Annual Sligo Street Sleep, 30th September, Simon Week 2016

Simon Week is from 26th Sept to 2nd of October nationally and the aim of this week is to increase awareness of homelessness and associated issues in Ireland.

The Annual Sligo Street Sleep is on Fri 30th Sept  as part of Simon Week and the charity are urging business people and individuals from all walks of life to sign up today,  you must be willing to collect sponsorship as the charity rely heavily on fundraising and donations to provide vital services.  Please e mail if you are interested. You must be over 18 years to take part in the Street Sleep.  Each participant will get a certificate and go home with the satisfaction that they have helped a local cause who are assisting and supporting people who are struggling in the Sligo area.  If any local business wishes to sponsor the Street Sleep please contact the homeless charity on 087 7708865.le

PEACE IV Programme (2014 – 2020)

Sligo is to benefit from the PEACE IV Programme (2014 – 2020) with an indicative budget advised of €860,866.

The PEACE IV Programme is a cross-border initiative, financed through the European      Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  It has been designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland.  In addition to supporting peace and reconciliation the ERDF also contributes to the promotion of social and economic stability, in particular through actions to promote cohesion between communities.

Further information in relation to the PEACE IV Programme and the proposed Sligo PEACE Action Plan is available to view here

It is important in the development of the Sligo PEACE Action Plan that the views of individuals, groups and agencies are invited, considered and taken on board in order to inform the Council and the LCDC in this process.

The following is proposed in this regard:

  • Hold two Public Information sessions to take place in the two Municipal District areas of Sligo, and Ballymote/Tubbercurry
  • Carry out an on-line survey to seek responses to certain relevant matters
  • Hold a number of Focus group meetings for agencies delivering certain relevant services already in Sligo
  • Have regard to the public consultation process recently carried out in the compiling of the County Sligo Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021
  • Learn from feedback from previous PEACE programmes and evaluations of other relevant programmes
  • Seek written submissions from interested parties’ with immediate effect

Written submissions are hereby invited from interested parties to inform the Sligo PEACE Action Plan process and are to be received by 4pm on Monday 18th July 2016 to


Sligo PPN

The Sligo PPN team would like to wish our colleague Aneta the very best of luck in her future life as today is, sadly, her last day with us.  Aneta was responsible for our very informative e-bulletin and will be greatly missed.

Pilot ‘RTÉ Two Way Street’ initiative comes to Ballymote, Sligo



RTÉ is inviting people living in Ballymote, Co. Sligo, and the surrounding area, to join us on Wednesday 25th May to celebrate your community with a half-day of music, events, discussions, entertainment and debate as part of a new pilot initiative created by the RTÉ Audience Council to connect with local communities in Ireland. 

Take part and get behind the scenes
Would you like to find out how RTÉ radio documentaries are made and learn more about your county? Would you like to take part in a master-class in writing for the small screen with a leading scriptwriter from RTÉ One’s Fair City? Are you a secondary school student who’d like to get an insight into the creative and innovative digital technologies being used in broadcast and online media? Then RTÉ would like you to join us to explore and celebrate in Ballymote, Sligo from 1pm on Wednesday 25th May.

Kevin Bakhurst, Deputy Director-General RTÉ, said: “Good communications between RTÉ and its audience are vital for the ongoing development of truly relevant public media, and the RTÉ Audience Council has an important role to play in helping RTÉ further understand the audience we serve. This pilot event will allow us to experiment in a fresh and engaging way with our audience in their own communities and to hear about the things that are important to them, while also using our programming and expertise to offer insights into the many popular services we provide. I’d like to thank the people of Ballymote for warmlywelcoming RTÉ into their community.”

What is the Audience Council?
The RTÉ Audience Council is a group of 15 volunteers from across the country who works with the RTÉ Board to engage with and understand the diverse needs of RTÉ’s audience. RTÉ’s Two Way Street is the first public initiative of the latest council. Visiting Ballymote in Sligo for the pilot event, the initiative has been developed to connect RTÉ with communities and to hear what they have to say.

In addition to workshops, discussion and debate, RTÉjr’s Twigín will put on some very special live shows for children in Scoil Mhuire Primary School (1pm & 2.30pm), while RTÉ’s Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh will host a panel discussion on a range of issues, from women in media to rural affairs (details below). RTÉ 2fm will also be there to pump out the tunes live from the RTÉ 2fm Roadcaster.

See below for the full programme of RTÉ Two Way Street events and details on how to register and stay up to date on what’s happening with RTÉ on Twitter (@rte), Facebook and LinkedIn using #TwoWayStreet



Sligo Age Friendly Alliance

Would like to invite you to the official



Sligo Age Friendly Strategy

Monday 23rd May 2016 @ 2pm

Glasshouse Hotel

Official Launch of strategy by Sandy Kelly,

Followed by Music &Tea Dance

Light refreshments will be provided on the day

R.S.V.P. Dolores / Leanne 9114414/9114423 by 20th May, 2016


Age-Friendly describes a society in which “service providers, public officials, community leaders, faith leaders, business people and citizens recognize the great diversity among older persons, promote their inclusion and contribution in all areas of community life, respect their decisions and lifestyle choices, and anticipate and respond flexibly to ageing-related needs and preferences”