Parents/ Guardians

Cranmore Community Co-op and Abbeyquarter Community Centre

Cranmore Community Co-op and Abbeyquarter Community Centre have various activities and events on weekly.  Keep an eye on their Facebook pages for updates!

Contact: Cranmore Community Co-op 071 9149951 or Abbeyquarter Community Centre 071 9143420

The Resource House Project Family Support

The Resource House provides emotional and practical support to families by phone, email and face to face. 

The family support team can be contacted by phone John Brennan 085 2514060 and Maria Cribbin 0852514063.

Early Years and School Aged Childcare service continues to engage with the children registered in the service by providing them with fun activities to do at home.

If you would like to talk to Yvonne Zoschke about available Childcare places for September or would like an activity pack please call 085 2514064.

Sligo Lifestart

The Growing Child Programme is a free programme, delivered to first time parents in their own homes. You get a month-by-month guide on how your child develops and grows from birth to 3 years.

Free online Parents Plus starting in June, a course promoting confidence, learning and positive behaviour in young children aged 1 to 6 years.

Contact Kate Donnelly 086 8276055 Facebook: Lifestart Childcare Sligo

Sligo/ Leitrim Home Youth Liaison

The Home Youth Liaison Officers (HYLO) work in primary and post primary schools in Sligo and Leitrim.  Anyone attending school in Sligo and Leitrim can contact the HYLS.   The service is open and continues to work with young people.

The Sligo Leitrim Home Youth Liaison Service Facebook page posts useful information for young people and their parents.  It also has some great videos for young people who are starting secondary school later this year.  Topics covered include general advice on the getting ready for the first days of secondary school, managing your timetable, the issue of bullying, making new friends and peer pressure.  Well worth a watch!

Email: Facebook: Sligo Leitrim Home Youth Liaison Service


Sligo School Completion Programme

This programme works to support children and young people to increase the numbers of young people staying in primary and second level school and in doing so improve the numbers of pupils who successfully complete the Senior Cycle, or the equivalent.

Sligo SCP works with children and young people in Mercy College, Summerhill College, Ballinode College, St Brendan’s NS, St Johns National School, Our Lady of Mercy National School, St Edwards National School and Sligo School Project in Sligo town and a number of other schools in Sligo county. 

For more information, please contact Mary on 087 2048096 or 071 9154587

Useful Sites for Parents


NPC Website is a resourceful tool for parents help their children reach their full potential.

 NPCPP Website is  the National Parents Council Post Primary, which is the voice of, and advocate for, all parents and guardians of young people in post-primary education. 

ParentLine Website is the national and confidential helpline that offers parents support, information and guidance on all aspects of being a parent and any parenting issues. 

CollegeAware Website is a helpful resource for families to get their student ready for college. 

SchoolDays Website is a relevant source for parenting and schools from pre-school, primary and secondary years. 

ScoilNet Website is a curriculum focused on resources and support for primary and post-primary school.

OneStepUp provides comprehensive information on all aspects of education in Ireland.