IT Sligo hosts CoderDojo Conference 2014

The rapid global expansion of CoderDojo, the volunteer movement running free not-for-profit coding clubs for young people, will be among the topics discussed at the organisation’s 3rd annual conference for mentors, parents, educators and technologists, this weekend. The conference, with a stellar lineup of top speakers and taking place a week before EU Code ...

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Sports Tutors Share Knowledge At Coaching Forum

270 leading sports coaches and practitioners from across Ireland attended last weekend’s National Coaching Forum at IT Sligo. The event, which was organised by Coaching Ireland & The Irish Sports Council, highlighted the importance of quality coaching in developing athletes and providing opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities. The two-day ...

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Martin McHugh Is New Sigerson Cup Manager

Former Donegal All-Ireland winner and current GAA pundit Martin McHugh is the new manager of the IT Sligo Sigerson Cup gaelic football team. This will be the Kilcar man’s second spell in charge of the Sligo students. He previously guided IT Sligo to its first ever Sigerson Cup success in 2002. “I’ve ...

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IT Sligo Takes The Lead in Early Childhood Care

The Chief Executive of Barnardos, Fergus Finlay, delivered a masterclass in leadership to the new participants in the first Masters of Arts in Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education. The Head of the Children's Charity was the special guest at the Induction of students to this new course, which has ...

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Major Sports Conference comes to IT Sligo

Donegal gaelic footballer Karl Lacey will be a guest contributor at the 11th National Coaching Forum, which takes place at IT Sligo on September 26th & 27th. The four-time allstar will be part on an athlete panel which will speak about the impact of good coaching on their sporting careers ...

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Archaeology Discovery on Sligo’s Coney Island

Archaeologists have discovered what may be the oldest signs of human habitation on Sligo’s Coney Island. A box-like structure built from large stone slabs was excavated over two days last week. It had been known to residents of the island for over 40 years but has been repeatedly covered by sands, ...

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An Taoiseach Opens IT Sligo’s New MacMunn Building

IT Sligo’s new €17 million MacMunn Science Building has been officially opened by An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny, T.D. The new facility will be known as the MacMunn Building, named after Charles Alexander MacMunn (1852-1911). He was a scientist, born in Easky, County Sligo. His discovery of respiratory pigments throughout plant ...

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New President for IT Sligo

Institute of Technology, Sligo is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Vincent Cunnane as President. His appointment, which is for five years, was approved by the Governing Body of IT Sligo. “I’m delighted to be taking up the post of President of IT Sligo and look forward to building on its strong ...

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STEM Careers Are Tomorrow’s World Today

Siliconrepublic.com, Ireland’s leading technology news service, is currently spotlighting IT Sligo academic Dr Marion McAfee in its profile series “Women Invent Tomorrow”, which champions women’s role in science, technology, engineering and mathematicss (STEM). With demand for STEM graduates growing steadily, she and her colleagues at the Institute are at the forefront ...

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GAA Writers Reward Sports Scholar Ryan

Donegal GAA player Ryan McHugh is busy making his presence felt in All Ireland football thanks, in part, to a perk of being a Sports Scholar at IT Sligo – free membership of the Knocknarea Arena gym. Recent performances have earned him warm praise by GAA commentators but with Donegal aiming ...

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