café and Wine Bar. There will also create a delicious Osta dish for each occasion! This will take place every Wednesday. This first session features Tenekee Station featuring Colin & Nicola Gillen with special Guests.

 

 4.       BAG OF LIFE

Award winning novelist and screenwriter Colin Bateman’s second stage play asks the question, can forgiveness overcome the want for revenge in 21st century Northern Ireland? Commissioned as a legacy project for Derry Londonderry’s 2013 UK City of Culture, this powerful and captivating play is laced with the blackest of humour. Not to be missed this Thursday the 20th of April from 8.00pm at the Hawk’s Well tickets are 415/€7.50 U18’S. Box office: 071 916 1518.

 

5.       DUET AT THE WELL

 

The second in the Duets at the Well series, John Wynne and John McEvoy bring us that classic combination of flute and fiddle which has such pride of place in traditional Irish music. Intermediate to advanced instrument workshops with this duo are available this Sunday 23rd of April from 3-4pm. Cost €10/person, and are subject to demand. Contact info@hawkswell.com

 

 6.       JACK L

 

With an all new, self-penned album “Magic Days” in the shops and selling like hot cakes, Jack promises to deliver a spectacular event with some great new characters to introduce you to. You can find this Saturday the 22nd of April from 8.00pm at the Hawk’s Well, €22/€20/€11 U18’s. Call the box office on 071 916 1518.

 

 7.       LATIN DANCE CLASS

 

An introduction to Latin Dance taught by Loander and Jesus, Latin dancers from Venezuela in a fun environment – with complimentary drinks and mini tapas. This is a collaborative arts project between The Model and residents of Globe House. Starts weekly from this Thursday the 20th of April to the 25th of May. Every week on same day, booking early is advised to avoid disappointment. 20 places max from 6pm – 7.30pm. €5 per class. Call the Model on: 071 914 1405.

 

 8.        CHORUS IRELAND

Chorus Ireland invites singers from Sligo and the surrounding areas to a choral experience of a lifetime with Conductor David Brophy, in Sligo, from this Friday the 21st of April until Sunday the 23rd. See Chorusireland.ie for more information.

 

 9.       RECORD STORE DAY

 

Spread the word – Turn It On will be spinning new (and some older) releases at Liber Sligo on Record Store Day this Saturday April 22nd 2017. Call in for a chat and a listen. Free entry for all ages and everyone is welcome. Taking place from 10.00am until 2.00pm. Not to be missed for all the vinyl loving fans of Sligo.

 

10.   GET UP AND GO

A unique inspirational and motivational event in Sligo, for adults and teens, with 12+ speakers, from Ireland and overseas, speaking with ‘passion and purpose’ on a wide range of subjects including business, entrepreneurship, adventure, confidence, teen self-esteem, ‘the book within you’, achievement, empowerment and health. This year, a wide range of speakers of living life with ‘Passion and Purpose’. The Get Up and Go Event is designed to inspire, motivate and encourage everyone to ‘get up and go’ in life. It is taking place this Friday the 21st of April until Saturday 22nd at 6.00pm in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo from 2.00pm