STSG - Sligo Traveller Support Group

Staff Profiles

Bernadette Maughan - Manager


Hello & Welcome! First and foremost let me introduce myself, my name is Bernadette Maughan, I’m the proud mother of 3 youngsters aged between 12 and 18 who are a great support to me.

I’m charged with the responsibility of overseeing the organisation development, staff management and programme development, in addition to keeping STSG’s board informed and updated of all the happenings on the ground very regularly.


While I catch my breath, I'd like to add that we at STSG have a good staff team who try to implement STSG’s Strategic Plan and do a lot of outreach work as well as put on outdoor activities, as some of the best work is done not in meetings but at events and gatherings, be they local, regional or national.

The staff team, like the board, is made up of Travellers and Settled persons who work together to achieve common goals and whom all work to achieve the aims and objectives of STSG as set out in the Memorandum & Articles.

Please feel free to browse the site, we’d welcome any suggestions on how to improve our service and also update the website and/or make it more accessible and/or user friendly.


Trisha Greavy- Primary Health Care Co-Ordinator


My name is Trisha Greavy. I am the Primary Health Care Co-Ordinator for Sligo Traveller Support Group. I have recently graduated from Athlone Institute with an Honours degree in Social Care Practice.

My job here at Sligo Traveller Support Group is to Co-Ordinate  the Primary Health Care Team to deliver the Health Care Programme as Stated in the Health Plan 2013. This role incudes planning programmes in relation to all areas of Health such as Cardiovascular and Obesity, Respiratory, Mental Health, Cancer, Pre and Post Conceptual Care, Domestic Violence, Alcohol & Drug Misuse and Addiction. Myself and the Primary Health Care team also carry out home visits twice a week to Traveller families all over Sligo to promote health, provide general information and to asess the needs of families to put programmes in place to improve the overall health of Travellers. I also attend any relevant meetings, planning/training days to support the continous development of the Primary Health Care Team. It is also my responsibilty to ensure accurate recording keeping including Primary Health Care Work Plans, Management Reports and Interagency Reports with the Primary Health Care.

For any further information on any of the work or programmes delivered by the Primary Healh Care Team please feel free to contact me on (071) 9145780





Kathleen Stokes- Primary Health Care Worker


Hi, my name is Kathleen Stokes.

I am a Primary Health Care Worker with Sligo Traveller Support Group. I have been with the organisation for 5 years. I have the lead on Health. I am a Traveller woman and it is a privelage to be able to work within my Community.


Lisa McGinley - Primary Health Care Worker


Hello, my name is Lisa McGinley. I am a Primary Health Care Worker and I also have the lead on Youth here in Sligo Traveller Support Group. I have been with the organisation for 2 years.

I am a Traveller girl and it is a privelage to be able to work within my community and help support the Traveller families in Sligo.


Rosie Maughan - Primary Health Care Worker

Hi! My name is Rosie Maughan and I am a Primary Health Care Worker with Sligo Traveller Support Group (STSG). I have been working in STSG for 4 years now and I love it. It's a lovely organisation to work with and all of the staff get on very well together. It's a privelage to be a Traveller and work with Travellers and help them, in any way possible on a daily basis.

It's great to be seen as a role model in the community and to get the message to all young Travellers that they can have a career and get a job and, most importantly, be an independant person.


Cliona Ward - Primary Health Care Worker

Hi, My name is Cliona Ward.

I am a Primary Health Care Worker and also work on Youth with Sligo Traveller Support Group. I have been working with Sligo Traveller Support Group for 2 years and I am happy to help support the Traveller families in Sligo town and County Sligo.


Martin Mongan - Community Development Officer


I am the Men's Health Worker here at STSG. Part of my work involves working in Loughan House on the prison link art programme. This programme is on twice weekly, wednesday and thursday from 10am to 3pm with 10-15 placements. The programme was set up in march 2009 and its aim was to allow the participants to express themselves through art. This programme has been supported by present and previous governers and staff. We also work with individuals in a one-to-one or group setting. I also work with STSG football team and the boxing club.



Valerie Somers - Administrator

Valerie As administrator I’m in charge of the day to day running of the office here at STSG. I manage the phones and all correspondence. I arrange the manager’s appointments for meetings here at STSG.

I look after all the finances, income and expenditure and ensure all returns to funders on time to meet deadlines with accounts.

I’m in charge of the weekly and monthly payroll, revenue returns and travel expenses here at STSG. I take the minutes at the monthly Management Meeting and prepare the financial statement for Management. I present the accounts for auditing to the accountant at the end of the year


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Tel: (071) 9145780
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