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A Country Under Wave, July 15th – 29th 2017

July 15 - July 29

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company’s annual celebration of the theatre of W. B. Yeats. Our 2017 festival runs from the 15th to 29th of July, coinciding with the 58th Yeats International Summer School and Tread Softly...Sligo’s annual Yeats festival. Tickets available online from www.blueraincoat.com or the Sligo Tourist Office on O'Connell Street.

Tread Softly Festival

July 17 - July 30

Tread Softly celebrates the legacy of brothers, Jack B. and William Butler Yeats. The festival runs in conjunction with the 58th Yeats International Summer School and this year aligns with Sligo Jazz Festival; all joining forces to create a central cultural festival for Sligo at the height of the tourist season. The festival offers a broad range of arts and literary events from exhibitions, theatre, music, children’s and family events, and guided walks through Yeats County. This year’s highlights include Jack…

Volunteer Voices – copy

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Once a month, join us for Volunteer Voices in cafes around Sligo – A chance for people interested in volunteering (active, seeking or just curious) to meet and share their stories of volunteering and it's impact. It's also a great networking opportunity for all community/non-profit groups. The next event takes place during the Enniscrone Black Pig Festival at the Ocean Sands Hotel and the theme is 'The Rewards & Challenges of Volunteering'.

The 33rd Annual Warriors Festival

August 26 - August 27

Warriors Run - Saturday 26th August 2017 Welcome to Strandhill, Co. Sligo, home of The Warriors Run, one of Ireland's toughest competitive races. Strandhill village is 8 kilometres west of Sligo town, situated on the Atlantic seaboard and nestled at the foot of Knocknarea Mountain. On its summit (1,070 ft), sits a megalithic cairn where Maeve the legendary Queen of Connaught is reputedly buried. Each year runners from all over Ireland (and various parts of the world) converge on Strandhill…

Sligo Simon Gigs Sept

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - September 10 @ 11:30 pm

The Simon Gigs is now in it's 4th year. In the past three years we have had the Gigs at just one Venue . This year we are planning to have them at various Venues in the center of Sligo City.. There is a number of reasons for this. Firstly for those Artists who want to experience playing at different locations and connecting with those venues for future Gigs. Secondly we want to raise more funds for the homeless by…

IARSLCE European Regional Research Conference

September 12 - September 14

IARSLCE (The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement) European Regional Research Conference NUI Galway and St Angela’s College, Sligo (with support from Galway 2020 - Galway with seminars in Sligo). Please contact Sligo Volunteer Centre on 071 9111 042 or email info@volunteersligo.ie

Spanish Armada International Conference

September 22 - September 24

More information available here soon.  

Volunteer Recognition Event – SVC

October 1 - October 31

Opportunity for local volunteers from local Volunteer Involving Organisations to come together and celebrate. More information to appear here soon. Please contact Sligo Volunteer Centre on 071 9111 042 or email info@volunteersligo.ie

Simon Week 2nd to 8th Oct 2017

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

Simon Week is from Mon 2nd to Sun 8th Oct nationally involving all 8 Simon Communities - In the North West you can support your local Simon Community by volunteering for the annual street collection on Thurs 5th Oct, signing up for the Street Sleep in Sligo on Fri 6th Oct and or volunteering to assist with a bag pack at Tesco Sligo on Sat 7th and Sun 8th Oct. If you wish to organise your own fundraising event during…

North West Simon Community Sleep Out

October 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Annual North West Simon Community Sleep Out takes place on Fri 6th Oct as part of Simon Week nationally to raise awareness of the local Simon Community and raise much needed funds. Will you sleep out for ONE night so others don't have to? If you would like to make a difference and raise money please contact Mary on 087 7708865 or email mary@northwestsimon.ie

GAA: All Ireland Wheelchair Hurling Finals

October 14 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Date to be confirmed. More information to appear here soon.  

Volunteer Managers Appreciation Day Recognition Event

November 5

Celebrating local volunteer managers More information to appear here soon. Please contact Sligo Volunteer Centre on 071 9111 042 or email info@volunteersligo.ie

Volunteer Ireland National Awards Ceremony

December 1

Evening time Awards in Radisson hotel Sligo. More information to appear here soon. Please contact Sligo Volunteer Centre on 071 9111 042 or email info@volunteersligo.ie

Closing Ceremonies

December 1 - December 2

More information to appear here soon. Please contact Sligo Volunteer Centre on 071 9111 042 or email info@volunteersligo.ie

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