Men’s Health Week – Mental Fitness

Men’s Health Week – Mental Fitness

The Lads went out for a walk before lunch today around Doorly Park and along the docks. Walking is very beneficial to one's physical and mental health, so it's important that you get out there for some fresh air!

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Yeats Day 2022

Yeats Day 2022

To celebrate Yeats Day this year, our Art Tutor Catherine put together a lovely graphic and Robbie recited the poem, "The Song of Wandering Aengus"  

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Men’s Health Week – 2022

Men’s Health Week – 2022

International Men's Health Week (MHW) always begins on the Monday before Father's Day and ends on Father's Day itself.  During 2022, it will run from Monday 13th until Sunday 19th June. The overall aims of MHW are to: Heighten awareness of preventable health problems...

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Lisa and Marian picked some wildflowers and the trainees made some wildflower vases for the centre and the outdoor garden for Minister Harris' visit.

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Pedal to Paddle

Pedal to Paddle

Yesterday, trainees went cycling around Doorly Park and then went supping out in the Garavogue River, with Instructor Barry from Northwest Adventure. This was organised by Sligo  Sports Partnership. The weather was lovely for it, and the trainees enjoyed it immensely.

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Lunch for Minister Harris

Lunch for Minister Harris

The catering department prepared lunch for Minister Harris' visit. They served a Sweet Potato soup to begin with, alongside brown bread and Guinness Bread, both baked in-house. They served the Brown bread with Gammon and smoked cheddar topped with relish, while the...

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Minister Simon Harris TD visits Sligo CTC

Minister Simon Harris TD visits Sligo CTC

On Thursday we had the pleasure of welcoming Minister Simon Harris to our centre alongside Minister Frank Feighan, Peter Egan, Tom Grady from MSLETB, Counsellor Dara Mulvey and Seamus Kilgannon.  Molly Kennedy, sports trainee and Gavin Dykes, General manager welcomed...

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Hike up Truskmore

Hike up Truskmore

The trainees were Climbing Truskmore along Benbulben under the guidance of Instructor Ronan, last Monday, and got some lovely photos. Some of the trainees are taking part in Gaisce. Truskmore is a 647 m mountain on the border of County Sligo and County Leitrim in...

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Gardening Workshop – Week 4 – Trip

Gardening Workshop – Week 4 – Trip

On Thursday Aideen, Lisa and some of the trainees went on an adventure to Martina from Nature Inspires farm outside Tubbercurry, Sligo as part of the gardening project in conjunction with Sligo Leader.  We went for a walk through the bog land and forest exploring,...

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Lads Active – Cycling and Outdoor Gym

Lads Active – Cycling and Outdoor Gym

The boys in the centre went out on the new bikes for a cycle on the Cleveragh track around last Friday.  We ran the obstacle course at the outdoor gym in Doorly Park with our Instructor Daithi.  This was very enjoyable and a great work out!

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Minister Frank Feighan T.D. visits Sligo CTC

Minister Frank Feighan T.D. visits Sligo CTC

Minister Frank Feighan TD visited the centre today to launch our new bicycles in Cleveragh, as part of national bike week in conjunction with Sligo Sports Partnership. He came back to the centre and visited each department and spoke to the trainees.  We had...

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Gardening Workshop – Week 3

Gardening Workshop – Week 3

We received a delivery of flowers for the centre, including Cosmos, Allysum, Phlox and Begonias, among others. These houseplants both look beautiful and will improve overall wellbeing in the centre. Along with this, Martina and the trainees spent some time planting...

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Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes

Here's a recipe for a delicious, vegan-friendly side-dish to compliment the main course, that anyone can enjoy!

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Gardening Workshop – Week 2

Gardening Workshop – Week 2

This week Martina explained all about the herbs we grow and our herb garden is coming on well.  We planted tomatoes, cucumber, peppers and corn.  We were weeding and we put straw around the strawberry plants!  

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Gardening Update – Sunflowers

Gardening Update – Sunflowers

Yesterday we were transplanting our sunflowers in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation's Pledge to Plant fundraiser. This fundraiser will be contributing to the Hospice's Nurses for Night Care program. Once the flowers grow a bit more we'll be selling them and donating...

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New courses starting soon

New courses starting soon

There are some vacancies available on our courses at Sligo CTC:Apply onlinePhone 071 9145248Email:  enquiries@sligoctc.comCall over for a visit:  Unit B1, Cleveragh Industrial Estate, Sligo, F91CV61  

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Today our catering trainees made some delicious Easter treats - mini cream egg cheesecake and rocky road. Mairead and the catering trainees have the canteen decorated lovely with Easter decorations!    

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Gardening Workshop – Week 1

Gardening Workshop – Week 1

Martina was in the centre on Thursday to instruct trainees on how and where to plant our crops in the centres' Garden.  We planted seeds, transplanted strawberries, planted potatoes and moved the herb garden.  The herbs planted were mint, comfrey, thyme, lemon balm...

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Hello, How are you?

Hello, How are you?

Mental Health Ireland is launching a campaign to engage individuals in open conversations about their wellbeing. They're asking for communities around Ireland to contact their loved ones and ask how they're doing with intent. You can visit their website using this...

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Sweet Potato Lentil Dahl

Sweet Potato Lentil Dahl

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper.

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Gardening

Gardening

This week Martina from Nature Inspires visited the centre.  As part of Sligo Leader Partnership Martina is going to provide four workshops on growing fruit, vegetables, herbs with a focus on improving mental health and creativity outdoors.  Today some of the trainees...

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