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Out & about in October

We're into October and there's plenty happening about Sligo and in our historic pub. Here's a snapshot.

Whiskey Master Class

Join us in our historic pub on Wednesday the 11th of October from 8pm for a Premium Irish Whiskey tasting master Class with Michael Carr. Michael is the National Brand Ambassador for Powers Irish Whiskey and will share his passion and extensive knowledge of all things Irish Whiskey.

On the evening, Michael will take you through the Powers range of Irish Whiskey with a very special limited edition (less than 300 bottles) Powers Whiskey forming part of the tasting experience. Places are limited. Tickets cost €15 from our pub or online here.

Gala Harvest Feast

On Friday 13th of October, Sligo’s award winning chefs are delighted to collaborate, exchange culinary secrets and present this unique Gala Harvest Feast at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa. It's a celebration of all things Sligo Food trail and it's sure to be a great event. Full event details can be found here.

Strandhill Food Festival

Staying with food, the surf village of Strandhill is hosting it's inaugural Strandhill Food Festival this coming weekend. On Saturday the 7th of October, expect an action packed day aimed to educate, share delicious recipes and discuss the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in food. For full event details see here.

The Future of Towns Summit

This summit brings together thought leaders in town centre regeneration, government departments, local authorities, tourism, business associations and community groups from across the island of Ireland to Sligo on Wednesday the 18th. of October at the Radisson Blu. For full event detail see here.

From Texas to Ireland

The Electric Cave Production, in association with the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, are delighted to announce the first ever tour of Texas country/ folk duo Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay in Ireland.

As part of their tour, we are delighted to welcome them to our pub on Wednesday night the 25th of October at 8pm. For more information see here.

October Bank Holiday Live Music

October throws up another bank holiday weekend at the end of the month. We've got a full weekend of live music with a late bar serving until 2am on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Check out our live music schedule below.

Bank Holiday Live Music in our historic pub

About our historic pub

Last month we were delighted to be invited to a event at Lissadell House, where we had the opportunity to meet with a number of international and national tour operators and to sell Sligo as a destination. It also proved a great opportunity to meet other local businesses in the area and share ideas. Thank you to Gail McGibbon, Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh for organising and hosting.

Thomas Connolly Staff at Lissadell House

We're delighted to be shortlisted for Whiskey Bar of the year in Connacht this year. A year into this project, we continue to focus on growing our range and offering a great whiskey experience. The whiskey awards take place in Dublin on the 19th of October.

Last Sunday, Micheal McGowan from Aereaphotography visited our pub & shot a live stream of our Old Time Radio play performed by members of the Dark Leaves Theatre Co. It received a great response and we're hoping to do similar streams in the coming months. Check out the full video available over on our Facebook page here.

You can catch the radio play broadcast live on the first Sunday of each month from 20:00 in our historic pub.

Old Time Radio Play at Thomas Connolly Sligo

We continue to bring in new drink choices to our every growing range. Recently we introduced a new range of premium Irish whiskies from Pearse Irish Whiskey, while also adding to our premium Irish gins with the introduction of Von Hallers Gin, a unique collaboration between PJ Rigney of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin and his German friend Count Carl Von Hardenberg Jr.

Pears Premium Irish whiskey

Here's to good times. Cheers.

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