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Summer has landed.

Things happening around here through June.

· WIld Atlantic Way,Live Music

As summer well and truly rolls in around these parts, we highlight some of the things happening in and around Sligo. There's plenty more beyond this, so it's a great time to explore all we have to offer.

Our Local Theatres

Following the success in Ireland, the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company brings Shackleton on tour this season with dates currently in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. For further details on tour dates and tickets, see here.

The Model continues to attract great musical, cinema and art exhibitions through summer. Current exhibitions include Ronnie Hughes: Strange Attractions. For full updated details please see their website here.

The Hawks Well Theatre has plenty to offer with live music from The Knotted Cord Quartet and Angelina Carberry & Dan Brouder and the John B. Keane classic play, The Field, all scheduled through June. For full details, check out their events page here.

Sligo in London

Yesterday evening, local business and agency delegates were in London to promote Sligo. As part of this, it was great to see Sligo Food Trail showcasing the best of our region. Today also marks the start of the annual tapas trail across Sligo in celebration of Yeats weekend. Full details here.

Sligo Food Trail in London. #SligoFoodTrail

Cairde Arts Festival 2017

The build up to this year's Cairde Arts festival next month is well underway. Fundraising events and the finishing touches are in progress as we get ready for the annual celebration of cultural diversity and inclusion from July 9th - 15th.

Cairde Festival 2017 Table Quiz Fundraiser

As part of the fundraising activities, next Thursday the 15th of July we will host a Pub Table Quiz. Plenty of great prizes are up for grabs. €20 entry per table with a start time of 21:30. Full event details here.

Sligo Jazz Festival 2017

This year's Sligo Jazz Festival is taking shape with another very strong line-up of local and international artists arriving in Sligo as part of the festival. Our Monday night resident, Kieran Quinn is set to host another popular theme night over two shows in the Hawks Well. A programme launch is planned for next Thursday the 15th. of June in McGarrigles from 8:30pm. For the full festival details and dates, please visit here.

Sligo Startups

It's great to see activity around local start up businesses growing throughout Sligo. We are happy to support hosting a regular monthly Sligo Startup social night on the 2nd Friday of every month. The next social occurs tomorrow evening from 6:30. For full details of events and contacts, head over to their Facebook page here.

Sligo Startups

Yeats Day 2017

Sligo's sixth annual celebration of its Nobel poet takes place on his birthday, June 13th. Our good friend and neighbours birthday is marked with a full list of events through this weekend and concluding on his birthday next Tuesday. To find out more, see here.

Yeats Day 2017

On your Bike

June sees the Sligo Bike Week Festival takes place from 10th to 18th June with lots of events taking place. For a full list of events and activities, see here.

Sea Sessions

The popular surf music festival returns to Bundoran, Donegal from the 23-25 of June. Once again the festival packs in an impressive list of local Irish and international acts. For full event details and tickets, visit their website here.

Around our historic Pub

With the arrival of Summer, we've once again extended our live music schedule. We have music every night with Saturday's seeing travelling musicians & guest performances join us. Every second Friday we also welcome Ollie Alcorn & friends from 21:30. Keep an eye on our social media for regular event updates through summer.

While the weather is a bit unpredictable, we're banking on some continued good weather. We've had a new batch of printed t-shirts arrive in recently in 3 different styles and sizes. Shop online here or call in to our pub and ask a member of staff for further details.

Thomas Connolly Summer T-Shirts

We believe in choice and so we continue to introduce new rotational craft beers on draught and in bottle, premium Whiskey & Gins, rosé wine for summer, as well as gluten free Peroni beer by the bottle. As part of our Sligo Food Trail offering we have recently launched a Premium Gin tasting experience to complement our existing Whiskey Tasting experience.

Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you throughout the coming months in and around our historic pub. Cheers.

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