5 Things to Do This Week

things to do in Sligo

5 Things to Do This Week

10 – 16 August – Our top 5 things to do this week

Whether you are on staycation or staying at home, here’s our weekly roundup of what’s happening around the country.

FESTIVAL: Tread Softly

Tread Softly is a festival celebrating the landscape, mythology and people of Sligo.

This year’s smaller-scale festival includes outdoor participation events created by artists working together to celebrate aspects of myths and cultures from Sligo. There will also be curated walks within the Sligo landscape.

All events will take place outside. However you must book your place beforehand.

Link: Tread Softly…

MARKET: SEEK – Galway Potters Market

Galway Potters Market is an annual event that usually coincides with the Galway International Arts Festival. The market will feature up to 30 studio potters and ceramic artists from all over Ireland. This outdoor event is located at Spanish Arch in Galway City. You can admire and purchase some fabulous ceramics, meet the makers and support your local artisans.

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Link: Galway Potters Market Facebook Page

HERITAGE WEEK : Nationwide events

National Heritage Week celebrates all things heritage. Taking place from 15 – 23 August, this years edition has plenty of online and offline events for all interests and ages. You could take a guided tour of Roscommon Castle. Or how about a walk through Cork’s past through Facebook? With an innovative and exciting programme, visit their website to find an event near you or online.

Link: National Heritage Week

ART: You Are Made of Stardust – George Bolster

You Are Made of Stardust is currently available to view at the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan. This is an exhibition of new and recent work by New York-based Irish artist George Bolster. It features new works which will be exhibited for the first time. You can also see recent large scale works that were developed during his residency at the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) and subsequent research with the Kepler Mission scientists from NASA Ames in Northern California.

Link: Solstice Arts Centre

MUSIC: Secret Music Series

In an alternative reality, the Kilkenny Arts Festival would be in full swing and the Marble city would be buzzing with people. However, all is not lost. The organisers have re imagined elements of the programme. This means that anyone, anywhere can enjoy the Secret Music Series online throughout the original festival dates. Leading Irish musicians are performing short concerts in some of Kilkenny‚Äôs loveliest rooms and gardens. The performances will be recorded and released online daily.

Link: Secret Music Series

Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of current HSE Covid -19 guidelines.