The MS North West Therapy Centre exists to enrich the lives of people with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions by providing essential services and support to clients and their families.


The Centre relies heavily on the tireless dedication and enthusiasm of our fundraisers to enable us to continue to fund and support people with MS. This includes the great band of volunteers that help to run our two essential Seconds Shops, and our manager, Vincent, runner up in the ICSA Shop Manager of the Year 2016 Award.


The building and refurbishment of Woodhaven, a state of the art holiday facility on 1st Sea Road, Strandhill Road, Sligo has been completed and is now receiving guests. This new service will provide totally person-centred holiday/respite breaks for people with MS, their families and carers.

Our Essential Seconds Shops

Essential Seconds is run by the MS North West Therapy Centre, Sligo.

At our centre of excellence in Ballytivnan we provide services for people from all over the North West region who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions.

We have two Essential Seconds shops in Sligo and Ballymote. Click for more info.

Wine Street Car Park, Sligo Town

Teeling Street, Ballymote, Co Sligo

We have a large selection of ladies, gents, teens and children’s wear as well as shoes, boots, handbags, bric-a-brac, books and also nursery items.

Call in and meet our team of friendly volunteers who are only too pleased to help.

Do come in and browse – we have new items for sale on a regular basis. You are sure to find just what you need at a bargain price!

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We value and appreciate your donations of the following items:

Good Quality, Clean Clothing/Shoes
Home Furnishings
Toys/Games (undamaged and intact)

If you are unsure about your donation, please check first with Vincent at 086 8523495

Due to Health and Safety reasons, unfortunately we cannot accept:
Damaged or broken items
Electric items/old computers
Large items of furniture

Ballymote shop front


Sligo shop front

Woodhaven - purpose built holiday facility


The concept for the development of a supported holiday facility came from an evaluation of existing services which highlighted the need for accessible type holiday breaks for people with MS and other physical disabilities.

In June 2014, the MS Therapy Centre opened a specially equipped holiday facility with accessible accommodation on this site. Woodhaven has been fitted out to the highest specification and provides supported holiday breaks for people with MS and other physical disabilities and their families/carers. The project was designed by Eamon O’Dowd, Design and Planning Consultant Sligo with input from the Occupational Therapy staff at HSE West, Markievicz House Sligo.

Woodhaven has a choice of beautifully appointed single, twin/double and family bedrooms all ensuite, with a choice of profiling beds and overhead hoist if required. It also has a carer’s bedroom if required. It has a spacious foyer, lounge and garden room to provide those calm moments when you just need time to unwind and watch the world go by.
It has direct access to the beautifully laid out garden and patio, surrounded by native Irish plants.
Full or partial board is available as well as self-catering. Fresh local produce, cooked to perfection. Special dietary requirements also catered for. Tea and coffee making facilities.
Personal assistance for those with mobility difficulties can be arranged. A wide range of mobility aids and appliances and personal call-bells can also be provided.
Woodhaven boasts a fully equipped holistic treatment room providing reflexology, massage and aromatherapy by appointment.

Woodhaven will provide a home away from home on a short term basis and the provision of such a facility is imperative to the holistic well-being of people with MS and other physical disabilities and their families and carers.
The emphasis is on the deliverance of high quality care with a person-centred approach to ensure that social, emotional, and physical/care needs are included in the planning of your holiday.

Woodhaven spells for an exciting time in expansion of the existing services for people with MS and other physical disabilities, but one which will not be without challenges.

However the MS Centre is extremely fortunate to have an invaluable group of committed people behind the development who have worked tirelessly to see the project through to fruition and their continued support is much appreciated.