Launch of SAOL and Citywide’s Anti-Stigma Research

SAOL’s anti-stigma research, created in partnership with Citywide and evaluated by the team from Trinity College Dublin, was launched yesterday. The whole project was produced using a co-design process with women who have experience of drug use, and the results showed that training made a significant impact in reducing stigma amongst service providers. The researchContinue reading “Launch of SAOL and Citywide’s Anti-Stigma Research”

Brunch is Back!

Summer is on and the SAOL brunch is back! Here’s what the SAOL Sisters had to say about their first Saturday in the new garden: Gorgeous, tasty food, fun, safe. You felt welcomed. Laura, SAOL Sister Connection. It was like your brain slowed down and you could take it all in. Mary, SAOL Sister Exhilaration.Continue reading “Brunch is Back!”

Outside Art Class

The SAOL SiSters Were out painting we had a brilliant morning Our first outing Art Class with Debbie, we had a lovely day we went down to the Quays. We took pictures on our phones for inspiration we shared laughter and held pictures of our own to keep to last a lifetime. “We noticed theContinue reading “Outside Art Class”

A Year of Outside Songs

As ever, International Women’s Day was busy one for the SAOL Project. This year was a little different, however, in marking a year since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, and the ongoing reality of public health restrictions. Celebrations for this year’s event had to move outside as result, starting with an outdoor singalong andContinue reading “A Year of Outside Songs”

Recovery Month – 09/2020

Having spent the summer singing outside on Amiens St., the SAOL Sisters felt the music must continue. They devised an Outside Songs Tour for Recovery Month, taking in different spots around the North Inner City every Monday of September. Special precautions were taken to ensure everyone’s safety: participants had to socially distance, and after newContinue reading “Recovery Month – 09/2020”

A Summer of Outside Songs – 2020

It was a summer of Covid, a summer of outside singing. On the other side of the world, America had erupted in protests declaring ‘Black Lives Matter’. Click below to see videos of the SAOL Sisters overcoming the distance, and joining together in solidarity. Black Lives Matter – 06/2020 07/2020 International Overdose Awareness Day –Continue reading “A Summer of Outside Songs – 2020”

Braving the Wind, the Cold and the Rain

It feels like a long time since the SAOL Sisters gathered together in person. This week, a few of the women braved awful conditions to film a St Patrick’s Day message for SAOL’s long-time friends, ‘St Pats For All’ in New York. Special precautions were taken to make sure that all the participants were safeContinue reading “Braving the Wind, the Cold and the Rain”


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