Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

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 »

Tourism students get ready for Yeats Pop-Up Poetry


IT Sligo’s fourth year Tourism students are working in partnership with Yeats2015 to organise and run an event for World Poetry Day on March 21st. As part of the groups Honours degree programme they will host a Yeats themed event in Sligo town centre entitled ‘Pop-Up Poetry’. The event aims to encourage fun engagement between the local community and… Read more »

IT Sligo ladies win Intervarsities futsal title


The IT Sligo women’s soccer team clinched the WSCAI National Futsal Cup thanks to a 1-0 victory over IT Carlow on Tuesday. The finals were staged at the Knocknarea Arena in Sligo. IT Sligo’s matchwinner was Caoimhe Barrett, who scored the decisive goal two minutes from the end of the game. The victory saw the Institute regain the… Read more »

Lake Isle of Innisfree to undergo Yeats Day Transformation


W.B. Yeats once dreamed that he would “a small cabin build there….of clay and wattle made”. Now, it may actually happen… A new International Architectural Competition is set to temporarily transform the appearance of the Lake Isle of Innisfree on Lough Gill for Yeats Day this June. Submissions are now being invited for a conceptual… Read more »

Shauna receives Gaisce Gold


­ An IT Sligo student was one of 60 young people to receive a Gaisce President’s Award at a special ceremony in Dublin Castle. Shauna Higgins, who’s studying Early Childhood Care & Education (Year 3), received the Gaisce Award from President Michael D. Higgins on Wednesday. “It’s a wonderful sense of achievement,” said a delighted Shauna,… Read more »

Sports Scholars strike gold in Dublin


Two IT Sligo Sports Scholarship students struck gold at the second annual Open Martial Arts Intervarsity Championships at University College, Dublin. Liam Codd and Michael Whelan won a total of three gold medals in kickboxing. Liam, who’s studying Public Health & Health Promotion (4th Year) at the Institute, won gold in the +75kg semi contact and +75kg… Read more »

Engineers Week 2015 comes to IT Sligo


Engineers Week 2015 comes to IT Sligo and promises an exciting array of free public events for enthusiasts of all ages. The Sligo/Leitrim dates are February 9th to 14th. Now in its ninth year, Engineers Week is a programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The week aims to… Read more »

IT Sligo unveils new Sports Scholars

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18 IT Sligo Students have been awarded new Sports Scholarships, which will develop their skills and make them ambassadors for the Institute in competitions at home and abroad. They were presented to the students at a special ceremony on campus. The first-time recipients include Sligo Rovers footballer Jake Dykes, who’s studying Digital Media Marketing, sprint… Read more »