Call for Volunteers for SMILY LGBT in Leitrim

8 Rays Leitrim

smily-lgbt-sligo-logo-e1519829706508.jpgLiving in Leitrim or even nearby? Interested in volunteering or even developing working skills with Young People? Then SMILY LGBT Youth Project would like to hear from you!

SMILY LGBT Youth Project will be hosting their formal registration day for LGBT+ Youth in Leitrim on Friday, April 13th 2018, meeting to take place in Breffni FRC, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim between 5pm and 7pm.

As such they would love to hear from interested persons about helping out and volunteering with the new Youth Group to help support the LGBT+ Youth in Leitrim. Any free time you can offer to the group would help open doors for Youth Workers to get the word out to schools and other youth groups in the area.

SMILY LGBT Youth Project will offer volunteers training in the run up to any group facilitation work and you will have the support of experienced Youth Group leaders on…

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Vigil in Solidarity with Orlando

I really just felt something needed to be done to mark the occasion in the Leitrim area. Clearly others felt likewise, we had a lot of requests to hold it later in the week so we shall. Please do join us.

8 Rays Leitrim


We are heartbroken at the senseless loss of life in Orlando, FL. where 53 people have lost their lives when a homophobic gunman opened fire, taking many hostage. Many more remain injured and hurt following the attack.

So many happy, carefree people just living their lives trying to create safe spaces for themselves and others, celebrating LGBTIQ Pride.

We would like to invite any of our friends in Leitrim or the surrounding areas to join us by the Town Clock (opposite the Market Yard).

Meeting at 3.00pm, with ceremony to begin at 3.30pm approx. Words read by Members of 8 Rays Leitrim, followed by words from the community and lighting of Remembrance Candle with 1-minute silence.

We will have a Book of Condolences with us you can sign if you so choose.

We have created a Facebook Event listing on our page which you can click HERE to be…

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Win! Win! Win! New Competition Launched!

New Competition from The Ogham Stone…

The Ogham Stone

Cover-TTOIAWe’re delighted to announce a competition we’ll be running over the next couple of weeks.

Professor Joseph O’Connor – the Chair of Creative Writing in UL – has very generously donated three signed copies of his bestselling new book ‘The Thrill of It All’ to the Ogham Stone Literary and Arts Journal.

These would make the ideal Christmas gift for anybody who has a love of Irish literature or even their own fond rock and roll memories!

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win a signed copy is fulfil one of the following tasks:

  • Follow us on Facebook and share any of our posts on the competition


  • Follow us on Twitter and retweet any of our tweets about the competition

We’ll announce the winners when we close our call for submission in a couple of weeks.

Good luck and don’t forget to get…

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