Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sligo PPN Municipal District Plenary Funding Seminar


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Sligo Public Participation Network is holding a seminar called ‘Accessing Funding’ on the 4th May at 7.30-9.30 pm in Teach Laighne, Tubbercurry and on the 10th May at 7.30 – 9.30 pm in Sligo Northside Centre.

The evening will look at what community groups need to do to have the best chance of accessing funding.

Phone Sligo PPN on 071-9111429  or

click the link to register.

  All community group members are welcome. 

Please click on the link MD Seminar Info for more details.

IPB Pride of Place 2016

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This annual all-island initiative, which is hosted by Co-operation Ireland and sponsored by IPB Insurance is run in conjunction with local authorities, North and South, and aims to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by communities to society.

Sligo County Council may nominate one group per category, providing the total number nominated does not exceed five.

Judging for Pride of Place 2016 takes place between June and August.

There are eleven categories under which communities can enter:

  • Age Friendly Community Initiative
  • Community Enterprise Initiative
  • Communities Reaching Out Initiative
  • Urban Neighbourhoods
  • Islands and Coastal Communities
  • Housing Estates
  • Population less than 300
  • Population 300-1000
  • Population 1,000-2,000
  • Population 2,000 – 5,000
  • Population more than 5,000

Interested groups are asked to contact Dolores McDonagh, Community & Economic Development, Sligo County Council, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo Tel. 071 9114414 e-mail by Thursday 21st April, 2016.

Further information on the competition is available at

‘Raw Food’ Demonstration

As part of the Community Garden project,  St. Angela’s College, Sligo is organising a

“Raw Food”

demonstration in the college

on Tuesday, 26th April, from 12.45 – 2.15 pm. The venue for this event is Food Lab 1.


The demonstration will be given by Gaby Weiland from Nantóg Kitchen Garden School – further details about their school is available at the following link:

Some of the produce that we have growing in the Community Garden will be used in the preparation of the raw food dishes, this will give us some appreciation of the uses of the produce that is available in our garden.

The cost of attending the workshop will be €10.00 per person, this will include samples of the prepared food.

Please contact Margaret Hession on 071 9195540 or email on by Friday, 15th April to confirm your attendance with fee of €10.00.

Free Public Event: ‘The Role of Mindfulness in Wellbeing’

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The Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College, in partnership with Plum Village, Bordeaux, is delighted to announce a free public event on Wednesday 20th April 2016.

In the hectic lives we lead it is very easy to get caught up in the day to day eventualities. Between going over what happened yesterday to worrying about and planning for tomorrow we can sometimes forget about enjoying today. The practice of mindfulness is about being present and awake to each moment of our daily lives. This talk entitled The Role of Mindfulness in Wellbeing will give us the opportunity to look at ways in which we can improve the quality of our lives and that of those around us by listening deeply and paying attention to how we live. The session will be presented by Sister Tue Nghiem (Sister Insight) and her colleagues from Plum Village. Sister Tue Nghiem is a Senior Dharma Teacher within the Plum Village Mindfulness tradition and lives her daily life practising mindfulness and leading mindfulness retreats around the world.

Plum Village, near Bordeaux in southwest France, is the largest international practice centre in the Plum Village tradition, and the first monastic community founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment – the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world.  For more, visit

“An Apostle of peace and nonviolence.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967

The Home Economics Department is hosting this event with the support of Open Circle Mindfulness, Sligo. Home Economics plays an important role in wellbeing and improving the quality of life and we see Mindfulness as being an integral part of this wellbeing.


Book now:

When: Wednesday 20th April 2016, 2pm – 4pm.

Where: St. Angela’s College, Clogherevagh, Lough Gill, Sligo.

Contact: Niamh Finnegan   

T: 071-9135650

Organiser: Maura McGuinness, St. Angela’s College and Bridgeen Rea, Immeasurable Minds


Social Inclusion Meeting of the Sligo PPN, Monday 18th April at 11am, City Hall


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All PPN Members and PPN representatives are invited to a meeting to devise and agree a ‘social inclusion strategy’ for Sligo PPN.  In particular members of the social inclusion college and its reps are invited to attend.


  1. Update on the work of the PPN and update from the Social Inclusion Reps
  2. Review and amend the draft strategy document, formulated from previous meetings of the group
  3. Agree how the policy will be communicated
  4. Discuss a ‘social inclusion’ seminar for the PPN

The meeting will be held on Monday 18th April at 11am in City Hall, Room 3.  Please confirm your attendance by emailing