Sligo Woodland School

Sligo Woodland School was formed in 2016 by Trisha MacLaughlin. Trisha is a qualified Forest School Leader (Level 3 (UK) Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership) and a founding member of the Irish Forest School Association. Sligo Woodland School philosophy is to encourage children to use their own initiative, help them deal with risk, promote the progression of ‘sound’ emotional skills, while using the numerous learning opportunities within the natural environment.  The practice is modelled on the Forest School approach.

Trisha MacLaughlin
Sligo Woodland School
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Forest School Programmes began in 2016 and during March 2017 ran its first Forest School based Holiday Camps for children 0-14yrs. Other sessions developed over the years have been Woodland Weekend sessions, Forest Friday Parent and Toddler group, Forest Friday Family Sessions (0-90yrs, all welcome!) and currently Autumn Afternoon sessions this 2022.   In addition to this Sligo Woodland School commenced ECCE Preschool Sessions in September 2017 which ran for 4 years.
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This business has a community focused approach and puts the needs of the local families in the centre of its decision making processes and development. If you would like to see any up and coming events please check out Sligo Woodland School on Facebook or email me at

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The SWS camps are running in Cleveragh Forest. The drop off and collection point is at the
Sligo LETS Organic Farm & Garden, Cleveragh Drive, Sligo, F91 X314 (From Sligo Sports Complex continue uphill and we're on the left)

Limited parking spaces are available in the organic grounds but if full, please use the regional sports centre or car park opposite the regional sports centre.
*absolutely no parking, even for just a drop off, is allowed on main road beside OR on the small road leading into organic gardens, child safety is our utmost concern*