Connacht Battle of the Paddle 2023
The Annual Connacht Battle of the Paddle is on again in Enniscrone Co Sligo.
Over Paddy's weekend, Enniscrone will be the place where they will hold we a selection of SUP events.
A Tech Race, Distance Race, and SUP SURF Expression Session.
The Distance Race is part of the Irish Winter Race Series and will take place on the Saturday at lunchtime.
The Technical and Surf event will be scheduled closer to the time when we see the forecasts.
Entries are now open.
This years Battle will be brought to you by both Mikee at Harbor SUP and Paul at IRISHSUP.
When: 20th March '23
An afternoon with Sonia Boyce
Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 2022, acclaimed artist Sonia Boyce returns to The Model this spring. She will present an illustrated talk on her award-winning Venice exhibition Feeling her Way, and the ideas that drive her broader practice. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception with the artist in attendance.
When: 01st April '23 (3pm to 5pm)
Swinging at Thomas Connolly
Every Friday, immerse yourself in swing Jazz at Thomas Connolly Heritage pub. When it comes to live entertainment, Thomas Connolly is the place to be. With a regular music schedule which encompasses Swing Jazz, traditional Irish, Trad Fusion and acoustic sets from some of the region's most recognised resident musicians.
Every Friday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, the Old Market Swing Band kicks off the weekend.
But that's not all... Thomas Connolly is best known for their warm welcome, their famous pint of stout, regular live music and relaxing atmosphere.
Thomas Connolly is well renowned for their vast range of Whiskeys, gins and craft beers on offer. In the pub there’s an ever growing range of over 200 premium Irish whiskeys and scotch with regular whiskey tasting events being organized.
Their premium gin collection also continues to grow with over 30 unique flavours to choose from. For the craft beer drinker, a great selection of local and national Irish crafts beers on draught are available. It is worthwhile sampling their own Thomas Connolly IPA and Red Ale which both come on draught.
And that's not all, with a range of European red, white, rose & prosecco wines by the glass or the bottle , there is plenty to choose from.
They believe in choice and so gluten-free and non alcoholic drinks are well stocked. Don't feel like an alcoholic beverage? They will happily prepare a fresh ground or speciality coffee of your choice.
When: Every Friday
Where: Thomas Connolly's
St Patrick's Day (weekend)
This years St Patrick's Day celebrations will be bigger than ever with events organized across the entire weekend. This year Sligo’s St Patricks Weekend Festival will run from Friday March 16-18 th and the weekend theme will be ‘Ceol agus Craic’ which will celebrate Sligo's rich music scene
From parades to live music, Saturday will bring a special event to Sligo town. Canada's oldest and largest youth marching band , The Burlington Teen Tour Band are coming to Sligo. The 115 strong band will march through town from Pearse Road to City Hall.
But that's not all, there will be the lively Sligo Trad Trail in town as well.
Sligo is set to become the country's Trad HQ this St Patricks weekend as the festival team are working alongside local bars and venues to host over 20 Trad Sessions specifically put on during the festivities over the 3 days.
When: 17th & 18th March '23