Introducing.... Sligo Design Week

A short note to say thank you for stopping by our new website and blog, and a very big welcome to Sligo Design Week! This is our very first year and we are delighted to announce that it all kicks off on Saturday October 31st to Friday November 6th. 

The main themes from Irish Design 2015 include a sense of place, creativity, sustainability and wellbeing, and echo many of the reasons why a lot of us find ourselves living on this rugged and wild Northwest coast of Ireland. Through the programme for this year's festival, we hope to explore some of these themes, and also discuss how design can benefit our every day lives. 

Our programme of events is completely free - all events are free to attend, 100%. You can download a copy from here in PDF format or pick up one from cafes and shops around Sligo over the next few weeks.

Important things of note:

  1. Sligo Design Week has been funded by Irish Design 2015, a year-long celebration of design in Ireland.
  2. All events are completely FREE and some are ticketed so we do request you book in. 
  3. We are working with over 40 designers across many disciplines to make this week possible. 

A big thank you to venues The Model and IT Sligo for hosting some of our events.

We are of course missing some things, but that's natural as it is our very first year. If you have suggestions for year 2, please email them to

You can also follow our adventures online @SligoDesignWeek on Twitter/Insta and on