Regional Final in Sligo 2015/16

  We had been looking forward to hosting the Regional Final but it surpassed our expectations! The standard was high and the competitors brought plenty of support. We were delighted so many of Soroptimist friends were able to join us, including our National President Sarah McCormack and the National Public Speaking Convenor Moya Murphy.  …

Resource page:

Social computing for the community An Irish website with a selection of getting started guides. Links to services and resources are provided in clearly labelled categories. Age Action Great range of printable pdf guides that can be printed for beginners and improvers includes iphones, ipads and smart phones. Plus tutor resources, very useful lesson plans…

International Women’s Day @ IT Sligo

The Yeats Library at IT Sligo celebrated International Women’s Day on Thursday 5th March. The theme for this get together was ‘Women volunteering for women’. It was an opportunity to acknowledge and raise awareness of the work that is carried out by volunteers in the locality. This lunchtime event gave organisations a platform to talk…

Lir Bursary 2014

Sligo Feis Ceoil was founded in 1903.It is one of the oldest and most prestigious of feiseanna in the country. This bursary to the LIR Drama Academy  is awarded in memory of Mary Watson, founding member of our local club who also served as Soroptimist International national president 1971/72.

Yacht Club lunch 2014

We have held a number of fundraising lunches in the Yacht club. Our National President Noreen Walsh attendend. We greatly appreciated the number of Soroptimists who joined us from 3 clubs in Northern Ireland

2014 memorial lecture

Yeats Summer School 2014: Lucy McDiarmid lecture – Excess of Love: Easter 1916 and the Rebels’ Perspective. Supported by SI Sligo and District in memory of Mary Lappin. We were delighted to be joined by Una and ?? Marys’ sisters

Joint North- South Conference, Castlebar 2014

Theme: Women leading change together SI Castlebar hosted the conference. We enjoyed a varied programme which included keynote speaker Ursula Kilkelly and a trip to the Foxford Wollen Mills. Ann Garvie Soroptimist International President warmly invited us to the Istanbul Convention in 2015. The guest of honour at the banquet was An Tainste Enda Kenny.…

Mary Lappin Memorial Lecture

Yeats International Summer School 2013: SI Sligo members photographed with Helen Vendler who is the A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard. Her lecture was entitled  The Winding Stair: Advancing on Two Fronts. Helen spoke about Yeats’s, The Winding Stair, discussing the traits of its two editions: the intellectually reflective manner of the first edition and the…

Public speaking 2013/14

On 18th January 2014 we held our local Public speaking heat in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. We had students representing a number of schools in our locality. Sligo Grammar School, Ursuline College Sligo and Lough Allen College, Drumkerrin Co. Leitrim. L to R Ruth Ewing, Monica Barry, Anna Mullen, Sinead Kelly, Odilan Hunt (Adjudicator), Sheelagh…