Walk Away @ IT Sligo

The annual ‘Walk Away @ IT Sligo’ event is taking place this coming Wednesday (6th of February) for all students and members of staff. The walk is being run as part of the IT’s annual Physical Activity and Health Week. It is being run to encourage both students and staff of the college to get out and become active. The event is being organised by 4th year marketing students along with Ross Lappin the Sports Development Officer in the college as part of the student’s professional development class. The event is free and open to all staff and students. There will be walking routes mapped out for the day and they will run between 12 and 3 o’clock. These maps will be launched on the day and available to everyone to encourage staff and students to keep active and try out the new walking routes, as well as other freebies. The main route of the day is approximately 2km in distance and will be guided by students.

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown – Intervarsity Kickboxing Competition

Dear all,

The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown are in the process of organising an Intervarsity Kickboxing Competition. We like to extend an invitation for you to attend:

 Saturday 9th April, 2011    Sports Hall, IT. Blanchardstown

12pm – 5pm

This is a ‘points fighting’ competition only and will not cater for athletes looking to compete in continuous fighting. We will be operating four fully matted areas with Kickboxing Ireland qualified referees. Registration is at 12pm and the competition will commence at 1pm sharp! For the various competitor divisions please see the table below.

Male Divisions Female Divisions
Beginners -70kg Beginners -60kg
Beginners -80kg Beginners +60kg
Beginners +80kg Advanced -60kg
Advanced -70kg Advanced +60kg
Advanced -80kg  
Advanced +80kg  


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me and I look forward to seeing you all on the day.

Yours in sport,

Dave Heffernan,

Event Organiser,


“Kevin cooks IT up”

“Kevin cooks IT up”

“Learning at Lunch”

A group of students from IT Sligo who are in their 3rd year studying Event management have organized a lunch time event with a twist.

They have teamed up with head chef of The Clarion Hotel Kevin Goonan to help raise funds for Special Olympics. They have organized for a cookery demonstration to take place in the main canteen of the college on the 23rd of March from 12.30-2pm. The demonstration is aimed at the students to learn healthy and easy ways to cook; it also is a way of helping to raise awareness of Special Olympics.

The group have arranged for the 2 dishes to be cooked in front of the audience to show how the food prepared and made from scratch, they will be shown what the best way to cook the dishes is and also shown just exactly how easy and enjoyable they are to make.

The dishes will be kept as a surprise for the day and the group have organized DJ Richie Burke to attend the event to play some music to keep up the atmosphere on the day. A guest speaker from Special Olympics will also attend the demonstration and speak of what the money raised will do for Special Olympics Connacht.

The event will be open to students and staff in the college so if you are interested in learning some new dishes for dinner or just want to help support the case call over on your lunch and enter in some of the draws that will be ran throughout the event.

IT Factor

The IT Factor is a nationwide song contest, open to all full time registered students at Institutes of Technology in Ireland.  The IT Sligo heat-of the competition takes place on Monday 21st of February, in Shenanigans, Bridge St. Sligo at 8:00pm. On the night, singers and bands will be invited to battle against one another to be selected to represent IT Sligo at the National IT Factor competition taking place this year in Limerick IT, on March 10th. The overall winner of IT Factor will receive two days in a professional recording studio (SARMAR, Limerick).

The competition consists of both an original and covers section, bands and solo artists are all welcome. Applicants are entitled to enter both categories. (One song per category). A piano and a drum kit will be provided for use and pre-recorded backing tracks are not allowed.

So if you’re an IT Sligo student and you think you, or someone you know has the IT factor get down to IT Sligo canteen, Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th February, between 1-2pm to sign up for the competition, and don’t forget to come along for a great nights entertainment!

For more information check us out on Facebook at IT Sligo Factor or call Niamh on 087 6122617.

Fresher’s week

Freshers Week takes place from Monday 20th – Friday 24th September 2010

This year we have some top class entertainment for you…


Day-time @ the IT

Monday 20th – Andrew Maxwell

Tuesday 21st– Paintballing & BBQ at the Students’ Union

Wednesday 22nd – Adrian Knight Hypnotist

Thursday 23rd – Refreshers Day with movies, massages..


Night-time @ The Clarence

It promises to be a fantastic week at the Clarence with 4 great nights of entertainment.

Monday 20th – DJ Fran Cosgrave

Tuesday 21st–  Freshers Ball – Razorlight

Wednesday 22nd – Eddie Halliwell

Thursday 23rd – Arthur’s Day Celebrations

Mizen to Malin Head Cycle Challenge Launch

The Mizen to Malin Head Cycle Challenge launch will take place here in the main IT canteen this Thursday 16th from 8.00am to 9.30 pm (approx).

Its a fantastic fundraising initiative set up in aid of  past student of IT Sligo Brian Colleran and Aware.

PLEASE come along and show your support, any contribution will be greatly appreciated!!!





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