Cultural Sligo

Sligo, like most Irish cities, is a vibrant centre for culture and the arts. Although most famous for its connection to Irish poet, W.B. Yeats, Sligo is home to a variety of cultural and artistic organizations that play an important role in the day to day lives of the area and its people. The town offers an attractive combination of contemporary and traditional theatres and art centres listed below.

Cinema

Omniplex Sligo

Ireland’s largest multiplex cinema chain. This contemporary multiplex cinema shows the latest big-name movies as well as live theatre streams.

Phone: (071) 916 2651

Address: Wine St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo

Sligo Film Society

The Model Cinema, in partnership with Sligo Film Society, brings audiences the best in international and independent film. Membership and tickets for individual screenings are available through Sligo Film Society prior to each screening. All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated. 

Membership Season €80 Concession €60
Attendance at a single Screening €8 Concession €6
Membership available before each screening

Phone: +353 (0) 71 914 14 05 

Address: The Mall, Sligo

Theatre

Hawk's Well Theatre

The Hawk’s Well is a 340 seat theatre in Sligo, North West Ireland. We host a diverse programme of arts and entertainments including comedy, professional and amateur drama, a wide range of music from traditional and jazz to opera, plus dance, pantomime, children’s theatre and comedy.

Phone: (071) 9161518

Address:  Temple Street, Sligo

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company

Company and its venue, The Factory Performance Space, were founded in 1991. Blue Raincoat produces between four and six professional productions every year, with an emphasis on staging modern European classics, new writing and new adaptations for stage. They also implement training, teaching and cultural development programmes with relevant state agencies and third-level institutions throughout Ireland.

Phone: (071) 9170431

Address: Lower Quay Street, Sligo

The Factory Performance Space

The Factory Performance Space is a 78-seat, multi-purpose performance venue located in Sligo. The original structure functioned as a dockland warehouse and dates from the early 1800s. It was converted from a derelict state to its current purpose by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company in 1991. Major renovation works were carried out on the building in 2000 under the aegis of Interreg, IFI and The Arts Council of Ireland. In addition to the main auditorium the premises also has a large rehearsal studio and foyer exhibition space. Development work since 2000 has realised a third independent studio space for County Sligo Youth Theatre and the opening of a Theatre Library.

Phone: 071 917 0431

Address: Lower Quay Street, Sligo

Sligo Youth Theatre

Drama workshops are the main element of the Youth Theatre’s activities. Through these weekly sessions, young people explore themes relevant to their lives through self-expression and creativity. A safe, professional, enjoyable environment allows the freedom to grow, to learn and to create. They also develop their technical and artistic skills in relation to every aspect of drama and theatre. 
Combining the sense of fun with mutual respect and responsibility helps to make the Sligo Youth Theatre a beneficial influence in the lives of young people. Every year we stage a well-funded, exciting, dynamic and well-supported theatre production.

Address: Lower Quay Street, Sligo

 Phone: (071) 913 8489

Art Exhibition

The Model

The Model provides audiences in the North West with access to cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions, projects and talks by the best national and international artists and is home to The Niland Collection which is significant for its focus on the north-west of Ireland, through either artist or subject matter. A dynamic education department offers workshops, tours, classes and talks for children and adults alike and has developed groundbreaking programmes for those with mental and physical disabilities and for Early Years. Regular family days engage family creativity, arts, crafts and fun, in response to current exhibitions. The Model’s weekly cinema runs in collaboration with Sligo Film Society, one of Ireland’s longest running film clubs as well as films in French and Spanish for schools. A vibrant music programme includes projects that respond to The Models exhibitions, as well as collaborations with a number of festivals.

Phone: +353 (0) 71 914 14 05

Address: The Mall, Sligo

Hyde Bridge Gallery

The main objective of the Hyde Bridge Gallery in Sligo Town is to sponsor and encourage all artistic endeavour within the community. It also provides space for the exhibition of contemporary art, and provides a forum for all artistic endeavour. Located by Douglas Hyde Bridge on the Garavogue River, a new initiative by the gallery is the National First Solo Exhibition Opportunity Award which gives artists who have never mounted a solo exhibition an opportunity to do so. Another popular exhibition is the Annual North Western Artists Open Submission event held each autumn.

The Hyde Bridge Gallery is housed in the Yeats Memorial Building.

Phone: (071) 914 2693

Address: Hyde Bridge, Sligo

Hamilton Gallery

Hamilton Gallery hosts a year round programme of month long solo exhibitions, and occasionally large themed group shows. 

Since 2010 Hamilton Gallery has become a significant fixture in visual arts programming in Ireland and a crucial one in the Northwest region. A thriving showcase for new works from many of the country’s leading visual artists, it also pioneers the work of many emerging artists.

Phone: 00353 7191 43377

Address: 4 Castle Street, Sligo

Art Junky at Benbulben Craft Village in Rathcormack

The Craft Village hosts five Artists Studio/Galleries open from Monday to Saturday with a large Antiques warehouse for the curious browser.

Mon – Sat 11.00am – 5:00pm

Taylors Art Gallery and Music Center in Castlebaldwin

At Taylors Art Gallery and music centre we do music lessons, art classes,art materials, picture framing service, sell musical instruments. 

Open Monday-Saurday 9 a.m to 6 p.m

Phone 071 9165138

 

Teach Ban Nua Contemporary Art Gallery in Drumcliff South

Teach Bán art gallery is situated within an ancient monastic site next to the final resting place of W.B Yeats in Drumcliffe, Sligo Ireland.

The gallery features photography, paintings and sculpture which reflect the diverse topics which influenced W.B Yeats. These include the landscapes of Sligo, Irish mythology and music.

The gallery is open 7 days a week between 9 am and 5 pm.

Phone: +353 (0)894 506 085. 

Address: N15 Road, Drumcliff South

Lissadell House

Lissadell House & Gardens is situated on the shores of Sligo Bay, 7km north of Sligo on the N15 Donegal Road along the Wild Atlantic Way and is very clearly signposted from both Sligo and Bundoran.

Lissadell House is perfect for a family visit and adventure where children will learn about important events of the past, what is was like to be a servant downstairs in a big house and explore the grounds seeing wild deer and sometimes even a seas eagle.

Phone:  +353 71 9163150

Address: Ballinfu, Co. Sligo

The Cat and The Moon Craft Boutique Sligo

The Cat & The Moon was established by jewellery designer Martina Hamilton in 1989. The shop is named after an evocative 1924 play and poem by W. B. Yeats. For over 25 years The Cat & The Moon and Martina have championed individual small enterprise craft makers of Ireland, like herself. Everything sold in The Cat & The Moon and on this site is 100% designed and made in Ireland.

Phone: +353 71 9143686

Address: 4 Castle Street, Sligo

Music

Coleman Irish Music Center in Gurteen

The Coleman Traditional Irish Music Centre is a celebration of Irish Music, Culture and Heritage as expressed in the South Sligo Style of music played by Michael Coleman and other musicians of his time. This community based enterprise in Gurteen, Co. Sligo, Ireland is dedicated to ensuring that the tradition of Irish music remains a living one ‘an traidisiún beo’ and that it continues to be enjoyed by all ages and nationalities.

Phone: +353 71 918 2599 

Address: Gurteen, Co. Sligo

Fury's Pub

Close to the banks of the Garavogue Furey’s Pub on Bridge St. is one of Sligo’s Traditional Irish Pubs. Set in the Heart of the town, Furey’s is a cosy pub frequented by locals and enjoyed by visitors and tourists alike. If you like a cosy ambiance with a lively atmosphere created by friendly conversation, then pop in for a pint or two. Really friendly staff will shortly have you feeling at ease and the “craic” really begins at night when the music comes on. A great venue for live music from Traditional Irish to Blues you will have great memories of your visit to Furey’s Pub.

Phone: 087 943 4744

Address: Bridge Street, Sligo

Shoot the Crows

Talented Musicians get together for an eclectic session and longest running sessions in Sligo town

Address: 1 Grattan Street, Sligo

The Snug Bar

The Snug is a traditional style Bar located in the city centre, beside the Garavogue river which runs through the City. The Snug offer’s everything you would expect from a traditional bar with live music throughout the year, any travelling musicians are welocme to join in our “Sessions” any night. Serving a large range of Craft & World beers, with the best Guinness Sligo has to offer, the friendly bar staff are always on hand to and make your stay in Sligo as memorable as possible. To experience a real Irish bar, a visit to the Snug is a must.

Phone: +353 86 7348994

Address: Stephen St. Car Park, Sligo Town

Anderson's Grill and Bar

Sligo’s newest music venue dedicated to bringing some of the best live Local, National and International talent to Sligo.

Phone: (071) 914 4721

Address: Kempton Parade, Sligo

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