As people have been adapting to life under Covid-19, members of the community in Ballygawley and Ballintogher have been busy working on their villages to ensure that they are ready for the time when local community members are able to get back out and about. General enhancement works have been supplemented with community garden planting and the preparation of local walkways. Even the local defibrillator group have been back in action, ensuring that all equipment and volunteers are ready should anybody need emergency help.

As well as being a great outlet for people in terms of giving a sense of purpose during Covid restrictions, all this work combined is intended to create a local environment that supports the positive physical and mental health of all the people living and working in the area, especially those who have felt alone and isolated over recent months.

Beth Egan

Ballygawley Sooey Defibrillator Group undertaking training and equipment checks

NW Sews Volunteer in Sligo


Member of Ballygawlet Community Park helping to prepare the new town park – a great opportunity for local exercise and positive physical and mental health for community members as they navigate life under Covid-19.



Anne Feehily, NW Volunteer

Community members creating community garden areas – a known positive influence on mental health.

Members of Ballintogher Tidy Towns making sure the village looks its best.