The Indian Association of Sligo are hosting a spectacular performance of music, dance and culture, called India Fest ’17 at the Knocknarea Arena on Saturday October 21st. This is an event not to be missed. The theme of the event is ‘Integration by Music’ with proceeds in aid of North West Hospice, in conjunction with Sligo Live.
2. DUETS AT THE WELL
On Sunday the 22th of October, the Hawk’s Well Theatre continuing their Duets at the Well series with a performance by Michael Feeney & Gavan Muldoon. Celebrating twenty years since her first performance on stage, Michele is coming back to the exact spot where this first took place – The Hawk’s Well Theatre! Tickets for the show are €12/6 u18s. An Additional €1 Development Fee will also be added to the price of all which are available from the Hawk’s Well Theatre Box Office.
3. BATTLE OF THE MUSICALS
Pop-Up Theatre presents Battle of The Musicals coming to the Clayton Hotel on 21st October! The Garavogue Bar, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Markievicz Minstrels, Abbvie, Slimming World Sligo town and Abbot will all be taking part in the event. Tickets are €15 on the door.
4. THE CHRISTIE HENNESSY STORY
The hugely successful show, The Christie Hennessy Story comes to the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Friday the 20th of October as part of an extensive nationwide tour this Autumn. After a hugely successful tour in 2016, the renowned entertainer and RTE personality Aonghus McAnally takes his “Celebrating Christie Hennessy - The Platinum Collection” show back on the road.
5. KIERAN QUINN, JAMES NELSON, SINEAD CONWAY
Following on from their successful collaboration in Kieran Quinn’s celebrated themed nights, James Nelson and Sinead Conway have decided to join forces for a highly anticipated concert of popular songs and duets. Kieran himself completes the line-up for what will be a superb evening of music in Corhownagh Church, outside Ballisodare on Sunday October 22nd.
6. LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN
On Wednesday the 18th of October, Theatrical Niche bring the play, Lady Windermere’s Fan to the Hawk’s Well stage. Based on Oscar Wilde’s raucous social comedy, this new adaptation by Venetia Twigg pulls part the intricacies of etiquette and flips expectation rump-over-head in this scathingly funny satire. Tickets for the show are €18/15 conc./8u18s.
7. ODDSOCKS AT 5TH ON TEELING
Dublin four piece band Oddsocks come to 5TH on Teeling on Saturday, October 21st. The band have giggled across Ireland, Scotland, England, France and Holland as well as hitting the festival circuit (Electric Picnic, Edinburgh Fringe, Volvo Ocean Race, Sea Sessions).
8. FAMILY PROMS
On Sunday the 22nd October, The Hawk’s Well Theatre will stage their annual Family Proms event. The Song Symphony is for children aged 0-5 yrs and their families and will feature lullabies old and new performed by a host of fantastic musicians. This event will also feature a new suite of music for little ones commissioned by the Hawk’s Well Theatre and composed and arranged by Lucie Crichlow.
9. CHILDREN’S SECRET CINEMA
This pop-up cinema invites children of all ages to enjoy an afternoon of magical screen-time with a range of films from classics to animation at the Model from October 17th to 27th, from Tuesday to Friday 3.15pm. The event is free.
10. SLIGO ROVERS RACE NIGHT
Sligo Rovers will be hosting a race night in Furey’s Bar this Saturday evening at 10.30pm after their game against Derry City. Rovers players will be in attendance.
Source: Sligo Champion
Its’ always a curious thing this fascination with visiting famous people’s graves but most of us love to do it, W.B Yeats knew what he was doing when he picked Drumcliffe as his final resting place and it’s sure worth a visit.
2. DOWN A PINT ON CONEY ISLAND
Coney Island can be accessed by boat, or foot when the tide is out. The pint in McGowan’s pub is legendary and don’t worry about getting lost: it’s the only pub on the island.
3. ARISE AND GO … TO INNISFREE
Innisfree Island on Lough Gill is not accessible but there is a boat trip out to it from 17th Century Parke’s Castle or you can drive around the edge of the lake.
4. GET MEDIEVAL
Sligo has some of the best examples of megalithic and Neolithic tombs in the country – Carrowmore and Carrowkeel are two of the best
5. CATCH A WAVE, DUDE
Sligo has a seriously cool surfing scene with the heart located at Strandhill and Enniscrone. Or head up towards Mullaghmore and watch how the big boys and girls do it (from the safety of your car parked on the headland).
6. GO STRANDHILL
Even if you are not into surfing you have to visit Strandhill; walk the beach, chow down at Shells, chill out in a seaweed bath at Voya, relax in front of the fire or take in a session at The Strand or lick an ice cream from Mammy Johnston’s.
7. VISIT QUEEN MAEVE
Hike up to visit Queen Maeve’s grave at the top of Knocknarea. Don’t forget that it’s bad luck to take a stone from the cairn but good luck if you bring one with you to place on it: just make sure it’s not too heavy.
8. WALK THIS WAY
There are countless beaches across the county for long, solitary walks but try to find some of the hidden gems, including Culleenamore, Streedagh and Dunmoran. Or try some of the countless woodland trails including breath-taking Hazelwood and Union Wood.
9. STEP BACK IN TIME
Sligo Folk Park in Riverstown provides a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage at the turn of the late 19th century. Dolly’s Cottage is also worth a visit: it is a 200-year old traditional, thatched cottage in Strandhill.
10. DRIVE THE HORSESHOE