On arrival each delegate gets his or her own conference badge. Because the IT is still open to the public it helps us know who is with the conference and who isn’t. We ask that you always wear your name badge prominently, particularly when entering and leaving venues. You won’t be allowed in without it so make a special effort to remember and to avoid having to return to your apartment to get it.
We’ve all been there – you realise you have lost your badge! If it happens, don’t worry, please go to the Info Point in the Main IT Foyer with some ID and we can get you a new one. There will be a small fee of €1 / £1 to get your badge replaced. If you find a badge please take it to one of the Info Points.
We know it can be difficult for young children and babies to wear their badge at all times. Those under 5 are not required to wear their badge on their clothing, however please ensure their badge is attached to their changing bag, pram or other belonging as a valid badge is still required to participate in the programme. All other under 18s are required to wear their badge at all times.
When not in New Wine Ireland organised activities, children are the responsibility of their parents. Parents should always be aware of where their children are, whom they are with and when they are expected back. Your assistance in this will help ensure everyone’s safety, comfort and enjoyment.
Ensuring your kids are having fun, encountering Jesus and are safe are our top priorities.
At Sligo each child is given three collection cards with their age group (Under 5s, 5-10s and 11-13s) identified by colour.
The three collection cards will have the child’s name on them and space to write the name of a designated parent / guardian* allowed to collect them from their session. *The designated parent / guardian collecting a child must have a valid conference pass for that day (either a full, half or evening day pass or full week pass).
When collecting a child, one of the designated parents/guardians must have the collection card and their conference pass for details to be verified. No child will be allowed to leave the venue without both these items.
The 0-10s venues will have a strict one-way policy in place, with access limited to only those with collection cards.
All Under 18s must have a parent / guardian also attending the conference.
We have a top tips list of things to bring.
Places to Eat
Don’t feel like cooking? Here are some places that can do it for you. Most of these places are on Facebook and Trip Advisor if you require further information.
Staff Recommended – tried and tested
- Knox (Restaurant) – 32 O’Connell St – 071 914 1575
- Shells (Cafe) – Strandhill Beach – 071 912 2938
- The Draft House (Pub Grub) – Strandhill Beach – 071 912 2222
- Kate’s Kitchen (Cafe & Deli) – 3 Castle St – 071 914 3022
- Robertos (Pizza, Fish & Chips) – 24 Market Street – 071 914 0620
Other Recommended Establishments
- Drumcliffe Tea House – Drumcliffe – 071 9151826
- Ceasars Italian (Restaurant) – Rockwood Parade – 071 91 41386
- Rooftop Restaurant – Wine Street Car Park – 071 91 44421
- Davis’s Restaurant @ Yeats Tavern – Drumcliffe – 071 91 63117
Quayside Shopping Centre also has a range of Cafés and fast food Outlets.
We have a fantastic photographers who spend all week taking photos and filming everything that goes on for us to use on promotional material. During the event we will take images from the various sessions and seminars and use them online and in printed material for promotional purposes.
All of our photos and filmed material are used within the guidelines of our Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Policies. We kindly ask that delegates do not take, or upload any pictures of the Under 18s programme for their own personal use.
If posting photos or video of your week remember to use the hashtag #Sligo18
Delegates may feature in these images, which will be used for our website and publicity material only. If you do not wish you or your child to be photographed, you must submit a letter stating this to the Team Leader on registration.
The nearest post office is on Wine Street in Sligo and it is open 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Please recycle as much as possible! In each village there are plenty of designated recycling points. All the details will be on a handy info sheet waiting for you in your accommodation.
Both the Arena and Venue 2 have lots of seats; we ask that you don’t reserve them by putting your coat over it for the day. If lots of you want you to sit together, try and come early! Any property left on seats will be removed and put into lost property.
New Wine Ireland does all it can to provide a safe and relaxing environment. Please help us out by wearing your badge at all times, locking your car or bike and making sure all valuables are out of sight. If you are concerned about something, please speak to a member of the Welcome Team.
There is a local petrol station at the junction of the N16 and Ash Lane as you are heading into Sligo, which is open daily and has a good selection of basic items. Tesco is located in the centre of Sligo and has good parking facilities in close proximity.
There are also lots of lovely delis and independent shops selling quality local produce (especially the market on Saturdays in the IT carpark).
Smoking is strictly not permitted inside any venues on site.
- Ireland West Airport, Knock – 094 936 8100
- Sligo Bus Station (Bus Eireann) – 071 916 0066
- Sligo Train Station (Iarnrod Eireann) 071 916 9888
Wifi is available in the Main IT buildings, the password for this will be available around the Info Points.