‘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.

Hideous Hags and Fairy Forts: Terrible Tales of Sligo’s Monuments – Facebook Event

Join archaeologist Tamlyn McHugh as she takes you on a time travel tour to explore the amazing archaeology of County Sligo.

You will hear tales of hideous hags, lake monsters and witches as we explore the myths and legends of Sligo’s monuments! Learn what to do if you must pass a fairy fort at night; how to avoid getting turned to stone by a witch or what to do if you encounter a water hound!

This event is pre-recorded and as such, it will be available on our Facebook page in the days following June 12th. The event is hosted by the Sligo Community Archaeology Project, an initiative of Sligo Heritage Forum. 

This is a prerecorded event. 12.30PM – 12.50PM

**NO BOOKING REQUIRED**

Comic Arts Workshop with Wayne O’Connor – Facebook Event

This art workshop is perfect for children who love comics and graphic novels. Artist Wayne O’Connor will show you how to create characters like the ones seen in comics. After you’ve brought your character to life, you can send a photo of your creation on social media and we’ll pick some winners. So, sharpen your pencils for this fun workshop!

All that’s needed is paper, pencils, and markers or colours. The workshop is pre-recorded. It will be available on our Facebook page on June 12th and the days following.

This pre-recorded event will take place live on our Facebook page on Saturday, 12th of June. 11.40AM – 12.00PM

**No Booking Required**

€40 One4all vouchers are up for grabs! All you need to do is create a piece of artwork inspired by the workshop you’re watching!

Please visit the specific event on our library webpage www.sligolibrary.ie/cruinniu-na-nog-2021  to find out what materials you need to take part!

Please ask your parents/guardians permission to use their phone to take a photograph of your work and send it to Sligo County Library via Facebook messenger only!

There are three categories for entering, under 6, 6 to 8yrs old and 9 yrs+

Please clearly mark your entry with your first name only, your age and the competition that you are entering.

Entries close on Wednesday 23rd June at 5pm. Good luck!

Ocean Art with Linda Fahrlin – Facebook Event

This pre-recorded event will take place live on our Facebook page on Saturday, 12th of June.

Dive into the ocean and bring out your splashing colours to create your own ocean-inspired artwork. In this workshop, we’ll explore the food chain of Atlantic marine life, from the tiny creatures to the larger predators. 

The workshop will be led by Linda Fahrlin, an illustrator whose distinctive work has been used around the world for logotypes, packaging, products, environmental graphics, textiles, and more. Her illustrative style is influenced by her Swedish heritage and Scandinavian design. Most recently, Linda worked on the children’s book, “The Great Irish Science Book.”

Materials needed for this workshop are:

  • Large paper cardboard for background
  • Paper
  • Colours, crayons, or pencils
  • Pen for sketching
  • Eraser
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Sticky tape 

This pre-recorded event will take place live on our Facebook page on Saturday, 12th of June. 10.50AM – 11.10AM

**No Booking Required**

€40 One4all vouchers are up for grabs! All you need to do is create a piece of artwork inspired by the workshop you’re watching!

Please visit the specific event on our library webpage www.sligolibrary.ie/cruinniu-na-nog-2021  to find out what materials you need to take part!

Please ask your parents/guardians permission to use their phone to take a photograph of your work and send it to Sligo County Library via Facebook messenger only!

There are three categories for entering, under 6, 6 to 8yrs old and 9 yrs+

Please clearly mark your entry with your first name only, your age and the competition that you are entering.

Entries close on Wednesday 23rd June at 5pm. Good luck!

The Kesh Jig – featuring some of the best young musicians in the county – Facebook Event

Sligo Library will celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg by celebrating some of the best, young musicians in the county as they play their own rendition of the ‘Kesh Jig’.

These pre-recorded sessions will play, throughout the morning, on our Facebook page on Saturday, 12th of June.

**No Booking Required**

#YeatsDay – A Celebration of Yeats 156th Birthday- Facebook Event

Join the McSharry School of Speech and Drama for this pre-recorded event to celebrate the 156th birthday of WB Yeats. Through drama, poetry, song and dance, you can catch a glimpse of Sligo, the spiritual home of the poet. 

The presentation will be set in the idyllic setting of Hazelwood, an inspiration for the Yeats poem The Song Of Wandering Aengus, and will also include Lough Gill which contains the Lake Isle of Innisfree.

This pre-recorded event will take place throughout the morning on our Facebook page on Saturday, 12th of June.

**No Booking Required**

Ceramics Workshop With Ian Carty – Facebook Event

Ian Carty is a ceramics artist that has created his own unique Dragon Glaze style. Join him in this pre-recorded video where he will discuss the secrets of his fascinating glazing. Ian hopes to share his knowledge with budding ceramicists and inspire them in their own work,

The video will be available on the Sligo County Library Facebook page in the days leading up to June 12th.

To take part you will need:

  • Air drying clay 
  •  A rolling pin 
  • A non-stick surface (plywood or MDF is good)
  • A craft knife (blunt) or a kitchen knife (please be mindful of sharp objects with young children)
  • A ruler
  • A small painting brush
  • A sharp pencil

This pre-recorded event will take place live on our Facebook page on Saturday, 12th of June. 11.15AM – 11.35AM

**No Booking Required**

€40 One4all vouchers are up for grabs! All you need to do is create a piece of artwork inspired by the workshop you’re watching!

Please visit the specific event on our library webpage www.sligolibrary.ie/cruinniu-na-nog-2021  to find out what materials you need to take part!

Please ask your parents/guardians permission to use their phone to take a photograph of your work and send it to Sligo County Library via Facebook messenger only!

There are three categories for entering, under 6, 6 to 8yrs old and 9 yrs+

Please clearly mark your entry with your first name only, your age and the competition that you are entering.

Entries close on Wednesday 23rd June at 5pm. Good luck!

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

Creative Art with Sinéad O’Hanlon – Facebook Event

Join Sinéad for a scavenger inspired Art & Craft workshop, using materials from all around you.

This pre-recorded event will take place live on our Facebook page on Saturday, 12th of June. 10.25AM – 10.45AM

**No Booking Required**

Creative Art for Kids was established by Sinéad O’Hanlon, whose love of art and craft has naturally lead her into working with children in this area. Sinéad believes that art, craft, and design should be an essential part of a child’s development and she hopes to develop their natural creativity through fun craft activities. These activities are designed to help build a child’s confidence, attention span, dexterity, problem-solving skills, and, of course, their sense of imagination.

Materials needed for this interactive workshop are listed below.

Inspired by sea—shell craft 

• Natural materials from the sea, such as sea shells, oyster shells, muscle shells (unbroken smooth shells, no sharp edges) 
• Pot of sea sand (washed) 
• Piece of seaweed (washed) 
• Wooden frame (without glass) – edge width at least 1.5 inches
• Small/medium canvas or heavy white card 

A little bit of decoration!  

• Recycled jewellery beads, pearls, flat gems 
• Paint brushes 
• Paint
• PVA glue 
• Kids-safe grout 
• A sprinkle of glitter

**No Booking Required**

€40 One4all vouchers are up for grabs! All you need to do is create a piece of artwork inspired by the workshop you’re watching!

Please visit the specific event on our library webpage www.sligolibrary.ie/cruinniu-na-nog-2021  to find out what materials you need to take part!

Please ask your parents/guardians permission to use their phone to take a photograph of your work and send it to Sligo County Library via Facebook messenger only!

There are three categories for entering, under 6, 6 to 8yrs old and 9 yrs+

Please clearly mark your entry with your first name only, your age and the competition that you are entering.

Entries close on Wednesday 23rd June at 5pm. Good luck!