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Sligo Cultural Programme

Sligo Cultural Programme

  • Course Dates: Thursday 30th June to Tuesday 9th August 2022
  • Duration: 2 to 6 weeks
  • Arrival days: Wednesdays
  • Class sizes: Maximum of 15 (Average is 13)
  • Student ages: 11 to 17 years old
  • Individuals: Not accepted

Programme Introduction

Sligo, capital of the Northwest region, is one of Ireland’s largest towns. It is a unique destination with the dramatic backdrop of Benbulben mountain, glimmering beaches, rolling green hills, and magical woodlands, with unsurpassed outdoor activities.

In modern times its beaches have become a favourite spot for surfers chasing the waves coming in off the Atlantic. The FL Sligo summer programme has a strong focus on embracing this culture of the area literature and also takes full advantage of the amazing activity of surfing in Strandhill, one of Europe’s premier surf destinations.

Accommodation Options


Our Sligo campus offers a very unique and extremely high quality residential accommodation which is less than a ten minute walk to the main campus, classrooms and dining area. This residence is not your standard large University complex instead it is a series of small houses and apartments which are maintained impeccably year round. All is located within a safe, private and gated area.

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Host Family

If taking the host family programme in Sligo you have the added bonus of your host family driving you to and from school each day. The majority of our families live outside the town but for those living in the town they can walk directly to the school. We always encourage our students to begin the conversation with their host family before arriving to Ireland.
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Activities and Excursions

Afternoon Activities

Our afternoon programme is led by teachers and qualified sports instructors. The teacher-led activities are planned around a learning outcome based on the local Geography, History, Biology, Literature and Culture, both ancient and modern.

Evening Activities

One evening per week students have a late activity after school. This involves finishing school and then having an activity such as a disco, boat trip or a cultural night.

Weekend Excursions

Each Saturday all students travel by private coach on a full day excursion outside of Sligo. Some examples include;

  • Galway
  • Dublin city
  • Donegal.
  • On Sundays the residential students have a local full day excursion within the Sligo area.
  • On Sundays there is the option to do additional surf.

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