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Thursday 21 August 2014

Employment group is leading the way

Published 16/07/2013 | 05:40

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Railings in Doorly Park, which have been painted as part of the Get Involved project run in cinjuction with The Sligo Champion.

THEY'RE 'leading the way' at Doorly Park.

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Nine long-term unemployed are backing the 'Get Involved' project.

The group are participants in the Sligo LEADER Tus programme.

It is designed to help people out of work for 12 months or more to build new skills, etc.

The men have already painted the Sligo Rowing Club's base, improved the appearance of the former Gate Lodge and painted Riverside railings.

Seamus Hernon said: "I'm delighted to be one of those involved in this scheme.

"It's great to see Doorly Park being improved.

"We're going to be doing further work this week, including painting the old black railings on the way from Sligo Sports Centre."

Tus and Rural Social Scheme Co-Ordinator for Sligo LEADER, Paul Tolan said: "We had no hesitation in coming on board.

"We've done a lot of work with Sligo Tidy Towns.

"The Doorly Park project is an excellent one."

Paul said there were two benefits to the Tus programme.

It gave long-term unemployed the chance to get back into a work routine, improve existing skills and learn new ones.

He added : "All the work done helps the local community.

"The Doorly Park scheme is a fine example of this.

"We will continue to assist."

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