Watch our latest videos and read the Case Studies of the projects Sligo LEADER Partnership is proud to have been a part of.

SICAP Sligo Food Run 2020

SICAP Kick Start Programme testimonials

SICAP Change for the Better Workshop

Healthfest April 2019

Sligo LEADER Men’s Health Week

Collooney Playground

Collooney Playground reopens with thanks to LEADER
March 26, 2021/by leadereditor2

Wild West Sailing

Wild West Sailing is the brainchild of David O’Connor who applied for LEADER support towards this start-up sailing business.
January 25, 2021/by main-admin-00046

Sligo Business Improvement District CLG

Sligo BID has been awarded LEADER grant aid of €11,737 for “Meet in Sligo” a conferencing initiative and €43,651 for the upgrade of Sligo’s Christmas lights. Sligo BID has also provided the TÚS programme with some of its most varied and interesting placements in the last number of years.
January 21, 2021/by main-admin-00046

Digital Skills for Citizens classes

This Case Study demonstrates how easy it is for everyone, of all ages, to learn new digital skills in supportive friendly classes.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

RSS and The Irish Wheelchair Association

This Case Study highlights the skills and support participants on the Rural Social Scheme are able to provide to local charities and community groups.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Miners Way and Historical Trail

Among the trails to benefit from considerable labour and expenditure in rural development is the long distance Miners Way and Historical Trail.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

West Sligo Family Resource Centre

West Sligo Family Resource Centre offer employment opportunities through Community Employment Programmes and TÚS.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre

Tubbercurry FRC is supported by LEADER with a grant of €34,068 to develop an outside space and a Multi-Usage Games area and by participants of the Rural Social Scheme.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Strandhill Community Park

The Community Park was awarded €149,586 of LEADER aid in a bid to make the ark. This innovative proposal is to turn the park into Sligo’s first environmentally friendly green park by providing a rain harvesting and irrigation system. The project is also supported by RSS and TÚS.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Lough Easkey Looped Walk

The walk was developed and is maintained under the Walks Scheme which is managed by the Rural Recreation Officer. Maintenance works are undertaken by an RSS Walks task force.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Killaspugbrone Walk

The walk was developed and managed by the Rural Recreation Officer. Maintenance works are undertaken by an RSS Walks task force. The development of this walk was funded by the LEADER Programme.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Keash Playground

Located beside the local National School, the playground services over 1000 children in this rural community and was developed by Keash Village Enhancement who were awarded €82,491 of LEADER aid towards the project.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Gurteen Playground

The playground was developed by Gurteen Games Company who were awarded €89,638 of LEADER aid towards the project.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Tubbercurry Christmas Lights

This project sees over €70,000 of investment into upgrading the electrics and purchase of new Christmas lights in order to give a sense of vibrancy and reflect good community spirit.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Ballisodare Astro

Ballisodare astro pitch and Sports complex are located in Young’s Quarry in Ballisodare. Ballisodare Astro Pitch was awarded €200,000 of LEADER aid and Ballisodare Sports Complex was awarded €138,058 of LEADER Aid.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Connacht GAA

Sligo LEADER Partnership were successful in making an application in conjunction with Connacht GAA to develop the world’s largest sports air dome in Bekan, Co. Mayo.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day

The Festival has been supported by the LEADER Programme for marketing & infrastructure.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Eastern Harps

The club has been supported by 2 different awards of LEADER Grant aid; one of €200,000 towards the completion of the Club house and community space and another grant of €24,828 towards developing remote working and conferencing facilities in the building. The Club is also supported by the Rural Social Scheme.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Curry Moylough Playground

The development of a playground was supported by a LEADER Grant of €82,430. St Mary’s Community Centre in Curry is also supported by the Rural Social Scheme.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Coolaney Development

Coolaney Development Company was awarded €150,517 of LEADER aid towards their project to establish the first Community Café in Connacht and €195,112 to develop the community park. Coolaney village also benefits from both Rural Social Scheme and TÚS support to village maintenance, ensuring their award-winning status!
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Cloonacool Community Walkway and Park

This project was awarded LEADER funding of €39,327 towards the development of a loop trail for walkers, joggers, runners and junior cyclists.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Ballymote Defibrillators

Ballymote First Responders sought LEADER grant aid for the continuation and expansion of their first responder scheme affiliated to the National Ambulance Service and the addition of four new public access defibrillators
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Sligo Rovers

Sligo LEADER Partnership CLG is delighted to be able to support the club off the pitch through the TÚS programme. Sligo Rovers was also awarded €29,778 of LEADER aid towards the development of a strategic masterplan.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Sandcastles

Sandcastle Childcare Centre in Enniscrone is a Tús host.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Nazareth House

Nazareth House are a Tús Host.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Merville Community Centre

The Merville Centre is a Tús Host.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Yeats Society Sligo

Yeats Society Sligo are regular hosts to Tús participants and we have also been able to support the organisation with LEADER funding.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Wood Haven

Woodhaven is a Tús host.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

The Model

The Model is a Tús Host.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Sligo Mens Shed

Sligo Men's Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men can come together. It's a place where men can share their skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills or redevelop old skills.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Life Start Childcare

Life Start Childcare are a Tús Host.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Cosycats and The Catacombs

Cosy Cats Childcare, situated in the Catacombs in Sligo Town, is a Tús Host. The project was also awarded €42,924 of LEADER aid for building repairs.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Waterpoint Enniscrone

The community owned and run Waterpoint in Enniscrone, was awarded LEADER aid of €138,430.00 to renovate their pool and changing areas. Waterpoint also offers a varied range of placement opportunities on the TUS and RSS Programmes.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Voya Seaweed Baths

Voya Seaweed Baths applied for LEADER funding to support the expansion of the ground floor premises and develop the upstairs section of this building. The expansion will assist in creating an additional 25 jobs.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Strand Campus

Strand Campus is an innovative enterprise space located in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. It offers SMEs access to office space, hot desk space, meeting space, a mail drop service and networking opportunities.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Loughan Stables

Loughan Stables were awarded LEADER grant aid to install an all-weather track to follow the existing cross-country fences.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Key Institute Indoor Arena

The Key Institute were awarded LEADER funding of €98,915.25 for the development of an elite junior sand arena to cater for 16-20 year old riders who already compete at 1.2m.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Kelly Fresh Foods

This LEADER-funded project was to move Kelly Fresh Foods Vegetable Processing line from a labour-intensive system to a more autonomous system that has higher volume capacity, while reducing the physical load on the workers.
December 15, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Healthy Ireland Funded Projects in 2020

Healthy Ireland funded a number of projects in 2020 focused on improving the health and the wellbeing of those most vulnerable in our community.
November 19, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Virtual Art Exhibition

As part of the ongoing Lifelong Learning work developed under the SICAP Programme, five local community groups participated in the pilot project A Virtual Art Exhibition.
November 18, 2020/by main-admin-00046

Collooney Playground

Collooney Playground reopens with thanks to LEADER

Wild West Sailing

Wild West Sailing is the brainchild of David O’Connor who applied for LEADER support towards this start-up sailing business.

Sligo Business Improvement District CLG

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Sligo BID has been awarded LEADER grant aid of €11,737 for “Meet in Sligo” a conferencing initiative and €43,651 for the upgrade of Sligo’s Christmas lights. Sligo BID has also provided the TÚS programme with some of its most varied and interesting placements in the last number of years.

Digital Skills for Citizens classes

This Case Study demonstrates how easy it is for everyone, of all ages, to learn new digital skills in supportive friendly classes.

RSS and The Irish Wheelchair Association

This Case Study highlights the skills and support participants on the Rural Social Scheme are able to provide to local charities and community groups.

Miners Way and Historical Trail

Among the trails to benefit from considerable labour and expenditure in rural development is the long distance Miners Way and Historical Trail.

West Sligo Family Resource Centre

West Sligo Family Resource Centre offer employment opportunities through Community Employment Programmes and TÚS.

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre

Tubbercurry FRC is supported by LEADER with a grant of €34,068 to develop an outside space and a Multi-Usage Games area and by participants of the Rural Social Scheme.

Strandhill Community Park

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The Community Park was awarded €149,586 of LEADER aid in a bid to make the ark. This innovative proposal is to turn the park into Sligo’s first environmentally friendly green park by providing a rain harvesting and irrigation system. The project is also supported by RSS and TÚS.

Lough Easkey Looped Walk

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The walk was developed and is maintained under the Walks Scheme which is managed by the Rural Recreation Officer. Maintenance works are undertaken by an RSS Walks task force.

Killaspugbrone Walk

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The walk was developed and managed by the Rural Recreation Officer. Maintenance works are undertaken by an RSS Walks task force. The development of this walk was funded by the LEADER Programme.

Keash Playground

Located beside the local National School, the playground services over 1000 children in this rural community and was developed by Keash Village Enhancement who were awarded €82,491 of LEADER aid towards the project.

Gurteen Playground

The playground was developed by Gurteen Games Company who were awarded €89,638 of LEADER aid towards the project.

Tubbercurry Christmas Lights

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This project sees over €70,000 of investment into upgrading the electrics and purchase of new Christmas lights in order to give a sense of vibrancy and reflect good community spirit.

Ballisodare Astro

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Ballisodare astro pitch and Sports complex are located in Young’s Quarry in Ballisodare. Ballisodare Astro Pitch was awarded €200,000 of LEADER aid and Ballisodare Sports Complex was awarded €138,058 of LEADER Aid.

Connacht GAA

Sligo LEADER Partnership were successful in making an application in conjunction with Connacht GAA to develop the world’s largest sports air dome in Bekan, Co. Mayo.

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day

The Festival has been supported by the LEADER Programme for marketing & infrastructure.

Eastern Harps

,
The club has been supported by 2 different awards of LEADER Grant aid; one of €200,000 towards the completion of the Club house and community space and another grant of €24,828 towards developing remote working and conferencing facilities in the building. The Club is also supported by the Rural Social Scheme.

Curry Moylough Playground

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The development of a playground was supported by a LEADER Grant of €82,430. St Mary’s Community Centre in Curry is also supported by the Rural Social Scheme.

Coolaney Development

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Coolaney Development Company was awarded €150,517 of LEADER aid towards their project to establish the first Community Café in Connacht and €195,112 to develop the community park. Coolaney village also benefits from both Rural Social Scheme and TÚS support to village maintenance, ensuring their award-winning status!

Cloonacool Community Walkway and Park

, ,
This project was awarded LEADER funding of €39,327 towards the development of a loop trail for walkers, joggers, runners and junior cyclists.

Ballymote Defibrillators

Ballymote First Responders sought LEADER grant aid for the continuation and expansion of their first responder scheme affiliated to the National Ambulance Service and the addition of four new public access defibrillators

Sligo Rovers

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Sligo LEADER Partnership CLG is delighted to be able to support the club off the pitch through the TÚS programme. Sligo Rovers was also awarded €29,778 of LEADER aid towards the development of a strategic masterplan.

Sandcastles

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Sandcastle Childcare Centre in Enniscrone is a Tús host.

Yeats Society Sligo

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Yeats Society Sligo are regular hosts to Tús participants and we have also been able to support the organisation with LEADER funding.

Sligo Mens Shed

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Sligo Men's Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men can come together. It's a place where men can share their skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills or redevelop old skills.

Cosycats and The Catacombs

,
Cosy Cats Childcare, situated in the Catacombs in Sligo Town, is a Tús Host. The project was also awarded €42,924 of LEADER aid for building repairs.

Waterpoint Enniscrone

, ,
The community owned and run Waterpoint in Enniscrone, was awarded LEADER aid of €138,430.00 to renovate their pool and changing areas. Waterpoint also offers a varied range of placement opportunities on the TUS and RSS Programmes.

Voya Seaweed Baths

Voya Seaweed Baths applied for LEADER funding to support the expansion of the ground floor premises and develop the upstairs section of this building. The expansion will assist in creating an additional 25 jobs.

Strand Campus

Strand Campus is an innovative enterprise space located in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. It offers SMEs access to office space, hot desk space, meeting space, a mail drop service and networking opportunities.

Loughan Stables

Loughan Stables were awarded LEADER grant aid to install an all-weather track to follow the existing cross-country fences.

Key Institute Indoor Arena

The Key Institute were awarded LEADER funding of €98,915.25 for the development of an elite junior sand arena to cater for 16-20 year old riders who already compete at 1.2m.

Kelly Fresh Foods

This LEADER-funded project was to move Kelly Fresh Foods Vegetable Processing line from a labour-intensive system to a more autonomous system that has higher volume capacity, while reducing the physical load on the workers.

The Open Studio Online Art Project

As part of our programme of arts in the community under the SICAP programme, we ran the OPEN STUDIO ONLINE Project.

Biz Kids – Young Entrepreneur Programme

A collaboration with Bank of Ireland that allows for the DEIS school to receive the opportunities that develop and widen the knowledge of their students in the ins and outs of designing, setting up and running a business idea.

IT Sligo and AbbVie Educational Programme

Sligo LEADER Partnership collaborate on a yearly basis with IT Sligo and AbbVie to encourage and promote STEM within DEIS schools in South West of Sligo.

Parent and Children Art Workshops

Parent and Children Art workshops were run in conjunction with MSLETB.

Family based activity programme at Caltragh Community Centre

Sligo LEADER Partnership worked with Caltragh Community Centre to provide a family based activity programme.

Cranmore Easter Project

Working alongside the Education Officer with Cranmore Regeneration, the Cranmore Easter Project provided a Maths and English Leaving Certificate revision course. 

Healthy Ireland Funded Projects in 2020

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Healthy Ireland funded a number of projects in 2020 focused on improving the health and the wellbeing of those most vulnerable in our community.

Virtual Art Exhibition

As part of the ongoing Lifelong Learning work developed under the SICAP Programme, five local community groups participated in the pilot project A Virtual Art Exhibition.

The DIGITAL DIVIDE Project 2020

We have developed a series of YouTube clips and handouts for individuals and community groups, aimed at promoting engagement with Zoom and digital media.

Digital Skills For Citizens Programme

The Digital Skills for Citizens programme provides basic internet and computer skills training to people with little or no knowledge or experience of using a computer or laptop.

SLIGO TOWN

  • The Model
  • The Yeats Building
  • Sligo Rovers
  • Sligo Men’s Shed
  • Sligo B.I.D. (Business Improvement Distric)
  • Sligo Carers Association
  • Cosy Cats Childcare
  • Nazareth Nursing Home
  • Merville Community Centre
  • North West Hospice
  • Life Start Childcare
  • Resource House Springboard
  • Sligo Lets Organic Farm & Garden
  • Cheshire Homes Sligo
  • Woodhaven House (N.W. MS Therapy Centre)
  • Essential Seconds N.W. MS Charirity Shop)

ENNISCRONE

  • West Sligo Family Resoursc Centre
  • Sandcastles Childcare
  • Waterpoint Leisure & Sunset Spa

COLLOONEY

  • Teeling Sports & Leisure Centre& Tir na nóg Childcare
  • Owenmore Gaels GAA

GRANGE

  • North Sligo Playground
  • Grange Tidy Towns

DROMORE WEST

  • Dromore Community Centre & Playground
  • Dromore West Tidy Towns

TUBBERCURRY

  • Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre

BALLYMOTE

  • Essential Seconds Charity Shop (N.W. MS Therapy

ROSSES POINT

  • R.N.L.I. Sligo Bay Lifeboat Station

BALLISODARE

  • EnviroCom (Composting Facility)

CASTLEBALDWIN

  • Sai Sanctuary (rest Home For Donkeys/Ponies