Friday, 22 March 2019

Baking and Decorating

Lauryn made and decorated a wonderful lemon meringue cake yesterday.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

National No Smoking Day

Today is National No Smoking Day - with the HSE encouraging people to take the first steps in giving up.

One of the benefits of quitting is the money you would save. Why not click here to see how much you could that could be.

For more information on quitting visit 

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Pancake Tuesday

Our catering trainees looked after us all this morning with scrumptious pancakes.

Some of the tasty pancakes made this morning

Jonathan and Calume busy making pancakes

Calume perfecting his pancake flipping skills

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

National Football Exhibition in Sligo

A group from our sports and recreation course attended the National Football Exhibition today at Sligo City Hall to view an amazing exhibition of Irish soccer treasures.

The exhibition showcases rare memorabilia, programmes, jerseys and artefacts together with interactive stations and photobooth. It even includes our very own sports tutor Steve Feeney pictured with his Sligo Rovers teammates.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Safer Internet Talks

Many thanks to Catherine McCann from Youth Work Ireland North Connaught who facilitated a number of safer internet talks with trainees in the centre today.
Gary, Reece & Joey pictured with Catherine at our safer internet stand

Valentine’s Day Baking

Delicious Valentine’s Day cupcakes baked and decorated by catering trainees – enjoyed by all of us!

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Fundraising Acknowledged

We are delighted to receive acknowledgement of the donation we made to LauraLynn Children's Hospice following our Christmas Jumper Day.
Certificate of donation displayed on our noticeboard

Acknowledgement letter from LauraLynn Children's Hospice

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Newsletter Feature

We are delighted to have our centre feature in the current edition of the European Social Fund Newsletter representing Community Training Centres

Monday, 4 February 2019


Great to have a six week mindfulness programme for trainees commence in the centre this afternoon.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day, 5th February 2019. Pictured are Breda and Michaela from IT Sligo with our own Cormac and Joey. Together with Allison and Josh they designed the Safer Internet display and booklet. The display shows the importance of being safe on the Internet. 

Friday, 1 February 2019

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Welcome to Breda & Michaela

We are delighted to welcome Breda and Michaela to our centre from IT Sligo. They are students of social care practice and will be with us for 13 weeks work experience placement.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Importance of Digital Skills

Last weekend the Sunday Business Post published an interesting article on the importance of digital skills in the workplace. Our computer course focuses exactly on this area by covering QQI level 3 and 4 modules along with a full ECDL award.

Image taken from @skillsmidwest twitter page

Monday, 21 January 2019

Fundraising for Sligo Samaritans

As part of our celebrations to mark World Mental Health Day last October we raised €206.38 for Samaritans. Last week Dan Scannell gratefully accepted the cheque on behalf of Sligo Samaritans. Thanks to all those who contributed on the day.

Avril and Tyrieke presenting the cheque to Dan Scannell (Sligo Samaritans) 

What do the Samaritans do?

They offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. There is lots of ways to contact them:

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Sports & Recreation Course - Injury Prevention

Trainees on our Sports and Recreation course know the importance of injury prevention. 

Injury prevention involves various movements, and both static and dynamic stretches to increase flexibility and strengthen muscles to help improve the bodies ability to perform and reduce the risk of injury. Being aware of this and partaking in a predefined programme is a vital part of the sports course as trainees are active on a daily basis.

Sports trainees participating in their morning injury prevention programme

Monday, 14 January 2019

IT Sligo Open Evening

IT Sligo Open Evening: An Open Evening will be held at IT Sligo on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 from 6-8pm. For more information click on the link above.

Interview Skills Workshop

A big thanks to Elaine from Fastrack to Information Technology (FIT) who delivered a very interesting Interview Skills Workshop to trainees from the Work Experience Group last week. We look forward to having Elaine back in the centre at the end of the month. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Single-use plastics banned in Irish government offices

Since last week our government have banned the purchase of single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws in government offices.

In our centre we have stopped using single-use plastic cups for almost a year now and have not looked back since!
Tweet taken from @RichardbrutonTD 

Monday, 7 January 2019

Recycle Your Old Batteries

Now that our Christmas decorations are packed away for another year, don't forgot to recycle your old batteries. We have a number of boxes available around the centre, you get to recycle those old batteries while supporting LauraLynn Children's Hospice.
Battery recycling boxes are available around the centre

Friday, 4 January 2019

Christmas Party

We had a wonderful centre Christmas Party on Thursday 20th of December. Following delicious  dinner and desserts we had a festive themed table quiz. Our Christmas Jumper Day raised over €135 for LauraLynn Children's Hospice. Thank you to all who supported.