The Model is an exciting family-friendly arts centre with dedicated education spaces, a cinema, theatre space, cafe and bookshop. We host regular workshops, childrens cinema and a unique programme for young children and parents.

A wooden playhouse for children has recently been installed in The Models foyer. Designed by Gordon Ryan of Applied Sense, it is a unique space for children to play, read and enter into the world of imagination.

  • Art Camp: Insect Hotel

    29 Jul. - 01 Aug. 2014 / Ages 4 – 7 years

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  • Gallery Tours: Every Saturday

    20 Feb. - 31 Aug. 2014 / Gallery tours of exhibitions to take place every Saturday at 3pm. One tour each month is offered in the Irish language.

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  • Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

    10 - 17 Aug. 2014 / The Fleadh Cheoil is the world’s biggest and best traditional Irish music festival and will take place in Sligo between 10th-17th August 2014 with many events happening here at The Model.

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  • Art and Storytelling: The Stories of Red Hanrahan and The Secret Rose

    01 - 02 Aug. 2014 / Lunch-time sessions of art and storytelling based on The Stories of Red Hanrahan and The Secret Rose, by W.B. Yeats, illustrated by artist Norah McGuinness.

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  • From London to Sligo - White Lines at The Model

    22 - 24 Jul. 2014 / Dutch artist Bart Lodewijks uses chalk to make large abstract drawings in urban landscapes.

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  • Art and Coffee Mornings

    29 Jul. - 05 Aug. 2014 / Book a tour of the exhibitions and discuss what you have learned afterwards in the beautiful surroundings of The Model Café over a complimentary tea or coffee.

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  • Scéalaíocht le Emily: Storytime with Emily

    13 - 16 Aug. 2014 / Spend an enchanted afternoon with Emily and her wonderful collection of Irish stories in the magical surroundings of The Model galleries.

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  • An Cosán Glas

    14 - 15 Aug. 2014 / In this workshop, participants get an opportunity to create a piece of art which will be on display during the final weekend of Fleadh Cheoil 2014.

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