This week is one one of the busiest of the year in and around Sligo town when it comes to the tourism and hospitality businesses.

It’s a week in which both the Sligo Summer Festival and the races both take place, drawing in huge crowds.

The summer festival is billed as Sligo’s biggest outdoor music festival, taking place in the very heart of the town.

Sligo Chamber President Des Faul:

It’s also resulting in huge demand for hotel accommodation in Sligo: