Independence Celebration Friday, 21st of June, at Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin at 7pm

Dear Friends of Sierra Leone,

If sometimes Sierra Leone 

crosses your mind,

stirs your memories,

inspires your prayers,

holds your history,

explains your life,

stretches your patience,

or drives your work,

then we would love to see you at the 2019, Night for Sierra Leone, to mark 58 years of Independence, on

Friday, 21st of June, at Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin at 7pm.

Bernie Moran, Manager of Roscommon Credit Union, will make a short presentation on the time she spent with the Sierra Leone Credit Union Movement , in January, at Kissi Tongi and other branches in Kailahun District, and the people and places that impressed her. The President of SLIP, Sr Hilary Lyons, will also address the event.

The Irish League of Credit Unions link to Sierra Leone’s 28 Credit Unions, is the newest form of the people-to-people solidarity between Ireland and Sierra Leone which you have been part of, and which has now lasted for over 150 years. This event will salute your loyalty and you will have time and space to renew friendships and build new ones. There will be finger food, too!

We would be grateful for €15 (cash or online) towards to cost of the hotel, and all euros you can give, towards keeping SLIP going.

We look forward to welcoming you,


RSVP by Monday 19th of June

Martin Rowan
Mobile: 00353 87 9967990

Journalist Niamh Griffin meets legends of Sierra Leone

Niamh Griffin a well established Mail on Sunday journalist travelled to Sierra Leone in November 2018 with the support of the Simon Cumbers media fund from Irish Aid. She went on the trail of the collaboration between Global Schoolroom and the Sisters of Cluny.
You can read her engaging story about the dedication of Sr. Theresa McKeown and Sr Louis Marie O’Connor of the Sisters of Cluny and the expanding work of Global Schoolroom in Sierra Leone.

SLIP extends best New Year wishes

2019 happy new year fireworks

The Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership (SLIP) wishes all our members, supporters and friends a peaceful New Year guided by truth, justice and fairness for all people.

A new year brings new hopes new opportunities and new dreams

SLIP continues to use our experience, our deepening enthusiasm and our wide range of skills and insights to build even stronger bridges between SL and Ireland.

We hope that 2019  is a time of greater friendship, support and much needed assistance between both countries

Death of former SL Education Secretary Fr Norman Fitzgerald CSSp-

The death has occured of  Fr. Norman Fitzgerald who took up his first appointment in 1954 in Sierra Leone where he served for over 25 years. He taught in Christ the King College, Bo for 6 years and in 1960 was the Founder / Principal of St. Paul’s Secondary School in Pujehun.  After 8 years in Pujehun followed by a sabbatical, he moved to Freetown as Education Secretary, a post in which he remained until his return to Ireland in 1981. He was also heavily involved in youth chaplaincy and development work.

May he rest in Peace.

Further details can be obtained from Peter O’Mahony Press secretary for the Spiritans Kimmage Manor.