Gardening Spring Clean

Gardening Spring Clean

Sharif, Oisin, Jules and Aideen went out to the garden today to clean out the greenhouse as well as tidying up a few bits around the garden. We are getting the garden ready for sowing seeds and planting vegetables.  A productive morning, thanks to all for their help!

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Mindful Photography Walk

Mindful Photography Walk

The computer group went for a lovely mindful nature walk yesterday around Doorly Park.  Chloe captured some beautiful nature photos!  There is even a sign of Spring with the Daffodils starting to sprout!

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Robbie’s Recipes – Creamy Chicken Stew

Robbie’s Recipes – Creamy Chicken Stew

The perfect lunch for when you're sick or need to warm up on a cold winter day. This hearty chicken stew is jam packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and flavour! Amazingly it's also low in calories, so it's a great meal for anyone partaking in a new year's...

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Snowy Day around the Centre

Snowy Day around the Centre

It is a lovely snowy morning in Sligo and Chloe from the computer group captured some beautiful photos using the CTC Canon EOS M50 Mark II camera around Doorly Park and the CTC.  

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Trainee Christmas Party 2022

Trainee Christmas Party 2022

We had a very enjoyable Christmas trainee party in the centre today with plenty of delicious food, fun, games, singing and even some dancing!  Thanks to Mairead and Lisa for all their hard work preparing food in the kitchen and to Steve and Ronan for organising the...

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Seasonal Workshop with Marian

Seasonal Workshop with Marian

Thanks to Marian for doing a seasonal workshop with trainees and staff making centrepieces and wreaths.  This was a lovely festive enjoyable activity.  

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Marie Keating Mobile Unit

Marie Keating Mobile Unit

We were delighted to have the Marie Keating mobile information unit at the centre in November. Thanks to nurse Marie for a fantastic talk for trainees and staff on Lifestyle Choices and providing information after in the mobile unit.

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Christmas Arts & Crafts!

Christmas Arts & Crafts!

Last Thursday Catherine had a lovely festive art and crafts workshop.  A group of trainees got creative and made Christmas decorations and jokes for our trainee Christmas Party.      

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Filmmaking

Filmmaking

Lisa, computer tutor recently attended a Filmmaking with young people workshop delivered by Tom from Young Irish Film Makers.  This workshop developed basic, practical and creative skills in film making when working with young people in youth work settings. This...

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House Plants

House Plants

Today Chloe and Sarah were out in our greenhouse watering the house plants we set, pruning the tomatoes and tidying up the garden.  

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Globalisation with Young People – National Youth Council

Globalisation with Young People – National Youth Council

As part of Health Promotion Leo from National Youth Council of Ireland provided training for our trainees on Globalisation last Wednesday.  This is a very topical and interesting conversation at present.  Trainee’s got to explore the meaning of globalisation and the...

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Mindfulness Awareness Day – The Sanctuary, Dublin

Mindfulness Awareness Day – The Sanctuary, Dublin

Last Thursday a group of trainees from the centre along with Mary and Lisa went on a trip to the Sanctuary in Dublin.  The Sanctuary is a meditation centre for social change in the heart of Dublin City. It is a charity founded by Sr. Stan Kennedy in 1998.  As part of...

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New Local Link Bus – Coolaney to Sligo

New Local Link Bus – Coolaney to Sligo

There is a new service which launched yesterday operating daily with four return services and additional services on Friday and Saturday, in the evening, this route will be going through rickfield, collooney, ballisodare and Ransboro. Local link will be a cheaper...

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Certification Day 2022

Certification Day 2022

Last Thursday we held our Certification Day 2022 in the centre.  We were delighted to finally be able once again to invite our past learners to join us in person to celebrate their achievements.  The vast majority of our award recipients completed their training...

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Certification Day 2022

Tomorrow we are holding our annual certification day in the centre.  We look forward to welcoming all past trainees to receive their QQI, ICDL and Gaisce awards.  

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CTC Autumn Garden

CTC Autumn Garden

Chloe started recently in the centre and has a keen interest in photography.  She was out and about in the CTC garden and took some lovely Autumn snaps!  

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Girl’s Active – Badminton

Girl’s Active – Badminton

Last week, for Girls Active, all of the girls in our centre went to the Sports Complex for a few games of Indoor Badminton with Chris! Girl's Active is an activity run by Aideen, here at the centre every Wednesday at 2PM

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National FET Learner Forum 2022

National FET Learner Forum 2022

The National FET Learner Forum is a ‘learner voice’ project run by AONTAS, the national adult learning organisation. Sharif and Hewad were invited to attend Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices on Thursday to celebrate the learners who took part in the...

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Mental Health Week – Arts and Crafts

Mental Health Week – Arts and Crafts

On Thursday, Our Centre's Health Promotion Committee spent time making some Halloween Decorations with Catherine, which was very relaxing. This was to conclude our Mental Health Week activities with some mindful artistic activities.

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