Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

Daniel Shows WorldSkills Excellence In Brazil

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A Monaghan student, who completed a 10-week joinery skills training programme at IT Sligo, has won a Medallion of Excellence at WorldSkills 2015 in Brazil. 21-year-old Daniel Murphy from Scotstown in County Monaghan was one of a 14-strong Ireland team which claimed several top honours at the prestigious international event in San Paulo. The Irish… Read more »

Sally Shares Her Archaeology Experiences For Heritage Week


An IT Sligo Archaeology student will be one of the main participants in a flagship Archaeology event in Dublin this weekend, as part of the 2015 National Heritage Week celebrations. Sally Siggins, who is a final year student in Applied Archaeology at the Institute, will share her experiences of studying and working on Irish archaeological sites. This is… Read more »

Sligo – The Student City With Ample Affordable Accommodation

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As the scramble for student housing intensifies ahead of the new academic year, Sligo remains one of the few large urban centres where affordable quality accommodation is readily available. According to the latest rental survey conducted by the property website,, the highest rates of rental increase outside of Dublin have been in Cork at 10.4%, Galway at… Read more »

IT Sligo Hosts CAO Drop-In Clinics

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As more than 52,000 students consider their first round CAO offers, IT Sligo is hosting drop-in clinics on August 21st and 28th, from 10am-4pm, for school leavers who are weighing up the Institute as their third level choice. This events will provide valuable insights for prospective students, particularly final year Leaving Certificate students on all aspects… Read more »

SPARK Awards Recognise Students Social Enterprise Skills

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Social Care Practice students from IT Sligo were among the prizewinners at the SPARK Student Social Enterprise Awards for 2015. The SPARK awards reflect a shared philosophy of solution based learning advanced by the awards creators at DIT, IT Sligo and IT Tralee. Geared towards facilitating and recognising social innovation and entrepreneurialism among third level… Read more »

Fleadh Cheoil 2015 Opens in Sligo Style

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Indian dancing, W.B. Yeats rap poetry, rousing traditional Irish music and an impassioned speech from the President of Ireland were just some of the highlights from Sunday’s Opening Ceremony for the 64th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo City Centre. The All-Ireland Fleadh is the largest single festival of Irish music and can reach attendances of 400,000 over the… Read more »

Minister Reilly Unveils ‘Ambitious’ Childcare Services Report

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With its long record in producing early childhood education graduates, IT Sligo was the appropriate backdrop for the ministerial launch of a major childcare services report following the Cabinet’s recent meeting at Lissadell House. “This document offers a clear vision for future investment in early years and school-age services,” Dr James Reilly, Minister for Children… Read more »

IT Sligo At The Heart Of The Fleadh – Again!


Sligo is making final preparations for the return of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015 – and IT Sligo will play a central role in this unique celebration of Irish traditional music and culture. In Irish, the name Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann means The Music Festival of Ireland – and that is exactly what it is. The Fleadh, as it… Read more »

Irish Soccer Legends Celebrate Social Soccer at IT Sligo


Former Republic of Ireland soccer internationals Ray Houghton and John Aldridge joined participants in a new Social Soccer community initiative, which aims to promote positive mental health among men in the region. Houghton (pictured) and Aldridge were part of an FAI delegation which visited IT Sligo on Tuesday. They were joined by the FAI Chief Executive… Read more »

Sligo To Host Surf Summit In November

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Sligo, the home of Irish surfing, is to host the influential Surf Summit, which takes place after this year’s Web Summit in Dublin’s RDS. Wednesday’s announcement confirmed that the global event will take place in Sligo between November 6th – 8th, 2015. Surf Summit will take place straight after the Web Summit with hundreds of tech investors, startups, entrepreneurs and industry enthusiasts… Read more »