2017 Festivals in Tubbercurry
March: Western Drama Festival
Tubbercurry Western Drama Festival has the honour of hosting the 2017 Confined All Ireland Drama Festival Finals. The Committee members are busy making plans for the Festival so it is a special event to remember. The Three Act Festival will not run this year in March. However we will be looking to the Amateur Drama Council website to observe how all the groups in the confined section are getting on as they perform in the festivals all around Ireland. We look forward to hosting the nine groups who are the ultimate finalists! The event will run in St Brigids Hall from the 21 to 29 April 2017.
May 2017: South Sligo Walking Festival
The spring South Sligo Walking Festival is set in the beautiful Ox Mountains, Lough Talt and Lough Easkey area. It is one of the main walking events of the year in the North West, attracting hill walkers from all levels both near and far.
July 2017: South Sligo Summer School
Enjoy the celebration of Irish traditional music and dance in Tubbercurry this July. Learn to play a traditional Irish musical instrument or take a master class. Finish every evening on the dance floor practising the new dances learned at your daily dance class. Enjoy the many sessions, concerts, recitals and lectures held nightly.
August 2017: Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival
Meet Old Friends and make new ones at one of the longest established Old Fair Days in Ireland. Events during the five day festival include street entertainment; open air bands, Bungee, climbing wall, RSA Roadshow, fireworks, Pig Racing, family fun day, mobile cinema,and lots more. Come along and see our recreation of the traditional Fair Day with crafts, Local Artisan foods, animals, vintage and heritage displays to mention just a few.
November 2017: Brown Bread & Jam Club
A free evening of entertainment with storytelling, verse and music Brown Bread & Jam Club.
November 2017: Festival of One Act Plays
The Festival will be held in St. Brigid’s Theatre Tubbercurry..
2017 Festivals in Sligo
July 2017: Sligo Jazz Festival
Sligo Jazz Project (SJP) is a volunteer-run organization which brings world class music and music education to Sligo, Ireland. SJP’s flagship event each summer is one of the most important jazz education events in Europe. SJP also runs smaller local, national and international events throughout the year and promotes local jazz and world music acts.
August 2017: Yeats International Summer School & Sligo Festival of Arts
Sligo Festival of the Arts runs in conjunction with the Yeats International Summer School. The Festival is two weeks of entertainment, incorporating an exciting line-up of literature, music, drama and film.
August 2017: Warriors Festival
The Warriors run is a grueling 10 mile road and hill race from the beach front at Strandhill to the top of Knocknarea mountain and back again. The run attracts competitors from around the world and spectators can enjoy live music and street entertainment. A fun walk and junior warriors races also take place on the day.
October 2017: Ireland’s Folk, Root & Indie Festival
Sligo Live Sessions is a national festival celebrating traditional, roots and acoustic music. Now in its seventh year, it has carved out a niche as one of the most relaxed, intimate and enjoyable music festivals in Ireland.