About Us

Welcome to Cairde Sligo Arts Festival – an eight-day cultural adventure set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way!

 Cairde Sligo Arts Festival Update 

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, we have decided we unfortunately cannot go ahead with the festival as planned this year. We’re gutted to have to put the plans aside BUT we are putting together a programme of events (mainly virtual) so that we can continue to provide a focal point for creative connectivity and cultural celebration. We will be announcing the full programme soon so stay tuned for updates.

In addition to our virtual programme, we are continuing to work on a number of development projects throughout 2020. Cairde Young Curators, a programme where artist Andy Parsons is working with a group of 15 to 19 year-olds on curating an aspect of the festival programme continues online.

Residencies taking place in 2020 include a project inspired by the works of Dorothy Cross with Junk Ensemble in November;  a residency with Theatre Maker Sorcha Fox in collaboration with Sligo Arts Service and the Hawk’s Well Theatre and continued development work on Uprooted with Brokentalkers in Autumn 2020.

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival is a registered charity and would like to thank its funders, sponsors and supporters including The Arts Council, Sligo County Council, Sligo BID, Sligo Leader and more.

We hope you are all well 🌸