Sligo Science Festival and Science Week

The Sligo Science Festival, supported by  Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), is a week-long programme of activities and events each November, which aims to make science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike.


Science Festival 2020

Sligo Science Festival 2020 will take place online from November 8 – 15th including the Annual Sligo Science Fair on Sunday 8th November.​

This years festival will be a virtual festival except for 2 social distanced events.

A new Sligo Science Festival website is under construction and will host the festival.

Below is the 2020 festival brochure. More events are being added all the time so for the full programme please visit the festival website 


The festival highlights how science, technology and engineering are hugely relevant to us all in our everyday lives, lead to interesting and exciting career options and develop creativity in our children. The Sligo event is organised by the School of Science at IT Sligo.

The events are free and open to schools and the public.

Watch our video from 2019:


For information on the upcoming Science Festival, please contact Oli Melia –