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Sligo Lend a Hand

Sligo Lend a Hand

In ordinary times Sligo Lend a Hand volunteers are available  to give a short term dig out to community members who live alone, may be recuperating after an illness or for whatever reason find themselves a little more vulnerable than usual. The onset of Covid did not...

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Ultan Bree – Supporting his Community in Strandhill

I wish to nominate a very helpful and amiable young boy, aged 13 at the time, who volunteered to bring us "the paper" during Lock-down. His name is Ultan Bree, & he lives in Strandhill. He turned 14 in July. My husband & I live in a remote spot up on...

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My Story Of Lockdown : Shane Scully

Here I am an avid reader of the sligo champion and could not miss an opportunity to write in and be part of all the fun of stepping up for Sligo Here is my Covid 19 story: It all started on the 15th March 2020 for me when the pubs closed. As someone who liked to meet...

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Work as Frontline Health Care Worker

Back at the start I was terrified. I listened to Leo's adress to the nation and it felt like I was in a old black and white film of people crowded around a radio waiting for world War announcements. This is war and I'm supposed to be a soldier. For the first six weeks...

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Volunteering with Easkey Meals On Wheels

Mel Gavin registered with Sligo Volunteer Centre in March after COVID restrictions hit. He ended up volunteering with Easkey Meals on Wheels service soon after. Mel travels out from Sligo Town to do this, and continues with his role today. Here are a few questions...

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My Story – Volunteering through Covid 19 Lockdown

My Story – Volunteering through Covid 19 Lockdown

My Story of Volunteering through COVID 19 lockdown by Christopher Davis : Community Support worker for Calry Active Retirement Association which hosts 40 members When volunteers were requested to register with Sligo PPN at the outset of the COVID 19 lockdown I...

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Northwest Coronavirus Updates & Support

Northwest Coronavirus Updates & Support

Northwest Coronavirus Updates and Support was created to help connect and inform people in the NorthWest during the Covid-19 crisis. With the Covid crisis and restrictions, people were relying more and more on online platforms for community and information and it was...

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Andersons Grill & Bar Sligo

Andersons Grill & Bar Sligo

““I nominate Anderson’s restaurant for recognition on the amazing trojan help they were during lockdown. They voluntarily cooked, provided, and delivered 100 dinners daily to the vulnerable of Sligo town, my parents aged 80/86 being 2 of them, and my friend that is in...

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The Visor Project

The Visor Project

The HSE released a call to protect its frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19 and ITSligo put together a project team with a request for volunteers to IT Sligo Staff. In total, 120 volunteers supported the Visor Project, a cross functional team deriving from...

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Riverside Hotel Sligo

Riverside Hotel Sligo

When the Lock-Down was first announced, the Riverside Hotel stayed open for Essential Guests. Shirley Gorman (Chef De Partie) and myself (Mark Ballantine – GM) were having a chat and thinking about our Sunday Roasts and all the local support we receive before the...

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Blaithin Sweeney and the Havin’ a Laugh charity

Blaithin Sweeney and the Havin’ a Laugh charity

Blaithin Sweeney and the Havin' a Laugh charity were amazing during the pandemic. They took their monthly coffee mornings online and had a weekly virtual coffee morning. This was a great idea for those of us who felt isolated and lost. It was so nice to see friendly...

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Sligo Musicians Online

Sligo Musicians Online

When Covid began and so many things were cancelled, including the St. Patrick's events, I felt at a bit of a loss. I would normally go to the parade and other events and I really missed them. The Sligo Musicians Online Festival Group started on Facebook and their...

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Cooking Dinners for the Vulnerable in Coolaney

Cooking Dinners for the Vulnerable in Coolaney

Caroline and Andrew Pyne came up with the idea of cooking dinners for the vulnerable in Coolaney, Co. Sligo. They prepared all the food which wasgenerously donated by:PK Meats Coolaney.Joe Kelly Vegetable Supplier.Patricia Walsh and Josaphine Crotty Lyttle supplied...

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Sligo Park Run & Mary Davey

Sligo Park Run & Mary Davey

Sligo Parkrun is a free Saturday morning weekly initiative. It is an inclusive 5km walk/run for all age groups organised by an ever willing group of helpful and friendly volunteers who give their time freely on the day. Parkrun events take part in many towns and...

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The Communities of Ballygawley and Ballintogher

The Communities of Ballygawley and Ballintogher

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...

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North West Sews

North West Sews

This voluntary group has been coordinated from our North Sligo Central Logistics Hub by Mary Durcan and Anne Feehily and Marie Casserly. At our peak there were 62 active Volunteers in the group across Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Donegal. Some volunteers are making...

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