Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

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 »

The votes are in – IT Sligo wins eGovernment Award

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A new online tally system, devised by two IT Sligo staff members, has won a national eGovernment Award at Dublin Castle. The system was used in conjunction with Ocean FM during the station’s coverage of Local Election Count in Sligo last year. Edmund Gray and Padraig Harte from the Institute’s Department of Computing and Creative Practice, used Microsoft… Read more »

IT Sligo reach last eight of Sigerson Cup


Sigerson Cup Rd 1 Result:  Queen’s University, Belfast 0-8 IT Sligo 1-9 AET. IT Sligo’s senior gaelic footballers booked their place in the next round of the Higher Education Sigerson Cup on Wednesday night thanks to a courageous four point over Queen’s at the Dub playing fields in Belfast. In the end, it took extra time to… Read more »

Construction industry facing worker shortage

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School leavers who thought the bubble had burst on a career in construction or property should think again. The recovery in the housing market has seen a bounce-back in job opportunities – and there are not enough suitably qualified graduates to fill them. There are also concerns of an emerging professional skills shortage in construction…. Read more »

IT Sligo’s Monaghan Roadshow is rescheduled


IT Sligo’s #CAO2015 Roadshow for County Monaghan has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, January 27th, in Monaghan Institute. The event will run from 3 to 6.30pm and is open to all school leavers, career guidance counsellors and parents as the CAO deadline (February 1st) approaches. “This can be a difficult and often confusing time for students and… Read more »

Brazlian student gives IT Sligo a high five

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­ Ireland is a great study abroad choice offering top-class education and fun. Marcos Vinicios Borges Galdino, who’s IT Sligo’s Brazilian Student Ambassador, shares five reasons why he loves studying here. This is his blog: I still remember the dilemma I faced when trying to decide on a destination under the Science without Borders (Brazil) scholarship programme…. Read more »

Gaelic footballers complete Connacht FBD League campaign

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IT Sligo’s senior gaelic footballers completed their Connacht FBD League campaign on Sunday with a draw against NUIG in Ballyhaunis. The sides finished level at 0-8 each. There was little between the teams over the hour of football. They were level at half-time and level at the finish. Cian Clinton was the Institute’s top scorer… Read more »

Figures add up as John lands key Accountancy Chair

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The School of Business and Social Sciences at IT Sligo is pleased to announce the election of John Gaynor as Chairperson of the ACCA Connaught Members’ Network Panel. John is a lecturer in Accountancy at the Institute. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a global accounting body with 170,000 members and 436,000 students… Read more »

IT Sligo lecturer reveals medieval deer park history

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The story of a rare medieval deer park in County Galway has been published by an IT Sligo lecturer. Dr. Fiona Beglane, who is a lecturer of archaeology at the Institute and a consultant zooarchaeologist, has examined the archaeological and historical evidence for a 13th-century deer park at Earlspark, Loughrea, Co. Galway. This is the first detailed study of an… Read more »

2015 IrelandSkills Award winners announced


Finalists from Carlow and Sligo shared the top prize in the 2015 IrelandSkills National Toolmaking Competition, hosted by IT Sligo. Gordon Hickey, from Autolaunch in Carlow, and Donal Logan from Tool & Gauge in Sligo (both pictured), were the overall joint winners. Third place went to Ronan Faherty, Galway Mould & Tool, Galway. The other finalists were: Kevin Casey, Sulzer Pump… Read more »