Sligo Libraries Writer in Residence Susan McKay – Writing Course

Legacies writing course with Sligo Libraries Writer in Residence Susan McKay

Starting on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 2:30pm, at Sligo Central Library, the course will run for 8 weeks and is free.

A hundred years ago Ireland was engulfed in a civil war that saw families and communities bitterly divided.  Would you like to explore and write about the legacy of these events in the Sligo region?  Join an 8 week course run by author and journalist Susan McKay.  Open to experienced and inexperienced writers in all genres including poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction.

You will have the chance to work in a diverse group, learn new skills and hear from guest writers.

Saturday afternoons 2.30 til 4pm from 23rd April at Sligo Central Library.

The course is free but numbers are limited.  Apply by sending max 300 words to [email protected] on or before 14th April.

Starting on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 2:30pm, at Sligo Central Library, the course will run for 8 weeks and is free.

Limited places available please email [email protected] to register your interest.

The Writer in Residence is part of Sligo County Council’s Decade of Centenaries programme.

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative

‘Sligoe Cove’ Cruinniú Colouring competition.

As Cruinniú na nOg is always held around the same time as Yeats Day (13th June) we ensure that we also celebrate our world renowned poet. William and his famous artist brother Jack lived in Sligo as children in the 19th century. They loved to hear stories about smugglers and pirates and Jack used to draw his own pirate maps. William became the famous poet WB Yeats, and is buried at Drumcliffe Churchyard. In respect to them & in association with Yeats Society Sligo, we have created our own Sligo coast map called ‘Sligoe Cove’. We just ask you all to download and colour in the Pirate Map, put down your name, age and school and submit it to us using the online form, below.

  • We just ask you all to download and colour in the Pirate Map, put down your name, age and school and send it to us using the following method
  • We also want you to mark on the Map with a big Red X where you think the treasure is buried. Clue – it’s beside one of the landmarks drawn on the map!
  • The entries with the best colouring deemed by the judges and with their X closest to the hidden treasure will win a prize in their category!
  • There are three categories, under 6, 6 to 8 yrs and 9+.
  • Each category winner will win a One4All gift voucher.
  • Winners will be announced Live from our Facebook page/ Cruinniú na nÓg event on Saturday, 12th of June.
  • The winner of the 9+ category will also introduce one of the activities/event on the day via our Facebook channel.
  • Entries need to reach us by Wednesday 9th June 2021.

Sorry. This form is no longer accepting new submissions.

Stories of Fairy Folk with Jay Ryan – Facebook Event

Comic Arts Workshop with Wayne O’Connor – Facebook Event

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Ocean Art with Linda Fahrlin – Facebook Event

demonstration of ceramics

Ceramics Workshop With Ian Carty – Facebook Event

Exploring Science with Dr. Mary Heneghan – Facebook Event

**No Booking Required**

Join Dr. Mary Heneghan from IT Sligo as she showcases fun and interesting science experiments that you can do from the safety of your own home. This educational workshop will be engaging for the whole family! 

Materials needed for each experiment are listed below. 

Invisible soda

  • Coke (full fat)
  • Milk

Floating letters

  • M&M sweets
  • Water
  • Glass bowl/container

Candy rainbow

  • M&M or Skittle sweets
  • Water
  • Glass bowl/container

Colour mixology

  • Clear or white ice cube tray
  • Red, blue and yellow food colouring
  • Water
  • Paint brushes

Soda explosion (homemade geyser)

  • Menthos sweets
  • 2L bottle of Diet Coke
  • 1 sheet of carboard or paper
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick
  • Tape

Red cabbage pH indicator

  • Red cabbage
  • Blender
  • Water
  • Sieve
  • Glass containers (e.g. clean jam jar)
  • Lemon
  • Baking soda