What’s happening online in sligo over easter
It will be an unusual Easter this year, but it’s for the common good of helping reduce the spread of Covid-19 and with many Sligo businesses running online events there’s still plenty to keep you entertained at home. Here’s the rundown of some of the exciting things happening online this bank holiday weekend.
Music and entertainment
On Good Friday, the Hawk’s Well Theatre is hosting the premiere of Come Together – The Isolation Collective on Facebook at 8pm. The newly commissioned work involving a number of local actors and musicians will be premiered in 10 stages. The first piece is written and performed by Killian Filan who collaborated with musician Luke Devaney. On Easter Sunday, the Hawk’s Well Theatre Facebook page will host the Sligo Musicians Easter Online Festival from 2pm. Also, as part of the regular line-up, Cathy Jordan will continue singing live each day at 5pm and fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada will run a live trad session every Monday-Friday at 1pm.
Sligo Library has many online resources to keep all the family entertained over the Easter break. E-books can be downloaded from sligolibrary.ie/ebooks/ and via the Borrowbox app, all you need is your Library Card number and PIN. And for those who aren’t members you can sign up now via https://sligolibrary.ie/how-to-join/. For anyone looking to unwind, or keep their fitness levels up Sligo Pilates has a class at 10am on Good Friday. Catriona, Oliver and dog Pixie are running four live classes a week – check out their Facebook page for more details.
Every neighbourhood has a local grocery store and they have ensured us they are well stocked up on the essentials like bread, milk, eggs and for the weekend that’s in it – Easter eggs. Some local stores are even offering home delivery, so give your local a call or check out their Facebook page, if you’re unable to get out.
A treat for Easter
Many local restaurants and cafes are offering deliveries or takeaways for yummy treats and deserts. Le Fournil offer a collection and limited delivery service, while The Jam Pot Café, The Gallery Café and The Gourmet Parlour are taking orders for collection. Further details can be found on the Facebook pages of all the businesses.
Eat in with take-out
Indian cuisine, pizza, fast food and vegetarian dishes are just some of the delicious takeaway options still available to the people of Sligo. Here are just a few of the restaurants operating delivery or take-away this weekend – newly opened restaurant Walker 1781 is operating take-aways on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm, Sweet Beat and the Sligo Wellness Centre are also open for takeaways. While, Bistro Bianconi is open seven days a week for delivery and collection.
A number of local businesses are still running online sales and deliveries including, Wehrly Bros Jewellers, Kate’s Kitchen and Carrow Coffee, while local breweries – Lough Gill Brewery and White Hag Brewery have a range of beers available for nationwide delivery. EJ Menswear has temporarily closed its online store, but vouchers are still available for delivery.