Fáilte go Feis Shligigh 2020 - 91st Year

Irish Dancing

Saturday 8th February & Sunday 9th February, 2020 - Clayton Hotel, Sligo


Vocal Music

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March, 2020 - The Model, The Mall, Sligo


Instrumental Music

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March, 2020 - The Model, The Mall, Sligo


Traditional Music & Sean-Nós Dancing

Friday 20th, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March, 2020 - The Model, The Mall, Sligo


Comórtaisí Gaeilge

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March, 2020 - Sligo City Hotel


English Verse Speaking

Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th April, 2020 - Sligo Southern Hotel, Sligo



Sunday 5th - Wednesday 8th April, 2020 - The Model, The Mall, Sligo

Hi All,


Just a quick note to send Best wishes to you all.


Although we are going through a quiet time at the moment we are still working in preparation for Feis Shligigh 2021.


All Entry fees from this year will be refunded or held over for next year if competitors so wish.

In some sections fees have already been refunded.

We hope to have a full programme of events for Feis 2021.


All the Best, Stay safe.

- Feis Shligigh

Original Silver Cups

The Feis Committee has been advised on several occasions about the practise of giving out our valuable silver cups, which date back to the 1930's, every year.

At a recent committee meeting it was agreed to approach Sligo County Museum, hoping they would put them on display. An agreement was reached with Mr. Donal Tinney, for which the committee are very grateful.


The Cups are now on display at Sligo County Museum.


The cups are:

The Mick McLoughlan (Cornucopia Cup)

The Mary Mulcahy Cup (Jewelled Mether Cup)

John R. Treacy Cup (Ardagh Chalice)

Fallon Cup (Solid Silver)

Micheal Silke Cup (Solid Silver)

Down Memory Lane....



On the 25th Anniversary of Riverdance, let us recall our visit to Michael Flatley at his home in County Cork.

Sean Carroll, President of Feis Shligigh and Frank Howley, Chairman of Sligo Feis Ceoil, join David Timlin to explainthe rationale behind running the two festivals in tandem back in 1972.

Video courtesey of Best of Memories

About the Feis

Feis Shligigh was founded in 1903 as a Gaelic Feis for Connacht. The aims are the revival of our national Language and Heritage. Dr. Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland, adjudicated the Irish Language Competitions in those early days.After a few years the Feis lapsed until 1929 and since then has continued to grow from year to year to the present day. All sections of the Feis ran concurrently during Easter Week until 2006 when, because of increasing numbers of competitors, it now takes place over 3 weekends before Easter ending with 4 days of Drama during Holy Week.