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Coláiste an Chreagáin's end of year success

This was the second year Coláiste an Chreagáin’s science and engineering students were involved in the VEX Robotics school’s competition (hosted by ATU and sponsored by Boston Scientific). The competition is the culmination of months of hard work by students designing, building, trouble-shooting, and coding their robot – “Louise”. The school’s robotic club ran by science teacher Ms O’Dea, encourages and supports the development of future engineers and scientists.

Educational pathways: explore GCC's varied course offerings

Galway Community College (GCC) Further Education offers a diverse range of courses tailored to equip students with the skills and knowledge required for successful careers in various fields. The extensive selection of courses across multiple disciplines is closely aligned with industry needs and the pathways they create for further education and employment.

JustTip announced as overall winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Student Entrepreneur award

Fintech firm JustTip has been announced as the overall winner of the 2024 Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards at a ceremony in University College Cork.

University of Galway - Adult Learning Information Evening

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The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development are hosting their annual Information Evening on campus on Thursday June 20, 2024 from 5.30-7.30pm in the Human Biology Building. They are delighted to announce their part-time courses offerings for 2024/25 including their Springboard+ courses and the new learner subsidy for Micro-credentials. Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiative (HCI) funded courses are 100% funded for the unemployed and returners, and 90% funded for employed.

Galway ‘man over the moon’ to be first Irish winner of the Space Pioneer Award

Galway native, Brian McManus, has become the first Irish person to receive a Space Pioneer Award from the US National Space Society (NSS), at the organisation’s International Space Development conference which took place in Los Angeles, California last week.

Empowering Futures: GRETB and ATU’s accessible education routes

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Imagine dreaming of a nursing career like Kate Roche from Gort, Co Galway, but facing challenges with college entry requirements. Fortunately, there’s an excellent alternative route available. The new education programme from Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB), in partnership with Atlantic Technological University (ATU), offers a way to earn a degree without the traditional barriers.

St. Joseph’s Special School — the early years

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On October 28 1961, the following letter appeared in the Connacht Tribune --- “Sir, Educational facilities for mentally handicapped children are entirely inadequate in this country and except for the excellent work of the religious orders, the problem would be of much greater magnitude……………. Would anybody be interested in doing something for mentally handicapped children in Galway? Signed PARENT OF A MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILD”

University’s Access Centre celebrates 25 years

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The Access Centre at University of Galway has marked 25 years of creating opportunities for people to find pathways into higher education.

St. Mary’s College — the early days

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It was about this time of year, May 26, 1910 that the foundation stone of St. Mary’s College was laid. It was not, however the first St Mary’s College. Father John Paul O’Toole, born in Galway in 1804, was one of the last priests ordained during the wardenship. He was based in Paris and Rome but was always conscious of his own difficulty in obtaining a food secondary education in Galway, so he decided to return to Galway in 1843 and open a school here. His main difficulty was finding a premises but happily, he managed to secure “West House”, a detached residence with extensive grounds situated on Helen Street. He bought it from John Lushington Reilly, a great benefactor of the town and neighbourhood, especially during the famine of 1822.

Free primary school book scheme for 563,000 children from September - MEP Walsh

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The extension of free primary school books for school children from September is a great boost for families across the Midlands-North West, Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh has said.

 

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