It’s time for all the Teddies to pack up a picnic and bring their children to Sligo Folk Park for the Teddy Bear Picnic. Riverstown will be the Teddy capital of the northwest on Thursday 28th July as mini picnickers and their furry friends have Teddy-themed crafts, fun and games of all sorts. Participants can bring their own picnics [...]
The team at Sligo Folk Park have been busy building bat boxes and bird houses for around the park. Bats are losing habitat around the world and bat boxes encourage biodiversity by providing a safe place for the creatures to sleep. Bird houses provide a safe place for birds to build their nests away from predators and the cold. [...]
For the last two weekends we have been busy hosting some very special guests. Santa himself, joined by his elves and Mrs Claus, has been visiting the Folk Park to see the children for Christmas. Many families attended the event and Santa was thrilled to meet so many children and find out what they hoped to receive for Christmas. [...]
On Remembrance Day, 11th November, we were honoured to welcome historian Simone Hickey to officially open our Great War Wall of Honour at the Folk Park. Since February 2014, Simone has been putting together a list of all those from Sligo who died in The Great War. This has ensured the more than 600 Sligo-born military personnel and 7 [...]
We are delighted to announce that Santa will be returning to Sligo Folk Park this December. This year, we will be doing things a little differently, as the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our main priority. While there will be no Santatown performance, there will still be lots of fun things for the kids to see [...]
This month, the Sligo Folk Park team has been watching in awe as a talented master craftswoman works to transform Mrs Buckley's cottage. Using the rare skill of traditional thatching, the roof of the world's most travelled Irish cottage is starting to take shape. We have been taking photos after each day of work and will post updates as [...]
Val Robus aka Magnumlady recently visited the Folk Park, following our extensive renovations and left us the following review.
Where’s the best place to meet Santa? In Santatown of course! Come to Sligo Folk Park on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December and see it transformed into Santatown with twinkling lights and the Wishing Tree.
Sligo Folk Park is a 30-year-old social enterprise which celebrates Irish heritage and rural life from the late 19th century and on Friday November 22nd will host the National Social Enterprise Forum & Expo from 10am to 3.30pm. The forum and expo will provide an opportunity for different Social Enterprises located in Ireland to meet and discuss the Social [...]
Everyone likes a good scare around Halloween and there’s nowhere better than “A Scare in the Park” at Sligo Folk Park on Wednesday 30th October. It’s packed to the gills with scary skeletons, ghosts, ghouls and (slightly) frightening fun for everyone, particularly 2-12 year olds. It’s a chance for the whole family to dress up in their most creative costume (there's prizes) and enjoy scares, dares and fearsome fare in Riverstown. New this year is the Scarecrow Competition.