Education in Sierra Leone seminar- Thurs March 5th Maynooth

Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership (SLIP)

In association with Department of

International Development Maynooth University

Invites you to

Education in Sierra Leone Seminar

Building an Equal and Inclusive Education For Girls and Young Women in Sierra Leone


Thursday 5th March 2020

Renehan Hall, Maynooth University

10.00am to 2.00p.m

Tea/Coffee on arrival / registration. Concluding with Lunch

Sr Hilary Lyons rip

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Sr Hilary Lyons, President of SLIP. Sr Hilary died peacefully on Jan 11th. She was born on Feb 6th 1924 in Co Mayo. She joined the Holy Rosary Sisters in February 1943 as she believed she had a call to serve people in Africa. She studied medicine in UCD and on graduation in 1952 was sent to Sierra Leone. She worked in Serabu for 42 years. Her dream of founding a hospital there was realised in 1970.She excelled as a surgeon and a midwife. She was recognised by the royal College of Physician in Ireland when they awarded her an Honoroary Fellowship in 1962.
She has been a much valued member of Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership since her return to Ireland. She will be sorely missed.


The SLIP AGM was held yesterday after the SLIP Planning Day.


The annual report was approved and the following officers were appointed:

Chairperson                                                                                        Elizabeth Smith

Company secretary                                                                           Martin Rowan

Recording secretary                                                                         Liam McGlynn

Treasurer                                                                                               Ibrahim Bah

Finance Co-ordinator                                                                        Jim Owens

Engagement Officer                                                                           Martin Rowan

Rapporteur from education Conference sub-committee  – Frank Roden

Web minder                                                                                         Geraldine Horgan