An eight-day cultural festival set in Co. Sligo, Cairde has developed a reputation for presenting an exceptional and thought-provoking arts festival programme which sees a great coming together of regional, national and international artists, thinkers, communities and audiences.
With the support from the Spot-Lit project, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival have developed two special strands of the arts festival programme. Strand one, Cairde Word a series of high-quality literary performances and a literary trail incorporating poetry, readings and performance art.
In July 2020 Cairde Sligo hosted Cairde Word and Vagabond Voices online – details HERE
Sligo town and county are synonymous with art and literature. Endowed with recognition by the Yeats family and its connections to Sligo, as well as a wealth of distinguished contemporary writers who call (or have called) Sligo their home including Kevin Barry, Sally Rooney, Dermot Healy, Una Mannion and many more. Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s aim is to complement the existing and celebrated literary scene and provide a platform for contemporary voices both from the region and beyond set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way.
#CairdeConnected was the re-imagining of Cairde Arts Festival programme 2020 to continue to connect artists, audiences and communities.
#CairdeConnected, a thought provoking and stimulating literary programme under the banner of Cairde Word, supported by the Spot-lit Literary Development Programme.
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