Cairde Festival Sligo

Sligo

Airports

Sligo Town is an hour and a half from Derry and Galway Cities, 4 miles from Sligo airport, and is within easy distance of Dublin, Belfast and Ireland West Knock Airports.

Trains

Sligo Town is 10 minutes walk from Sligo Railway station.
Details of all train services operating from Dublin can be found by telephoning 1850 366222 or if calling from outside Ireland: +353 1 8366222.
The current timetable from Dublin to Sligo can be viewed at:
http://www.iarnrodeireann.ie/your_journey/printed_timetable_pdfs/2006/dublinsligo.pdf

Accomodation

Strandhill Lodge and Suites, Sligo 071 912 2122, http://www.strandhilllodgeandsuites.com/

Ocean Wave Lodge, Strandhill, Sligo 071 916 8115, http://www.oceanwavelodge.com/

Philmar House, Ballincar, Sligo 0719145014, http://www.philmarhousesligo.ie/

Hotels

Sligo Park Hotel, Pearse Road, Sligo, 071 919 0400, http://www.sligoparkhotel.ie

The Glasshouse Hotel, 071 919 4300, http://www.theglasshouse.ie

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo 071 914 0008,  http://www.radissonblu.ie/hotel-sligo

The Sligo City Hotel 071 914 4000, http://www.sligocityhotel.com

The Clarion Hotel, Clarion Road, Sligo. 071 911 9000 www.clarionhotelsligo.com

Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel, Strandhill Rd, Sligo, 071 916 2101 www.sligosouthernhotel.com/

Yeats Country Hotel Spa & Leisure Club, Rosses Point, Sligo, 071 917 7211 http://www.yeatscountryhotel.com

The Pier Head, Mullaghmore, 071 916 6171, http://www.pierheadhotel.ie

The Beach Hotel, Mullaghmore 071 916 6103, http://www.beachhotelmullaghmore.com

Hostels

Harbour House Hostel, Finisklin Road, Sligo 071 917 1547 http://www.harbourhousehostel.com/

White House Hostel, Markievicz Road, 071 914 5160

The Railway Hostel, 1 Union Place, Sligo 071 914 4530 http://www.therailway.ie/

Annual Events

Sligo's other main festivals:

Sligo Jazz Project, 19th-24th July 2012 www.sligojazz.ie

Sligo Live, 24th to 29th October 2012 www.sligolive.ie

Só Sligo, May 17th to 19th  2012 www.sosligo.com

The All Ireland Donkey Derby is held each year in Mullaghmore in August. The day raises lots of money for charity each year and is a great summer event.

Agricultural Shows not to be missed each summer include the North Sligo Agricultural Show in Grange, The Enniscrone Show and the Gurteen Agricultural & Horse Show.

The Warriors Run takes place in August each year from Strandhill to the top of Knocknarea, around Queen Maeves Cairn and back to the beachfront again. http://www.warriorsfestival.com

The inaugural Yeats day is taking place on Wednesday 13th June 2012 to celebrate WB Yeats' Birthday yeatsday.com/  It is part of a new Yeats season that will see Yeats in Sligo across the summer.  www.seasonofyeats.com

Tours

Lough Gill Tours, 086 7777 375, http://www.loughgilltours.com/

North West Adventure Tours, 0879031287,  http://www.northwestadventuretours.ie/inner/index.asp

SUP For All, http://supforall.ie/

English Language Classes

WISE http://westofirelandschool.com

 

Sport

Sligo is well known for its abundance of sporting activities. You will find great surfing locations at Strandhill, Bundoran and Mullaghmore beaches and horse-riding at Strandhill, Sligo and Grange.

Sligo Regional Sports Centre, Cleveragh, Sligo 071 916 0539 www.sosport.ie

Akido

Sligo Akido Club

Angling (Fishing)

For fishing & trips to Inishmurray Island, contact Rodney or Trudy Lomax in Mullaghmore, 071 916 6124

Basketball

Sligo Warriors Basketball Club, 071 914 4417 http://www.sligowarriors.ie

Boxing

St Joseph's Amateur Boxing Club, 087 858 9369, Stephen Reynolds

Cycling

Innisfree Wheelers Cycling Club 071 916 9840 http://www.inisfreewheelers.com

Diving/Sub Aqua Club

Contact Enda Gibney 071 915 5243

Golf

Castle Dargan Golf Club, 071 911 8080, http://www.castledargan.com

Strandhill Golf Club, 071 916 8188, http://www.strandhillgc.com

Horseracing

Sligo Races - The racecourse is situated at Cleveragh, 1km from Sligo city centre, just off the Pearse Road.
http://www.countysligoraces.com

Karate

Karate Higashi Karate Club, Micky Downs, 087 629 6933

Kayaking

Sligo Kayak Club, Alan Moore, 085 120 2556

Mountaineering

Sligo Mountaineering Club 071 914 1267

Petanque

Sligo Petanque Club (French Boules)
Contact Killian Kiernan 087 267 0530

Riding

Riding for all the family at Island View Riding Stables, Moneygold, Grange, from 1 hour rides to 3-4 hour hacks on the beach. Also offering carriage tours - contact Uschi on 071 916 6156, http://www.islandviewridingstables.com

Rowing

Sligo Rowing Club 087 618 9156

Rugby

Sligo Rugby Club http://www.sligorfc.ie

Sailing

Mullaghmore Sailing Club 087 980 315

Sligo Yacht Club, 071 917 7168, http://www.sligoyachtclub.org

Shooting

Lough Bo Shooting Club, John Conlon 071 916 5141

Surfing

Learn to surf with 7th Wave Surf School, Enniscrone Beach 087 971 6389, http://www.seventhwavesurfschool.com

North West Surf School, Enniscrone 087 959 5556, http://www.northwestsurfschool.com

Strandhill Surf School, 071 916 8483, http://www.strandhillsurfschool.com

Bundoran Surf Company, 071 984 1968, http://www.bundoransurfco.com

Swimming Pools

Sligo Regional Sports Centre, Cleveragh, Sligo 071 916 0539 http://www.sosport.ie

The Pier Head, Mullaghmore, 071 916 6171, http://www.pierheadhotel.ie

Sligo Park Hotel, Pearse Road, Sligo, 071 919 0400

Tennis

Sligo Tennis Club, http://www.sligotennisclub.ie

Triathlon

All Ireland Metal Man Triathlon http://www.sligotriathlon.com

Walking

Sligo Walking Club - Orchid Walks, Trudy Lomax, 071 916 6124

Autumn Walking Festival, Ox Mountain Development Co http://www.oxmountain.com

Sligo Tourist Information

For further information on local events in the area, see http://www.sligotourism.ie

Colleges

Innisfree International College & Convention Centre, Lough Gill, Sligo 071 911 9911

Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo), Ballinode, Sligo 071 915 5222

Theatres

Hawk's Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo 071 916 1518 http://www.hawkswell.com

Blue Raincoat Theatre, http://www.blueraincoat.com

For Children

Happy Days Adventure Play Centre, Cleveragh Business Park, 071 913 5115, http://www.happydayssligo.ie

Lough Key Forest & Activity Park, 071 967 3122 http://www.loughkey.ie

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