Community Garden 2022

We hope to run our community garden course again in 2022–starting in April/May and running for 10 weeks. The group meets under the instruction and guidance of a gardener who gives help and hints on how to grow vegetables and fruit.

There is a small cost to each participant and the course is sponsored by the MSLETB. It may appear very soon to be thinking about next April but in order to arrange the course we need to check what interest is out there.

If you or someone you know is interested in this gardening course, please contact us by phone 071 9170329 or email

CE Scheme Vacancy–HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT in St Michael’s Family Centre

If interested please check your eligibility for CE and contact us on

071 9170329 or

Hours of work are:

9am to Monday to Thursday and 9 to 12.30 pm on Fridays. 19.5 hours per week.

Check in with office each morning to check duties for the day; check in again before leaving.

Duties include:

  • Cleaning kitchen to a high standard including presses; work surfaces; tables; floors; sinks; dishwasher; fridge;  kitchen ware; cutlery. Ensuring dishwasher is filled and emptied. Ensuring towels and kitchen cloths are washed and dried.
  • Sanitising all door handles and surfaces each morning
  • Ensuring that rooms are sanitised before use
  • Keeping pantry tidy and keeping check on what storage items are needed e.g. tea, coffee, biscuits and cleaning products
  • Hoovering, dusting and polishing rooms; emptying bins daily
  • Keeping bathrooms clean including emptying bins; cleaning wash basins; toilets; window ledges; floors; replacing toilet paper and ensuring sufficient paper towels are in place.
  • Making and serving tea, coffee to users of the centre. Preparing trays of light refreshments
  • Preparing trays for use in upstairs rooms
  • Inspect first aid kit on a weekly basis and inform office of what may be needed

Flexibility needed in the following: Help with moving furniture on occasions


There are 2 places available on our upcoming Art class due to commence on Tuesday 14th September. The class runs from 10-12.30 over a period of 8 weeks and is suitable for people with some experience or for beginners. The medium used is acrylics.

Cost €40–as the class is subsidised by the MSLETB

Please contact us by phone 087 3902661/0719170329 or by email if you are interested

Community organic garden

We are looking for new participants for our gardening course due to start on May 20th next.

The course will last for 10 weeks and be under the guidance of a gardening tutor approved by the Sligo ETB

Day: Thursday

Time: 3-5pm

A small fee applies to cover the costs of seeds etc

As this is an outdoor course, it will be safe from participants who will have the opportunity to learn about seeds and plants and how to best utilise a garden for growing vegetables in a safe and organic manner.

If you are interested please contact the centre at 071 9170329 or 087 3902661 or by email centrestmichaels@gmailcom

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Rainbow Programme Facilitators Wanted

Rainbows provides group support programmes for children and young people who have experienced a bereavement or the separation of their parents.

The programme offers listening support in groups for children and young people of a similar age and loss. The programmes are delivered by trained facilitators over a ten-week period for an hour each week. 

The Rainbows programmes help and support children/young people to positively adapt and adjust to significant change and loss in their lives.

Children and young people can find it very helpful to meet others in a similar situation to themselves.

This service is a free service.

We are currently seeking to recruit volunteer Facilitators to train and join the Rainbows team in St Michael’s Family Centre where the programme has been provided for 25 years. Each successful applicant will be required to attend a four-day training event. Dates for this online training are:

Saturday and Sunday May 8th and 9th and May 22nd and 23rd. These are full days.

 Application forms are available from . Please email or call 087 3902661/0719170329 for further information.


CE scheme Caretaker wanted for St Michael’s Family Centre starting end of March 2021

Hours: 9-1pm Monday to Thursday and 9am -12.30pm on Fridays–19.5 hours

Duties: General maintenance inside including moving furniture, preparing rooms; outside includes keeping grounds in good order, grass cutting and weeding, tidying and sweeping and small painting jobs.

Requirements: CE scheme conditions apply; fluent English; ability to work well as part of a team; flexibility necessary in both times and work;  willingness to take instruction; open to training,  understanding of confidentiality

St Michael’s is a friendly, family orientated centre welcoming people of all ages and stages in life in an open and accepting way.

Please contact Eileen on 087 3902661 for further details. Alternatively contact us on

January update

Due to level 5 restrictions and the high rate of Covid infections, services at St Michael’s have been impacted once again.

Please note that the office staff will be on site on Monday and Tuesday until 1.30 working behind closed doors. Phone calls to the landline will only be answered during that time.

Alternatively, please contact us on 087 3902661 or by email at

Referrals for counselling continue to be taken but sessions will be by phone only for at least the next 2 weeks. At that stage we will review the situation taking into account the safety of staff and members of the public

Play therapy services will resume face-to-face as soon as it is deemed safe for all involved.