SLIP congratulates Br. Noel on the launch of his memoir ‘Oporto’

Launching his memoir: Oporto- War in West Africa by Noel Bradshaw cfc

The launch of Br. Noel Bradshaw’s book ‘Oporto’ was well attended by family friends and supporters of SLIP. The occasion was especially honoured by the presence of Ambassador Catherine Campbell and former Ambassador Sinead Walsh. The many guests were warmly welcomed by Br. Declan and then Br. Noel spoke of the challenge it was for him to put pen to paper and write the book. He expressed sincere appreciation of the support from all present, and especially to those who had supported him financially over the many years during the war and in post war years.

The book records many aspects of the war particularly focusing on the events in Makeni. It is inspiring to read how Br. Noel sought fearlessly, sometimes at a risk to himself and others, to support medical teams in providing assistance to friend and foe alike.

Despite the sad story of the tragedy of the most violent war, the book presents also the kindness, courage and love of many of the ordinary people of Sierra Leone.

The book is not available on Amazon but you can get a copy by emailing

Launch of ‘Oporto’

Left to right: Ambassador Catherine Campbell, Sr. Theresa McKeown, Noel Bradshaw cfc, Sr. Louis Marie O’Connor.



Book Launch by Noel Bradshaw cfc Thurs 27th July, Synge St.




The Christian Brothers’ Community in Synge Street

would like to invite you to the launch by

Br Dominic Sassi



By Noel Bradshaw cfc


7.30 p.m.


Thursday, 27th July 2017 in

The Lantern Centre, Synge Street, Dublin 8.

 Tea/Coffee 7.00 p.m.

 Parking available in school yard.

Contact Declan at  085- 1529720 for further information










Africa Day in Farmleigh at the SLIP stand

Africa Day 21st May at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

This year the Sierra Leone Diaspora with the support of the Honorary Consul Joe Manning made a tremendous effort to bring a taste of Sierra Leone both in food and culture to the stall on Africa Day.

Delicious jollof rice, spiced chicken and authentic cassava leaf were served up by the hard working smiling women!  The food had been cooked in the morning and was fresh and ‘sweet pas all’!

Crafts on display included gara cloth, many types of jewellery, T-shirts with SL emblem, flags, baskets and many more items.

There was dancing and singing of the national anthem.

The enthusiasm and fun at the stall attracted and engaged many passers-by and many good conversations were had.

This being the inaugural event for SLIP we can can surely look forward to even  more involvement next year!