Cairde Sligo Arts Festival 2017


Cairde News

The Model presents Cairde Visual – now accepting submissions!

We are delighted to announce that Cairde Sligo Arts Festival 4th annual open submission exhibition will take place at the Model this year. Submission details are on the terms and conditions available here:


Save the date – Cairde Arts Festival returns from July 9th – 15th 2017

Cairde Arts Festival returns for 2017 with an action-packed programme of events and family fun taking place from July 9th – 15th! Save the date!

Cairde Arts Festival, Sligo’s annual celebration of cultural diversity and inclusion, is a summer highlight for families and visitors. The Cairde Arts Festival Committee are planning another creatively fuelled programme of inspiring summer time cultural events.

An exciting programme of events to be announced in April 2017.

For more information on Cairde Arts Festival follow on and on twitter @cairdefestival

The Big Auction 2017


The annual big auction fundraiser for Cairde Arts Festival takes place on Thurs 1st June from 7pm in the Riverside Hotel, Sligo. This always proves to be a great night out with some amazing donations and unbelievable bargains!

Pick yourself up a treat while helping out your local arts festival! You deserve it!

Have a look at our Auction Catalogue 2016

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival wishes to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have donated.  If you wish to make a donation to the auction you are more than welcome to contact us at

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival will take place this year From July 9th to 15th and once again Sligo will come to life with an excellent range of music, theatre, dance, children’s and family events, visual art and more. All will be revealed in time! Be sure to mark the dates off in your calendar and keep a close eye on our Facebook, Twitter and website for more information on the festival and the line up for 2017.