Sligo Running Order

Saturday 1st October

Doors Open at 10am
Beyond Limits starts at 11am

Main Stage

Session 1

  • Paddy Smyth MC alongside young host Ailís
  • Paralympic Gold Medallist Katie George Dunleavy and Eve McCrystal
  • Dr Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon
  • Rhythm Room Audience warm up
  • Beyond Limits Youth Advisory Panel member Toby
  • Performance from Music Generation, Sligo Voices

Session 2
12:30pm – 1:15pm

  • Fiacre Ryan of RTÉ Speechless documentary
  • Beyond Limits Youth Advisory Panel member Christopher
  • Conversation with Paddy Smyth
  • Music from Derek Ryan
  • Finding Your Wings Mindful Moment
  • Claire Kenny of Independent Living Movement Ireland

Session 3
2pm – 2:45pm

  • Beyond Limits Youth Advisory Panel member Meabh with song and speech
  • Beyond Limits Youth Advisory Panel member Eva
  • Adam O’Brien, Autism Advocate
  • Young Speaker, Jimbos Accessible Adventures
  • Bluestack Choir Performance


Activities during both breaks

  • GAA, Soccer and Rugby come and try
  • Sensory Play Area
  • Gaming Station
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Para Table Tennis

Break 1
11:45am – 12:30pm

  • 11:50am - 12:20pm, Main Stage, Colman Noctor Q&A
  • 11:50am - 12:20pm, Upstairs, Sensory Stories
  • 12:00 - 12:20pm, Arena, Gymnastics display
  • 11:50am – 12:20pm, Outside, GAA, IRFU and FAI Come and Try

Break 2
1:15pm – 2pm

  • 1:20 – 1:50pm, Main Stage: Independent Living Movement Parent’s Session
  • 1:30 – 1:50om, Upstairs: Yoga and Mindfulness
  • 1:35 - 1:50pm, Arena: Silent Disco
  • 1:20 – 1:50pm, Outside: GAA, IRFU and FAI Come and Try

Other info

  • Food: Everyone given lunchbag on arrival – sandwich, fruit and a treat. You’re also welcome to bring your own.
  • Quiet space: We are creating a quiet space and we will have an ASD unit set up outside.
  • Toilets: Accessiloo will be on site – fully accessible changing places.
  • Medical Support: We will have an ambulance on site for the day.

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