Umaru and Edita such fine fine Ambassadors

A thousand thanks to all of you who came to the Sierra Leone@57 event
on Friday night.
It has been an intense  week of putting Sierra Leone out there  in
the public space in Ireland. Umaru and Edita are such fine fine
ambassadors for all that is best and most fearlessly patriotic. It was
a privilege to have their company for several days.
We look forward to seeing all of you, soon again, at the launch of
‘Getting to Zero – a doctor and a diplomat on the Ebola Frontline’. It
is co-authored Sinéad Walsh, Ireland’s first Ambassador to Sierra
We are very grateful for the encouragement and the €1000 which Irish
Aid gave towards Umaru’s visit and for the €800 which you contributed,
at the event at Wynn’s hotel. These together cover most of the costs
for the event. Please help with balance if you can. Visit the website, click ‘Learn More’, and click ‘donate’ or ‘membership
subscription’.  Martin Rowan  (secretary)

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Umaru Fofana on the Late debate radio programme on RTE Radio 1 on Thursday 10th May 2018



Umaru Fofana arrives in Ireland for SLIP event on Friday 11th May in Wynn’s Hotel

The annual SLIP event will take place in Wynn’s Hotel on Friday evening the 11th at 7.30.
The Guest Speaker will be Umaru Fofana a renowned journalist in West Africa and internationally. We look forward to hearing his views on the recent elections and the transition to the new SLPP Government in Freetown.
Umaru will also be a guest on Late Debate RTE Radio 1 at 10.00 on Thursday 10th May.

At the SLIP annual Independence celebration you will have time for meeting, greeting, and eating! The cover charge is Eu15.

Also time for shopping- beautiful gara cloth will be on display and for sale.


You are invited to a concert on Fri 27th @7.30 in Dublin


The Firhouse Singers (Directed by Ray Ryan, former Kimmage student) will present a variety concert on Friday next, April 27th at 7.30 in the Firhouse Community College, Firhouse Rd.

It will help to raise funds for the UPPER NYAWA PROJECT (started and co-ordinated by Fr. Michael Fillie, C.S.Sp.).

Tickets €10 and €5 (concessions) available at the door or from Ray at 087 919 5012. Your support would be much appreciated.



Congratulations to the Irish Embassy in Freetown

What a nice surprise! Our Gender Advisor Nafisatu Jalloh today receiving a plaque in recognition of the Embassy’s work in support of and in , presented by the Rev Martha Chigozie, CEO of TEEDWOGA