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
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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.

Stand Up Week 2020


Friday, 13 November 2020

Stand Up Week 16th - 20th Nov

Next week is Stand Up Awareness Week so come in to the centre wearing the rainbow colours to show your support against LGBTI+ bullying 🌈

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Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Halfway through Level 5 restrictions

We are halfway through the six week level 5 lockdown!  Every time we do the right thing, we are protecting ourselves and the people around us.  👍

Please continue to wash your hands, cover your mouth if coughing or sneezing, maintain a safe distance and continue to wear a face covering.  

Illustration by Alex, Computer Trainee

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Sports Course - Bush Craft Skills

Last week the sports group were learning about local amenities and facilities while developing their teamwork to complete some bush craft skills.  What a fantastic experience for the trainees and great to get out and get some exercise and fresh air!  Thanks to North West Adventure Tours for their fantastic guidance.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Hairdressing - Treatment Application

It's the start of a new week and the hairdressing group are busy working on their QQI level 3 Reception and Shampooing Skills module in preparation for their skills demonstration.

Samantha, hairdressing trainee practicing applying an oil treatment.

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Getting back to nature

Some beautiful wildlife photographs taken by Alex this morning while the computer group were out for a walk along the river Garavogue.  

Catering Course - Breakfast

This week our catering department are preparing for QQI level 4 Handling Food Hygienically and level 3 Breakfast Cookery skills demonstrations for next week. Looks delicious 😋  Good luck!

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Five simple Actions to help us keep well

It is important to mind both our physical and mental health during these challenging times. The keep well campaign focuses on 5 main actions to help keep us well. This poster was designed by Alex, Computer Trainee using his Wakam graphics tablet to draw the illustrations in class today. #inthistogether 😀


Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Keeping Active

Our sports trainees are delighted to get on the water in week 1 of their kayaking programme in conjunction with Sligo Sports Partnership.


Monday, 2 November 2020

COVID Bubbles

When you keep your distance, no matter how awkward it feels, you’re protecting yourself and those around you from the spread of COVID-19. But when you drop your guard, when groups get together, when you shake hands or hug someone you love, when you step forward instead of taking a step back, you could become exposed to the virus and so could the people around you. Help drive the number of cases down.  Keep your guard up.. #StaySafe #HoldFirm

Keep Well Campaign

The Keep Well campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. 

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