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

Please do not leave messages on the website

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.

Update to Services

St Michael’s Family Centre is opened as an essential service. However there are some restrictions in office hours to allow for staff to work from home where possible.
Counselling service has moved to phone counselling where possible but face to face can be facilitated in emergencies. Referrals are being taken by phone 071 9170329 or 087 3902661 or you can email your details to A counsellor will contact you promptly. Please leave a message on our landline or send a text to the mobile number.
Given the continuing Covid situation it is unlikely that the propose date of January for the new Rainbow programme will be possible. A final decision on this will be taken by end of November.


The Parenting Support Champions are delighted to deliver the fifth Webinar in the Parent Learning Initiative series. This series is supported by Tusla. This Webinar will focus on Anxiety and will be delivered by Psychologist Julie Meehan. Both members of the public and those working in the Community / Voluntary / Educational sector are welcome to attend. The link for registration is: .



St Michael’s Family Centre, Church Hill, Sligo invites applications for a part time couple and child Counselling/Psychotherapist position.

The successful candidate will be a

Fully qualified psychotherapist with qualification/experience in couple and child counselling.

The position will be 12.5 hours per week but flexibility will apply.

Accreditation to IACP or ICP essential

Closing date for receipt of CV’s Monday 17th August 2020.

Shortlisting will apply.

Please contact for further job application details