National Walking Day 2022

National Walking Day 2022

For National Walking Day, our health promotion team organised a  walk last Thursday, for everyone in the centre. The weather was lovely, so all of our trainees and Tutors got together for a walk around Doorly Park!

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Sligo Youth Information Centre

Sligo Youth Information Centre

Today we had a visit from Catherine, representing Sligo Youth Information Centre, who offer information and guidance and support young people so they can make decisions on topics such as education, employment, travel, entitlements etc. Catherine will be visiting the...

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Walk and Talk – National Walking Day

Walk and Talk – National Walking Day

Our Health Promotion Team is organising a walk and talk for the 22nd of September for National Walking Day. We'll be meeting in the front of the centre at 2PM for a walk around Doorly Park, so bring your runners!

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Worldskills Ireland – RDS 14th September

Worldskills Ireland – RDS 14th September

 MSLETBWorldskills Ireland is a partnership between enterprise, industry, education, training and government that raises the profile and recognition of skills and apprenticeships and prepares the talent of today for the careers of the future.  On Wednesday a group of...

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Tea and Chats – Green Ribbon Day

Tea and Chats – Green Ribbon Day

Our Health Promotion team coordinated with the catering group to organise a conversational event in aid of SeeChange's green Ribbon Campaign, alleviating Mental Health stigma. Catering Trainee Jules baked a selection of brownies and cookies for everyone to enjoy,...

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Green Ribbon Campaign – Seechange.ie

Green Ribbon Campaign – Seechange.ie

This September, See Change's Green Ribbon Campaign aims to spread awareness about all mental health difficulties to help end Mental Health Stigma and discrimination. The Green Ribbon symbolises an openness of the individual to have a conversation with those suffering...

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Garden update after the summer break!

Garden update after the summer break!

The centre's back from the Summer break we took for August, and the trainees got to work watering, weeding and harvesting potatoes and tomatoes, as well as cleaning around the garden for their Gaisce!

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Sports Day 2022

Sports Day 2022

Today we had a sports day at Cleveragh astro pitch with Daithi.  We had plenty of fun and games with the egg and spoon race, sack race, 3 legged race, relays etc.  Thanks to Leitrim CTC staff and trainees for travelling down to join us!    

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Boat Trip – The Rose of Innisfree

Boat Trip – The Rose of Innisfree

Our Trainees went on a boat trip in the Rose of Innisfree on Lough Gill. They got a close up look at Hazelwood's forestry, Parke's Castle and many of its beautiful lake isles including Beezie's Island and the Island of Innisfree.

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Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

Our computer trainees took a few photos as part of our connecting with nature photography project. Thanks to all our trainees for sending in their photos!

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Pledge to Plant Fundraiser

Pledge to Plant Fundraiser

As part of the Pledge to Plant initiative CTC learners planted sunflower seeds and sold the plants around the centre to raise money for the Irish Hospice Foundation. Thanks to everyone that contributed to this worthy cause!  Pictured below are Robbie and Hewad with...

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Summer Trip – Eagles Flying

Summer Trip – Eagles Flying

Today the computer group went on a trip to Eagles Flying, Ballymote.  This is Ireland's largest sanctuary for raptors and owls.  It is the home of many different species of eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and vultures.  There is also a petting zoo with a variety of...

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Photography Project

Photography Project

Some photos captured by our computer trainees this week as part of a photography project during the beautiful weather!    

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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha is celebrated by Muslims all over the world as a major holiday for a period of three to fours days.  Some of our trainees joined in these celebrations in Sligo.  Pictured below are Hewad and Sharif, computer trainees who took part in the celebrations....

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Our Garden – Summer 2022

Our Garden – Summer 2022

It is a lovely warm day in Sligo today and there is an array of colour in our garden.  The sunflowers grown from seed are getting very tall and will soon flower. We have plenty of delicious berries and our courgettes are very large!    

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Trainee Photography

Trainee Photography

One of our Computer Trainees, Cas, took a few lovely photos along Doorly Park while walking to the centre during the week.

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Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Bake

Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Bake

Here's an easy and delicious cheesy pasta bake dish you can make at home with minimal ingredients. serve with a salad on the side for a filling, healthy lunch.

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Our Garden

Our Garden

Our garden is blooming this week with colour from our fresh fruit and vegetables.  The raspberries are starting to ripen, strawberries are ready to pick, we have plenty of salad and herbs.  With all the rain there is great growth but hopefully we will get some more...

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Sligo CTC Rainwater Harvester

Sligo CTC Rainwater Harvester

The centre recently had a Rainwater Harvester installed in our garden, for the collection and storage of rain, rather than allowing it to run off.  Instead of wasting water running our taps, we will be using the rain to water our flowers and trees.

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Gardening Project Update – June 21st 2022

Gardening Project Update – June 21st 2022

The crops in our garden, including sweetcorn, potatoes, Jerusalem Artichoke etc. are coming up nicely, along with the berry bushes planted, Computer Trainee Sharif harvested a few strawberries from the gardens, which some of the catering trainees made into a meringue....

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Men’s Health Week – Fitness

Men’s Health Week – Fitness

This week as part of Men's Health Week the lads in the centre got an opportunity to go to our sports department and do a stretching and relaxation session, body weight circuit in the gym and a guided meditation session.  Thanks to Steve and the sports trainees for all...

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