July 4th - 12th 2020

About Us

Welcome to Cairde Sligo Arts Festival – an eight-day cultural adventure set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way – now in its 11th year.

Highlights include Meascan a new cross-cultural collaborative work commissioned especially for the festival; a powerful literary strand, featuring the first ever Irish event with genre-busting Maggie Nelson; and the premiere of the darkly comic Uprooted by Brokentalkers.

Alongside events for young inquisitive minds, we also welcome our first ever Cairde Young Curators programme which presents a series of music, workshop and film carefully selected by our youth panel. At the heart of the programme lies a varied music strand featuring unique collaborations in special locations.

You can read our full programme announcement here.

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.


Are you interested in the arts, festivals, events, theatre, music, and Sligo? We are always looking for a helping hand at the Festival. For more info please e-mail Suzanne Donnelly on suzannesligo@yahoo.co.uk.