SLIP AGM Fri 29th October 7.30

The SLIP AGM will be held on the 29th October in the Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square at 7.30.

Thank you for your support during the past year.

Because of the covid-19 pandemic some of our activities have been curtailed. It is heartening to be emerging now with the safety provided by vaccination. Of course SLIP is also cognisant of the need for greater vaccination availability in Sierra Leone.

If you are not in a position to attend in person you can join by zoom, the link to be forwarded nearer the time.

If you wish to join via zoom, please request the  link by Wed 27th October. For those meeting  in person there will be an opportunity to purchase refreshments. 
Last year there were a number of scholarships awarded to SL students to study in Ireland funded by Irish Aid. Because of the lectures being provided online some of the students did not travel to Ireland but they followed their course from home. One of the students who travelled to study in UCD Aminata Conteh was interviewed by Sorcha Pollak in the Irish Times. You can read the interview on the website.
This is also the time of the year when we seek a membership subscription, which can be paid by either of 3 ways
1.direct transfer to the SLIP Account IBAN: IE11BOFI 903437 64322068
2. via Stripe; details  on the website 
3.  by cheque to Mr. Frank Roden, Hon Treasurer,  39 Ramleh Park, Milltown, Dublin 6D06H6C2


SLIP was founded in 1992 and next year will be the 30th anniversary of our foundation. We plan to publish a book on the theme of ‘looking back and looking forward’, maintaining and strengthening the Sierra Leone Ireland connection.  Publication of the book will cost approx €2,000. We plan to cover some of  the costs of production via sales. We would appreciate any donation or suggestion for a source of sponsorship you may make.
I hope you can continue your support for SLIP. and if you would like to be more active on the committee we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Ken Saro-Wiwa Poetry Competition

Readings from the Maynooth University Ken Saro-Wiwa Poetry Competition via Zoom on Tuesday

On Tuesday 10th November from 19.00 to 20.30 Maynooth University Library is having a  poetry evening in zoom to mark the 25th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa.
The event is facilitated by poet Jessica Traynor and we have a good diversity of readers – people who were winners or shortlisted in the Ken Saro-Wiwa Poetry competition.
The event is free and booking is via
Booking closes Monday lunchtime