Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

IT Sligo to host public debate on Water

Lough Gill 19 Nov 2014

‘Paying for our water: quality and quantity matter‘ is the theme of a questions and answers style panel debate, which will be hosted by IT Sligo on Wednesday April 8th at 8pm.. The debate is the kick-off event for Environ 25, the 25th environmental researchers conference. The panel of speakers for the water debate will include Jerry Grant (Head of… Read more »

Soccer Girls claim another title

Sligo IT V Waterford IT  WSCAI Premier Shield Final Leixlip Marc

IT Sligo clinched the Women’s Soccer Colleges Association of Ireland (WSCAI) Premier Division Shield with a 3-0 win over Waterford IT in Leixlip. Goals from Aoife Brennan, Emma Hansberry and Amy Roddy secured a deserved victory for the Sligo girls against a well-organised Waterford side who had their moments, particularly from set-pieces. This is the soccer club’s 21st… Read more »

How Eclipse 2015 was viewed at IT Sligo

Eclipse Sligo

Everyone in Ireland was an astronomer last Friday as a near-total eclipse of the sun tracked its way across the island. Clouds spoiled the fun in most places but many enjoyed a quick glimpse as overcast skies parted and the sun appeared with a deep bite caused by the passing moon. Students and staff from IT Sligo’s… Read more »

Awards aim to ‘Spark’ students creativity

SPARK Social Entrepreneurship awards

The 2015 national third level student Spark Social Enterprise Awards have been launched. The Awards are the product of collaboration involving Social Care Practice lecturers working at DIT, IT Sligo and IT Tralee. The competition, now in its second year, is open to accountancy, business studies, early childhood care in education and social care practice… Read more »

Tourism students parade their skills for St Patrick’s Day


Third Year Tourism with Event Management students from IT Sligo played a key role in the organisation of the 2015 Sligo St Patrick’s Day Parade. The students, who are studying for a Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management degree, were set the task of assisting the Sligo Parade Committee with the organisation of the 2015 event. This is the… Read more »

Martial Arts Sports Scholars enjoy more medal success

Dessie Leonard Podium -69kgs Continuous

IT Sligo Sports Scholarship students enjoyed more medal success in kickboxing and karate at recent national events. Three students won medals at Kickboxing’s Irish Open in the City West Conference Centre in Dublin. This is the biggest International club competition in Europe, with over 4000 competitors taking part. There was a double gold medal success for Dessie… Read more »

Connacht-Ulster Alliance makes formal University bid


The Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) has submitted a formal Expression of Interest to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for re-designation as a Technological University. This is the first of four stages in a process leading to the establishment of a Technological University for the West/North-West region of Ireland. This Expression of Interest signals the ambition of the… Read more »

IT Sligo to host new Archaeology Conference


New archaeological sites, uncovered during the winter storms of the last two years, will be the subject of a special international conference in IT Sligo next weekend. The inaugural Weather Beaten Archaeology Conference is being hosted by the Institute’s Department of Environmental Science. It will run over two days: Saturday March 7th; and Sunday March… Read more »

Statement from IT Sligo

Statement from Professor Vincent Cunnane, President IT Sligo & IT Sligo Students Union Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Jamie Shaw, a first-year Performing Arts student, died at his accommodation in Sligo yesterday. He was 23 and from Belfast. He had been unwell for a few days and was confined to his apartment. The staff and students… Read more »

IT Sligo students and staff get ‘Physical’


The campus of IT Sligo had a leaner and fitter look to it last week as students and staff took part in Physical Activity Week 2015 as part of the Institute’s Healthy Campus programme. A wide range of activities catered for all levels and abilities. These included a Cycle to Work Day, Couch to 5K, Duathlon and Disability Awareness Games…. Read more »