About Us

The Sligo Science Festival is a 7 day event that takes place during Science Week. The festival highlights STEM engagement throughout the week by delivering a Science Fair at ATU Sligo, hosting science shows, workshops, demonstrations and displays, together with a comprehensive programme of talks, road shows, exhibitions and debates for all ages and backgrounds during science week.

The School of Science has produced a Science Fair since 1999, subsequently developing this into a wider reaching annual Science Festival since 2010.  The programme engagement ranges from pre-school activities, primary/secondary schools level, career path to adult debates with activities from sitting to hiking, from morning to night.

Child Safeguarding Statement

In relation to our activities, a Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017), and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice and IT Sligo’s Child Protection Policy. You can download our Child Safeguarding Statement here.


Sligo Science Festival Organisers
sincerely thank

Partners, Local Businesses & Community Groups for their support, including but not limited to:

Headline Partners

Industry Partners

Sligo Science Festival Industry Parnters - Abbvie logo

Community Partners

Sligo Science Festival Community Parnters - Sligo Leader & Sligo County Libraries logos