Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Covid-19 - Level 3 Christmas arrangements

Level 3 (with some variations) applies from Tuesday 1st December into January. There will be additional special measures for Christmas.  For full details of Level 3 and special arrangements for Christmas, go to

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Christmas Lunch and Festive Quiz

Thanks to Mairead, Lisa and the catering trainees for cooking a beautiful Christmas lunch in the centre today for the staff and trainees. Thanks also to Danny and Steve for organising a fun festive quiz for each department!

Monday, 14 December 2020

Christmas Baking


Our catering trainees were busy today baking Mince Pies and Nutella Brownie Truffles for our Christmas trainee lunch tomorrow!  Delicious 😋

Thank you from Sligo Social Services

Last week we were delighted to deliver a large amount of food items to Sligo Social Services office which were collected by staff and trainees in the previous weeks. Today we were delighted to receive a letter from their Chief Executive, Christina McTaggart acknowledging our efforts.

Sligo Social Services work in our community to provide a pre-school, afterschool’s, family support services, counselling for young people and adults, and an open access service.  They also provide a meals on wheels service and a befriending service for the elderly in the Sligo area and a number of homeless services including homeless hostels for single adults, and short-term family accommodation.  

A special thank you to all the trainees and staff who donated to the cause. Also to the key workers in each of our departments who organised the collection in their areas and to Ronan and Steve who transported the large amount of goods to drop off point.

Well done to all!

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Sligo Social Services Christmas Food Appeal

Over the past few weeks our trainees and staff had been donating items for our Christmas Food Appeal. Yesterday we were delighted to donate our collection to Sligo Social Services who do fantastic work in our community.  Thanks to everyone for contributing!

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Nature Gallery

Some more beautiful photos taken by our resident photographer Molly from our sports department.  
Check out our nature gallery for more lovely snaps 📷

It's beginning to look like Christmas at Sligo CTC!


Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Catering - Christmas Cake

The catering department are busy getting ready for Christmas!  Michaela, catering trainee made a delicious Christmas cake and finished it off beautifully with icing and decorated with figurines.  Looks fab 😋

Monday, 7 December 2020

Photography - Winter

Some beautiful photos captured by Molly, Sports Trainee of Doorly Park and Benbulben 📷


Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Sligo CTC Advent Calendar

Our Sligo CTC Advent Calendar created by Aimée, Computer Trainee in class today. 
Plenty of positive messages for the countdown to the Christmas holidays 🎄🎅


Monday, 30 November 2020

Level 3 Restrictions

Level 3 (with some variations) applies from tomorrow Tuesday 1st December into January. There will be additional special measures for Christmas.  For full details of Level 3 and special arrangements for Christmas, go to

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Light a Candle - Pieta House

Today in the centre we are lighting a candle in the front reception and the canteen to spark a conversation on mental health as part of the #HopeOverSilence campaign for Pieta House. Take a moment today to call, text, reach out to someone or join in on social conversation.

You can contact Pieta House:

Freephone 24/7 Crisis Helpline on 1800 247 247

or text 51444 

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Sports Course - Soccer Skills

The sports trainees were putting in the work for heir Soccer Skills module on the Astro pitch.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Hairdressing - Perming

 The hairdressing trainees were practicing perming today!

Monday, 23 November 2020

Christmas Food Collection for Sligo Social Services

We started our Christmas food collection for Sligo Social Services in the centre today and it is running until Friday 4th December.  Please donate any non-perishable foods into the collection point assigned in your training area.  Thank you.

Thursday, 19 November 2020


#ComeIn poster illustrated by Alex, Computer Trainee

Stand Up Week 2020

A lovely display of #ComeIn posters created by the hairdressing trainees and displayed in their department for Stand Up Week 2020

 Some more #comein posters created by the computer trainees

Stop the spread of COVID-19

Please continue to wash your hands, cover your mouth if coughing or sneezing, maintain a safe distance and continue to wear a face covering.  #HoldFirm
For more info go to:


Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Hairdressing Group Braiding - Rainbow Colours

The hairdressing trainees had a creative afternoon practicing braiding hair while using the rainbow colours in support of Stand Up Week 🌈

#ComeIn Symbols - Sports

A bright colourful display of #ComeIn posters created by the sports trainees for Stand Up Week🌈

SMILY LGBT Support Group


Connect with community with the SMILY LGBT Support Group 

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Christmas Cakes

Our catering department have started their preparation for Christmas cakes 😋


#Comein during Stand Up Awareness Week

BeLong to youth services believe that no one would have to come out if everyone chose to come in. To come in is to show your support, you understand and you accept the LGBTI+ community. Watch this video and visit:

Monday, 16 November 2020

#ComeIn Symbols

 Some of the #ComIn posters created today by the computer group 🌈

Creating our #ComeIn Symbol

The centre is full of activity this morning and trainees are showing their support for 'Stand Up Week' by creating a unique #ComeIn Symbol. have asked young people to download this icon 'IN' and make it your own with a doodle, sketch, pattern, words of wisdom: whatever you like in support of our LGBTI community.  The #ComeIn posters will be displayed around the centre throughout the week. 

Some photos above of our sports and computer trainees working on their posters this morning.