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All things November

Welcome to our November blog where we'll share some updates of things happening around Sligo and our historic pub.

Supporting Local

We start this months blog with news of our Grovember campaign. Throughout the month of November, a number of our staff will go unshaven to help raise fund for our local Sligo Cancer Support Centre.

Our Grovember team - Week 02

We'll provide regular updates on our social media page with a shave off event scheduled for December 5th.

You can support us by giving directly to a staff member or kindly donating online here.

All your support is much appreciated

Sligo Choral Festival

This year's Sligo Choral festival commences this Friday with the official opening & gala concert at 8pm at the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo. The Festival runs throughout the entire weekend. For full festival details please see here.

Sligo on Ice

Sligo on ice commences this Friday the 17th. of November and runs through to the 14th of January 2018. This year, Sligo on Ice is located centrally in the BID barn in Stephen Street car park. Tony & his team at Hearts Desire Cafe will be open next to the barn throughout for hot drinks and snacks.

For bookings and tickets please check out their website here.

Table Quiz Fundraiser

As part our Grovember campaign and to show our support to the Sligo Cancer Support Centre, we've organised a table quiz in our pub on Tuesday the 28th. of November at 9pm. Our quiz master on the night, Sean Dwyer will test your knowledge with plenty of great prizes up for grabs.

Table entry is €20 and all money raised on the night will go directly to the Sligo Cancer Support Centre. 

Hawk's Well Theatre

November throws up plenty of great events at our local theatre with highlights including music from Moxie and Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden & Seamie O’Dowd. Looking out to December, there's some great things planned with Kieran Quinn hosting an Elvis at Christmas event and an Evening with Shane Martin event entitled "Pathways to Health and Happiness". For further details and tickets see here.

New neighbours

Work is underway on a new business opening soon on Markievicz road. RUNPOD is set to be Sligo’s newest running shoe store. We're looking forward to the opening and it's great to have a new business opening in the area.

The Model

The Model also has a full line-up of events throughout November including the Model Cinema, Sligo Global Kitchen, a number of informal music afternoons and a host of events this week for Science week. For full event listings see here.

Strandhill Xmas Markets

As we race towards Christmas and December, the popular Strandhill people's market have recently announced their Christmas markets dates.

The full dates and times for this year’s Strandhill Christmas Markets are as follows:

– Friday 1st December 5pm-9pm
– Sunday 3rd December 11am-4pm
– Friday 8th December 5pm-9pm
– Sunday 10th December 11am-4pm
– Friday 15th December 5pm-9pm
– Sunday 17th December 11am-4pm
– Friday 22nd December 5pm-9pm

You can find out more here.

Around our pub

We continue to extend our premium whiskey collection with a number of new arrivals including the Tyrconnell 16yr old, Tipperary whiskey, Knappogue Castle, Egans, DWD and JJ. Connell arriving this week.

New premium whiskey arrivals

Following the success of our last Whiskey Tasting event, we've scheduled our next Whiskey Tasting Masterclass on December 7th. at 8pm. This time around Tony Ryan (West Cork Whiskey Ambassador) will take us through six great Irish whiskies and tell us all about how West Cork Distillery goes about making great Irish whiskey.

Tickets for the evening event cost €15 and are available online here or from our pub. Places are limited and advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment

We also continue to bring new Gins into our growing collection. Recently we introduced An Dúlamán, an Irish maritime Gin from the Sliabh Liag distillery in Donegal. A hommage to the Wild Atlantic Way coast line, An Dúlamán is distilled with the finest seaweed to give it a distinct flavour. It's certainly proving a popular choice with our customers.

Premium Irish Gin

With December and Christmas party season just around the corner we're happy to reserve a table or an area for you and your group in advance. Contact us online or in our pub to find out more.

Reserving a table for your Christmas party

Here's to November, with plenty happening. Cheers.

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