Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Catering - Baking

This morning Paula from our catering group made a stunning lemon posset tart and topped it with some fresh mint from our garden. We are very lucky to have fresh herbs on the doorstep to utilise in our kitchen. 

Monday, 28 June 2021

Exercise and Photography

It is a beautiful sunny day today in Sligo and some of the trainees went for a lovely scenic walk around Doorly Park.  As part of the Gaisce Physical Recreation Activity trainees use the Strava app to track their exercise - walking, running or cycling.  This app offers great encouragement to trainees to keep fit!

Photos taken by Sharif


Thursday, 24 June 2021

Nature Gallery

Alex is taking nature photographs weekly and posting them of our blog.as part of the Community Involvement Activity for Gaisce.  Check out our nature gallery for some more lovely snaps 📸

'Winky The Sheep', photo captured beside the centre today in Cleveragh by Alex

Gaisce - Community Involvement Activity

Robbie is busy this week painting a flower planter in out outdoor space as part of his Gaisce Award Community Involvement Activity


Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Hairdressing Course - Meche Highlights

Britney, hairdressing trainee practicing her meche highlights.


Thursday, 17 June 2021

Map Reading & Navigation

Our sports group enjoyed an afternoon of map reading and navigation under the guidance of North West Adventure at Union Wood this Men's Health Week. A great way of  keeping fit while increasing confidence for navigation skills!


Energy Drinks

The amount of sugar in energy drinks may surprise you.  Some contain up to 17 teaspoons of sugar. This Men's Health Week try cut back on your energy drinks!

Healthy Eating

Homemade fish goujons and salad for a healthy lunch in the centre today 😋

Men's Health Week 2021 - Boost your mood with healthy food


Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Men's Health Week 2021 - Gardening

Gardening is good for your mental wellbeing and physical health. It is great exercise and it helps you relieve stress and be present in the moment.  Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any situation.  We are lucky enough to have a beautiful garden in the centre thanks to Aideen's passion for gardening.  The trainees are getting involved planting vegetables, herbs and flowers and maintain it on a daily basis during the summer months. 

Mikey and Sharif were planting flower bulbs and tomatoes yesterday in the garden.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Men's Health Week 2021 - 'Stigma and Mental Health Issues'

It’s Men's Health Week and the stigma surrounding mental health is a huge barrier that many men face.  Here is some information on what stigma is:  https://seechange.ie/stigma-and-mental-health/

For more information on young people's health in mind go to:  https://www.jigsaw.ie/

Men's Health Week 2021 - Sleep Hygiene Routine

During Men's Health Week take some steps towards improving your sleep hygiene routine.  😴

Monday, 14 June 2021

Sports Group - Keeping Active

Our sports group are taking part in a 6 week outdoor activities programme, starting with stand up paddle boarding. Thanks to Northwest Adventure Tours for their help and guidance.  This is a great way of keeping active and getting outdoors!

Men's Health Week 2021 - 'The more you move the better your mood'

Daily walking is the easiest way for men to get moving and active. @GetIrelandWalking offers tips and advice for anybody who wants to start walking during #MensHealthWeek.   
Find out more at: www.getirelandwalking.ie 

Men's Health Week 2021


Thursday, 10 June 2021

Nature Photography

Photo by Alex, computer trainee while out for a walk this afternoon


Gardening with Aideen - Planting Hanging Baskets

Today Aideen and the trainees are out planting some lovely hanging baskets to brighten up our outdoor space!


Catering Department

The catering trainees are busy working towards skills demonstrations in QQI Breakfast Cookery, Nutrition & Healthy Options and Handling Food Hygienically over the coming weeks.


Tuesday, 8 June 2021


The herbs are starting to germinate in the garden that were planted by Alex, Katie and Mickey 


Thursday, 3 June 2021

Gardening with Aideen - Planting

It was a beautiful day today and it was a hive of activity in the CTC garden with Aideen.  Trainees were weeding, tidying, planting bedding plants and vegetables and painting.  Thanks to the trainees for all their help today!

Mural - Step 1 Preparation and Painting

Today the trainees started painting a wall in our outdoor garden. This is in preparation for a mural wall project that Catherine and the trainees are working on for the summer.  It definitely brightens up our outdoor space!

Sligo/Leitrim Gardaí visit to CTC

Thanks to the Diversity Team at Sligo/Leitrim Gardaí for visiting our centre earlier this week. Sharif from our computer group is proudly pictured with the Diversity Car.