Cleanup Day @ The Nest

´National Clean Up Day´ at the Nest

We have set our date for the National Clean Up Day!
Join us at the Nest from 1 to 4pm on Sunday the 7th of April to help clear and clean around the Quay street carpark, along the Garavogue river and around the Nest!

The National Clean Up are providing us with equipment to use and we coordinate with our County Council to then collect the gathered rubbish.

We will also enjoy some grub afterwards.
Some trees have been donated, so we can plan the planting.

Thanks from all at Branching Out and we hope to see you at the Nest!



C(h)AOS, 27th of February @ 7.30pm

Come and join us for the introduction evening for Sligo's newest Orchestra!

Lead by Stephanie Pawula (musician) and Vanya Lambrecht Ward (visual artist) in partnership with branching out and sponsored by Creative Ireland.

The Community Arts Orchestra Sligo (C(h)AOS) is kicking off its first session with a get-together in the Nest to welcome all new members.

We will bring the instruments you just bring your talents (no experience required!) The orchestra will meet weekly and will the activities will be making music and creating all things visual and practical for the orchestra, from logos. to cases to mask, hats and even other instruments!

For more information get in contact at




On the 22nd of February, the Nest will be holding a week-long photographic exhibition featuring the work of artist/photographer Patrick Meehan.

Click here for further information, including dates and times.


Quiz Night

Quiz Night 20th Feb 2019

Join us in Thomas Connolly's for a Quiz Night on Wednesday the 20th of Feb from 21.30.

Table of 4: €20.
There will also be a raffle on the night.

This is a fundraiser for Branching Out and the Nest.
We hope you can make it 😀


Contact Jam

Contact Jam Sligo

Contact Jam Sligo are back tomorrow!

It runs every second Sunday starting Jan 27th 12:30-2:30 in the Nest.

Message from facilitator:
We'll have a warm up and can look at a couple of simple moves if the group likes, then we'll open the floor for a dance and a roll-around. Donations of €0-15 towards room rental.

For anyone new to it, Contact Improvisation (CI) is a gentle dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for movement improvisation and exploration.
It is really gorgeous, I don't know anyone who tried it who didn't love it. You don't need to be a dancer or a hippie. No experience necessary at all, you'll be a natural.


Comedy Improv

Comedy Improv Sligo

Comedy Improv is back in the Nest every Wednesday evening from 8 - 10pm.

Come along, try some comedy theatre & have a laugh! No experience required.

This workshop is currently for people from 18+.



Happy New Year to all you beautiful peoples!

January is a time for reflecting and goal setting... Just looking back at what has been achieved! This time last year we submitted our Leader application for heating/insulation and entered into collaborating with Andy Parsons, Healthy Ireland and Sligo Arts office for Paddy's day! 😊

The Nest will be back to normal functioning from the 14th of January onwards!


Conscious Christmas Bazaar

Conscious Christmas Bazaar


Conscious Christmas Bazaar happens this Saturday the 15th of Dec from 12 - 5pm in the Nest.

A festive pop up shop with Homemade cakes, hot drinks and vinyl tunes!

@branching_out_sligo will be providing some interactive play for kids of all ages upstairs in the Nest also 🙂



BaHa presents: EMERGENCE


Our group, BaHa, a new Sligo based 3-dimensional art collective, would like to invite you to the opening night of our new show, "EMERGENCE".

If you can't make the opening, no worries, the exhibition will be open Saturday 17th to Saturday 24th from 11am to 6pm daily!

All the Best,

Graphics by Jak Graham.

If you have any questions or want to contact any member of BaHa please don't hesitate to contact us at:


Rhythms of the Street

Rhythms of the Street

We are delighted to welcome Samboeire, Sligo!

They present 'Rhythms of the Street', a 6 week drumming class beginning Thurs 8th Nov, 7-9pm in The Nest.

6 weeks, 2 hours, €30.

No experience necessary. All drums provided.

For adults aged 18+. @ The Nest, Custom House Quay, Sligo.