Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

New €40 Million Expansion For AbbVie In Sligo


AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company, has announced it will further expand its medical device manufacturing facility in Ballytivnan, Sligo over the next four years. The expansion is set to create 50 new highly-skilled jobs focused on devices that deliver AbbVie’s medicines to patients around the world. The investment is supported by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of Ireland and was… Read more »

IT Sligo To Be Permanent Home For Yeats ‘Square Moon’

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IT Sligo will be the permanent home for the winning design of the Yeats2015 Architecture Competition. The ‘Square Moon’ is a creative interpretation of the W.B. Yeats Poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’. It was a concept submitted by Shindesignworks, an Anglo-Korean architectural design firm based in London and Daegu, South Korea. A prototype of… Read more »

New Book Unlocks ‘Enclosed’ Medieval History


Research by an IT Sligo archaeology lecturer has produced fresh insights into how Anglo Norman occupation eroded Gaelic traditions of land access and ownership. They are among a range of findings in a new book by Dr Fiona Beglane. “Anglo-Norman Parks in Medieval Ireland”, which was launched in Sligo on Friday (June 19), is a… Read more »

Students Urged To Consider Tech Careers Ahead Of CAO Deadline


In advance of the CAO change of mind deadline on July 1st, IT Sligo is encouraging students in the region to consider a career in technology. With 6,000 job vacancies currently in the technology sector alone, IT Sligo wants to ensure that prospective students are fully aware of the opportunities available to them if they pursue an ICT… Read more »

IT Sligo’s Sustainable Building Technology Course Earns Top Award


IT Sligo’s growing reputation for producing graduates skilled in sustainable building technology and energy conservation has been rewarded with a significant training award for one of its flagship degree programmes. The Institute’s BSc in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology has been awarded Charted Institute of Building accreditation. CIOB is the world’s largest and most… Read more »

A Presidential Celebration of Yeats 2015


The Knocknarea Arena at IT Sligo hosted one of the flagship events for the Yeats 2015 celebrations – The Poet Laureate and National Poets Event. President Michael D. Higgins was the guest of honour for this special, one-off occasion, as the laureates gathered to pay tribute to WB Yeats on his birthday in his spiritual home. The… Read more »

Take A Tour Of IT Sligo


Students will have an opportunity to sample what IT Sligo has to offer in advance of the CAO Change of Mind deadline on July 1st. The Institute is running daily tours of its campus, starting on June 19th. The tours are open to students, mature students, parents and Guidance Counsellors. The 45-minute excursions will begin… Read more »

International Archaeologists Explore Strandhill’s Prehistoric Secrets

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A team of international archaeologists is carrying out a cutting edge ‘geoarchaeological’ survey to unlock the secrets of prehistoric sites at Strandhill. Katharine Napora from The University of Georgia in the United States and Dr. James Bonsall, a lecturer in Applied Archaeology at IT Sligo are examining prehistoric midden sites in the Shelly Valley, in a project funded… Read more »

Job Figures Add Up For IT Sligo Accounting Students

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Seven IT Sligo Accounting students have secured full-time employment prior to commencing their final year examinations. Claire Frain, Ruth McGarrigle, Ann-Marie Cogan, Maria Morrison, Fergal O’Hanlon, Chris Corcoran and Michael Conway are all final year BA (Hons) in Accounting students (Course code: SG146). The three-year programme is a fast-track to qualification as an accountant. It… Read more »

IT Sligo Gives Prince Of Wales A Royal Welcome

Dr. Marion Dowd, senior lecturer in pre historic Archaeology, Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of IT Sligo, Ray MacSharry, Chairman of the governing body at IT Sligo, with  H.R.H Charles, Prince of Wales, on a visit by H.R.H Charles, Prince of Wales, to IT Sligo, Ballinode, Sligo, yesterday.
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Cave archaeology, the Environment,  IT Sligo’s enduring Anglo-Irish links, and a celebration of the 21st century student generation were key themes during the visit by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, to IT Sligo on Wednesday. Hundreds of students and staff gathered to welcome Prince Charles during an hour-long visit which included a visit to IT Sligo’s new €17 million MacMunn Science… Read more »