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.
Enjoy the last Summer holiday weekend with the family at Summer In The Park in Sligo Folk Park on Sunday 25th August. It’s easy on the pocket too; an all-inclusive festival where everything is free with your admission ticket, from the BBQ to face painting, arts, music and heritage games.
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 18th July as mini picnickers and their furry friends have Teddy-themed crafts, fun and games of all sorts. Participants can bring their own picnics [...]
Tickets are now available online for the first time for our 2019 Heritage & Vintage Day on Saturday 1st June 12-5p.m. It promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family from vintage displays, live music by Paul Kelly, crafts demonstrations, heritage games, the farmestival marquee and our new fairy village. Highlights of the Heritage and Vintage [...]
We have something Egg’stra special planned for you this Easter. Our Easter Egg Hunts are taking place Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April from 12-3pm. Enjoy a fantastic day out for the entire family. The children can enjoy our Arts & Crafts workshops, face painting, meet the Easter bunnie, practice their Easter biscuit decorating skills, join [...]