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Winterval17 03Santa is returning home to the atmospheric Choristers’ Hall for the 8th annual Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas festival. Tickets for the brand new Santa experience, as well as other selected Winterval favourites — Winterval on Ice and the Winterval Express Train — are now on sale at www.winterval.ie. The full programme of events for Winterval 2019, running from 23 November – 23 December, will be revealed in October.

Momentum Events, Waterford event creation specialists, will produce the captivating Santa experience in Santa’s Medieval Chambers in the 13th century Choristers' Hall located in the Medieval Museum, located in the Viking Triangle. Visitors can expect to be transported through enchanted realms as they enter from The Mall to begin their journey to meet Santa and his helpers.

Festival Director, Tommie Ryan said: “We are delighted to reveal that there will be a very special Santa experience for Winterval 2019, as his grotto returns to the stunning medieval settings of Choristers’ Hall and the adjacent Mayor’s Wine Vault this year. This will be a magical experience for both children and adults. For those visitors who want to start planning and booking their overnight stay in Waterford for Winterval, or for those who simply want to be prepared, tickets for this year’s enchanted Santa’s grotto event are now on sale, as well as festival favourites Winterval on Ice, at Waterside Car Park, and the Winterval Express Train.

“As Ireland’s Christmas Capital, Waterford city will be transformed into a very special winter-wonderland from 23 November to 23 December with a mix of old favourites and new never-before-seen events planned for 2019. With ticketed and free events on offer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The full programme will be unveiled in October, so keep your eyes peeled for all the details on our social platforms.”

Bookings for the Winterval Express Train is now open at www.winterval.ie, and there are limited early bird tickets for Winterval on Ice, priced at €9, also on offer.

The full programme, which will include some exciting new additions this year, will be launched in October with lots of free and ticketed family friendly events.

For full details visit www.winterval.ie, or follow:

Munster Maths Science Fair

More than 50 exhibitors have now confirmed their participation in the annual Munster Maths and Science Family Fair which is being held on Sunday 13th October in Mallow this year. Chairman of the organising committee, Mr Tom Cronin of Mallow Development Partnership, today announced the biggest number of participants in the fair’s nine year history and was also pleased to confirm the Fair would remain as ‘FREE ENTRY’ to the public on the day.

The Munster Maths and Science Family Fair is held at the superb Mallow GAA Sports Complex in Carrigoon which in previous years comfortably accommodated the circa 5,000 attendees. The main body of exhibitors are housed indoors in the huge sports hall, and there will also be some outdoor exhibits this year which will include emergency response vehicles and drone flying demonstrations.

As with previous years, the fair again hosts a wide range of fun activities which can be enjoyed by all ages and includes interactive demonstrations, science experiments, robotics, 3D visuals, microscopes, puzzles, and many more exciting displays.

Organised by Mallow Development Partnership, this popular annual event is sponsored by Cork County Council through the Economic Development Fund. The event is also supported by the Irish American Partnership and Mallow Credit Union.

Members of the Chamber are encouraged to invite their staff and their families to visit the event and entry is free. For more information, check on the event Facebook page or contact Freddie at 087 9805951 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harvest2Young foodies and aspiring chefs will flock to the Waterford Harvest Festival this weekend, with an abundance of FREE events for families taking place from 6 – 8 September. Having just been named Foodie Destinations 2019 winner by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Waterford will showcase its gourmet status at the annual festival, with free cooking demonstrations, markets and workshops for all the family. Full details are available at www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie.

Festival Director, Tommie Ryan said: “We are delighted to kick off another exciting Harvest Festival this weekend. Waterford has just been announced winner of Foodie Destinations 2019 because of its sense of local awareness, pride and passion for food tourism… and Harvest epitomises just that. This weekend is for all the family to enjoy, with over 70 free and ticketed events.

“We urge everyone to don their walking shoes or grab their bikes, as the Greenway Grazing food market opens the festival with food stalls dotted along the Waterford Greenway to celebrate the launch of Fáilte Ireland’s new #TasteTheIsland campaign. There will also be fantastic cooking demos throughout the weekend by celebrity chefs Edward Hayden and the GastroGays, as well as well-known local chefs at the Dawn Meats Demo Tent. From drama workshops to cake making; drum circles to science fairs, there is a huge mix on offer to keep kids entertained.”

Further free highlights include the Festival Market, located at Arundel Sq./Michael Street, showcasing Irish products across the weekend. The Copper Coast Market will feature local artists and food producers at the Applemarket on Saturday. Experience the handmade produce of exciting start-ups at the South East Makers Market, located on Broad Street, Friday to Sunday; and the Food the Waterford Way Market and Demos at the Applemarket on Sunday, featuring some of Waterford’s finest producers.

Paddy Casey performs a free concert in the Churchyard, Bailey’s New Street on Saturday; the SE2 Music Stage at Arundel Square puts on three days of live music, while the festival favourite Blaa Eating Competition is on the Sunday. Expect music and fun at the Cultural Quarter Block Party at Tully’s on O’Connell Street on Friday.

LiveWell Day takes place on Friday, offering young children the chance to experience yoga, pilates, massages and dance workshops. The event is free however pre-booking is essential. Children can enjoy Drum Dance Ireland’s interactive drum show at Ballybricken Green and the Calmast Maths, Science and Technology Fair on Broad Street, both on Saturday and Sunday. A free chocolate biscuit cake-making workshop takes place at Carter’s Chocolate Café on Sunday.

The Team Ireland Butchery Demonstration takes place on Sunday, with the team representing Ireland at the World Butchery Challenge in California in 2020 displaying their world-class butchery skills in the Dawn Meats Demo Tent, John Roberts Sq.

Ballybricken Fair will put on woodcarving demos, an educational and interactive mobile farm, a fairground, and falconry at Ballybricken Green on both Saturday and Sunday.

There are pay-as-you-go events at Harvest 2019 such as a Mexican Day at No. 9 and the Meat Lovers Feast at the Bodega, both Saturday. Ticketed highlights this weekend include Celebrating Seaweed at Momo with the seaweed expert, Marie Power aka The Sea Gardener; and the Thai and Vietnamese Street Food Feast at Sabai.

For all details visit www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie or follow:

Facebook: @waterfordharvest

Twitter: @harvest_fest

Instagram: @harvest_fest

Waterford Food ProducersWaterford has been announced as the winner of Foodie Destinations 2019, an initiative run the Restaurants Association of Ireland and kindly sponsored by FBD Insurance. Waterford was announced as the winner of the competition at a ceremony in Mount Juliet, in Kilkenny, where the 2019 Finalists had gathered to hear the winners of Foodie Destinations 2019. Votes from the public were combined with a score from a judging visit to decide the overall winner. Taste Causeway came in second place, and The Food Coast Donegal came in third place.

Speaking about the entry from Waterford, the judges said that they were blown away by how much effort the community had put in to making Waterford a real foodie experience. They said there was a great sense of community evident on their visit, with both big and small local companies getting involved. There was great local awareness, as well as pride and passion, for food and food tourism in the area. They enjoyed seeing chefs and producers working so closely together to provide the best experience possible for visitors to the area.

Donegal Town were also announced as the winning Foodie Town 2019. The Foodie Town Award is given to towns or villages where Tourism is a primary component of the local culture and economy. The judges said there was a great variety of dining experiences, in addition to the hospitality and knowledgeability of the locals, and they also thought it was a clever idea to use the platform of the Wild Atlantic Way to help them stand out as a place to visit.a

Speaking at the ceremony, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins said “I’d like to offer a massive congratulations to Waterford. It’s clear that a huge amount of time and effort has gone into making it a foodie destination worth visiting and it is clear that it is a very co-ordinated effort run by people who are passionate about food in Waterford. I’d also like to congratulate the other finalists: it’s not easy to get this far, and all of the applications were very impressive. Each and every finalist should be very proud of getting so far.”

Patrick Carey, Business Development Manager in FBD Insurance said, “FBD Insurance are once again proud to sponsor the Foodie Destinations Award in 2019. The spirit of the Irish agri-food business is thriving and we are delighted to be associated with an event that nurtures, supports and champions the stellar work and high quality food that is produced from local, Irish communities and businesses. Like many of the businesses and groups involved in the Foodie Destination awards, our commitment is to the local communities and businesses that we work alongside as a partner in their business success.  

Yet again this year, the competition and quality of the entrants has been extremely strong. The passion and pride of each entrant shines through and represents what it truly means to be a Foodie Destination and importantly – proudly Irish.

I would like to congratulate Waterford as the winner of Foodie Destination 2019, Donegal as Foodie Town of the year and all the finalists on their outstanding efforts in this competition and continued contribution to the Irish agri-food business.”

Bishops Palace Masterpiece in GlassBuilding on the success of recent imaginative attractions in Waterford, the Bishop’s Palace is about to become home to an original and innovative visitor experience on early glassmaking in Waterford.

The new re-enactor tour will be led by Susannah Penrose, granddaughter of one of the original founders of the Penrose Glass Factory. Her mother, Elizabeth Penrose’s beautiful shell cabinet, featuring a menagerie of delicate glass animals, was returned to Waterford City in 2014 and now forms the centrepiece of the exhibition as a direct link to the family. The museum itself has been revamped in recent weeks, with new installations of delicate glassware, fine silver and exotic porcelain to give visitors a real taste of the wealth and finery of upper-class eighteenth-century living.

The finale of the tour will feature a seventeen minute 4D presentation created by Emagine in association with Waterford Treasures – a partnership which has, in the past, led to the hugely successful King of the Vikings, Waterford’s most popular visitor attraction. Here, Elizabeth Penrose will take over from her daughter to continue telling the story of their family, and the foundation of the glassworks. The exhibition promises to bewitch and enthral visitors, taking them on a journey across the history of glassmaking in Waterford, featuring some familiar faces along with some new ones. The experience will immerse guests in the culture of eighteenth and nineteenth century Waterford, through the eyes of a young Quaker girl who witnessed the burgeoning economic and creative prosperity of the city first-hand.

The exhibition was officially opened by John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Training and Skills. The opening day featured a summer cocktail reception, and two short lectures on early and modern glassmaking in Waterford City before visitors experienced the new installations at the Bishop’s Palace. Dr. Audrey Whitty, Head of Collections and Learning at the National Museum of Ireland spoke about the Penroses and their lasting legacy in the city, while Dr. John M. Hearne discussed the master craftsmen of the twentieth century and the impact the modern Glass factory has over modern Waterford. The day was a celebration of generations of glassmakers in the city, their work and their lives, and of that fine craft which put Waterford on the international map.

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Social Media, Phone Addiction, Online Reputation
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Hosted by Damien Tiernan | WLR | Fmr. RTE Correspondent
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10AM Parents & Kids | 5-10 Years Old
11:30AM Parents & Kids | 11-13 Years Old
2PM Parents & Kids | 13-21 Years Old

What in it for Parents, Guardians, Adults?
Phones are everywhere, yet it's hard to know to whats right for your kids, Teenagers
Learn about Snapchat, Instagram, Tik Tok,
What are the dangers in Social Media
What you can do to reduce kids Phone addiction, steer them in the right direction
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We will tell why Its okay to look at your kids phone
What is the law, Gardai, Is it illegal

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Mutli session Tickets are €25

Young Kids
What Apps they can use
Time limits, Access to the internet
How to set up Profile, Privacy setting correctly
Snapchat, Instagram explained and discussed

Tweens
Living with Phones, Mental Health
Addiciton, Bullying, How to behave online
Netiquette

Teenagers
As above
Sexting, Online Reputation, Winning Online, Avoiding Addiction
Like Hunting, Creating postive online experience
Online Reputation, impact on Schools, Sport, College, Jobs, Career
Warning - Plain speaking where appropriate.

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Dunmore Bluegrass 022 DBG 220819Under blue skies, the village of Dunmore East was the picture-perfect backdrop to the 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, the four-day festival of free banjo pickin', foot tappin' mandolin' pluckin', barnstormin', step dancin' fiddle playin', double bass clawin' bluegrass, Americana, country and roots sessions.

Now in its twenty fifth year, the festival attracts some of the biggest names on the bluegrass scene and this year the festival also featured a wide range of young and vibrant UK and Irish bluegrass, roots, rockabilly and country talent, which didn’t disappoint the large crowds.

The line-up of 11 acts played almost 40 free gigs throughout the four-day festival and audiences were introduced to Nashville’s Liz Moriondo, embarking on her first ever Irish tour and on the receiving end of a warm Irish welcome.

The musical talent came from far and wide as The 19th Street Band, with roots in Arlington, Virginia rocked Dunmore East and were a huge hit with their vibrant, high- energy performances.

The Dunmore East Bluegrass festival has been running every year since 1995. Festival Organiser, Mick Daly, was delighted with the attendance, the reaction to the festival and the artists performing this year.

“It was a fantastic festival with our biggest numbers ever. The music acts got a warm and rapturous welcome wherever they played, and the weather couldn’t have been better. We’re lucky to have such a scenic setting for the festival with so many visitors remarking on the beauty of the village.”

“After 25 years the festival is still attracting big-name bluegrass and roots acts. Pilgrim St, Lands End, Mons Wheeler and Charlie Reader have performed here several times and love coming back to Dunmore East. And we love them returning as they bring something special to the festival each year.”

The festival was officially opened by Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John Pratt on Thursday evening at the Strand Inn followed by performances from Liz Moriondo and Kiss My Grass.

“The support from visitors who travelled far and wide to the festival was wonderful and they turned out in their droves over the weekend to see, hear and experience some great musical talent. Local businesses and the community are invaluable in their support and this year, we were grateful, to once again receive funding from Waterford City and County Council. The festival is run on a voluntary basis and without this support we wouldn’t be in a position to keep bringing great bluegrass, Americana and rockabilly music to Dunmore East.”

Mick added, “Back in the day, the festival primarily appealed to bluegrass purists, however each year the remit broadens and whilst the festival is still as popular with hardened roots music fans, it also appeals to anyone who enjoys a great old style, toe-tappin’ tune. That was clearly in evidence by the immense number of people that came to Dunmore East over the Bluegrass weekend.”

For more information about further events taking place in Dunmore East throughout the year visit www.discoverdunmore.com.

Waterford Harvest Festival E25A3173Celebrating the people who make great food and beautiful crafts, Local Enterprise Office Waterford will sponsor two events during the Waterford Harvest Festival which takes place throughout the city from September 6th to September 8th.

The Love Local Lunch is a perennial favourite in the Waterford Harvest Festival calendar, as the business networking lunch showcases the abundant local quality produce, prepared by the talented kitchen team at Dooley’s Hotel.

Keynote speaker at this year’s Love Local Lunch is Peter Mulryan of Blackwater Distillery. Following a long career as a series producer with the BBC and RTE, Mulryan established the gin distillery in Co. Waterford in 2014. He will share his story of going from TV producer to gin distiller and setting up an award-winning distillery on the banks of the Blackwater River.

The LEO Waterford Love Local Lunch takes place at Dooley’s Hotel on Friday, September 6th. Tickets cost €15, which includes a three course lunch and are available from www.localenterprise.ie/waterford

Another event that Local Enterprise Waterford is delighted to support is the Copper Coast Pop-Up Market in the Apple Market. A collective of talented local artists, crafters and food producers, the Copper Coast Pop-Up Market traders will display their wares beneath the Apple Market roof on Saturday, September 7th from 11am to 6pm.

These talented producers usually gather each month in Tramore and showcase their local home-made, handmade, eco-ethical products and the Pop-Up Market will give visitors and locals an opportunity to meet the makers and hear about their creations and the inspiration behind them.

Food, the Waterford Way Market at the Apple Market on Sunday, September 8th is another chance to meet the people behind great food and discover new taste experiences as a wide range of demos will be on offer from Waterford’s diverse food community.

Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise with Local Enterprise Office Waterford is delighted to support these two key events. “Waterford is renowned for its hard-working, talented and passionate producers. Waterford Harvest Festival is fantastic platform for these creative and dedicated food and craft producers to showcase the very best of what they do. The Copper Coast Pop-Up Market will give traders a great opportunity to be front and centre at the Harvest Festival.”

“The Love Local Lunch is always a hugely popular event. It’s not only because of the quality of the lunch, but because of the calibre of speakers. Peter is an engaging raconteur and visionary and I know people will be genuinely interested in hearing his story of how an ambitious idea became a multi-million-euro, award-winning enterprise.”

If your business in pre-start, start-up or established business phase and would like to find out more about what business support services are available from LEO Waterford visit www.localenterprise.ie/Waterford/

Harvest Festival 13081914 August 2019: Waterford Harvest Festival is to transform the historic city into a foodie wonderland from 6 – 8 September, with over 70 free and ticketed events taking place. The three days of gastronomical greatness is to feature some of Ireland’s best chefs, interactive demonstrations, and delectable food and drinks. For full details see waterfordharvestfestival.ie.

There will be free masterclasses from respected chefs across the weekend at John Roberts Square with A Taste of Dawn Meats Cooking Demos to feature Edward Hayden and GastroGays, along with Jenny Flynn (Faithlegg House Hotel), Emiliano Cislaghi (Emiliano’s Italian Restaurant), Eric Thezé (La Boheme), Eoin Aulsberry (Holy Cross Bar & Restaurant) and Sam Burfield (The Tannery).

Speaking on the 11th annual Waterford Harvest Festival, Festival Director Tommie Ryan said: “Whether you want to learn from your culinary heroes, fancy becoming a world blaa eating champion or simply want to celebrate the great Irish produce that is seaweed, there is something for everyone at Harvest. Thanks to our brilliant chefs, growers, producers, distillers, foragers and brewers, visitors will have the chance to embark on some serious taste adventures across the three days.

“The epicentre is the Festival Market on Arundel Square and Michael Street, open across the weekend and full of food champions showcasing and selling their mouth-watering food and beverages. The annual Blaa Eating Competition also takes place on Sunday at Arundel Square. There is the Waterford Chamber Skillnet’s South East Makers Market on Broad Street, while The Apple Market hosts the Copper Coast Pop-up Market on Saturday and Waterford’s finest producers and makers on Sunday.

“We are also delighted to celebrate Waterford produce and the launch of Fáilte Ireland’s #TasteTheIsland campaign with a new event, Greenway Grazing - The Waterford Way on the Friday. The Waterford Greenway will become an open market for the occasion, with an opportunity for walkers and cyclists to graze their way along the trail.”

Coupled with special beer, wine, whiskey and gin tastings and tours across the weekend, will be unique dining experiences hosted by local restaurants during Waterford Harvest Festival including a zero waste dinner created by GROW HQ Head Chef JB Dubois, and visiting chef and Chef’s Manifesto Ambassador Conor Spacey of Food Space at the GROW HQ on the Dunmore Road (6 September).

There will also be a Food from our Fields experience at Bellissimo (6 September); and an exclusive Grand Finale Dinner at Faithlegg with chefs Jenny Flynn, Pamela Kelly and Paula Hannigan (8 September). Showcasing Irish flavours with a Malaysian twist, head chef at The Cottage Restaurant, Co. Leitrim, Sham Hanifa will produce a special lunch at Everett’s Restaurant (8 September); while seaweed expert Marie Power joins the team at Momo for a tasting menu featuring local seaweeds (7 September).

There will be brunch at the Granary Café (8 September); local oysters at the Viking Longboat at Reginald’s Tower on the Saturday and Sunday; and a business networking lunch with Waterford Local Enterprise Office at Dooley’s Hotel (6 September). On Saturday (7 September) there will be a three-course meal paired with drinks from Waterford’s most passionate producers at The Reg; a Pigs and Pints event on Bailey’s New Street; and a meat lovers’ feast at Bodega. There will also be a Mexican Day at No.9; a middle eastern inspired mezze barbecue at Loko; and a tasting menu of Thai and Vietnamese street food at Sabai.

Speaking on sports nutrition at a free Glanbia sports talk will be nutritional therapist Amy Gilligan, sports scientist Arthur Dunne, fitness instructor, Ken Browne and Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds. The event takes place at The Book Centre on Friday (September 6) and will be hosted by WLR’s Kieran O’Connor. Discussing whether a plant based diet is better for us and the planet will be GIY’s Michael Kelly and a panel of experts in Theatre Royal on Saturday (7 September).

There will also be a host of family activities such as a free kids chocolate biscuit making workshop at Carters Chocolate Café (8 September); and the renowned Baby HQ: Harvest LiveWell Day at Ballinakill Shopping Centre (6 September). The Ballybricken Fair, running on the Saturday and Sunday at Ballybricken Green, will include wood carving, birds of prey, an Agri Aware mobile farm and Butter Discos, where kids learn to churn as they dance.

For the full festival programme visit waterfordharvestfestival.ie. Follow Waterford Harvest Festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #WaterfordHarvest19

Dunmore Bluegrass 2019 posterIf free banjo pickin', foot tappin' mandolin' pluckin', barnstormin', step dancin' fiddle playin', double bass clawin' sessions are for you, then the beautiful picturesque coastal village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford is the only place to be from August 22nd to August 25th.

Fans of bluegrass, Americana, blues, country, rhythm ‘n’ roots can expect the cream of the musical crop as top class acts line up for this year’s 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival.

Top international names include Liz Moriondo from Missouri and The 19th Street Band, with roots in Arlington, Virginia and Holywood, Northern Ireland.

Closer to home there’s Alfi, a new Dublin trio combine Appalachian old-time music and Irish trad sounds to produce their own unique songs. Their tracks feature an unusual blend of harp, five-string banjo, low whistle, uilleann pipes and vocals. Dublin band Raglan Rodeo are renowned for their blend of originals and covers.

Acoustic harmony band The Blue Light Smugglers, specialise in bluegrass, country and swing, while Pilgrim St is a seven-piece outfit who bring a broad range of Americana, country, folk and bluegrass to their concerts.

Lands End’s music is strongly embedded in the bluegrass tradition, while each bandmate brings a distinctive sound of their own to the musical arrangements of the group.

Kiss My Grass hailing from Co. Wexford is a band all set to bring an energetic and vibrant bluegrass and rockabilly sound to the festival. Whistle specialises in Americana-style folk, roots, bluegrass, country and rock ’n’ roll. Together the six-piece deliver multi-part vocal harmonies, alongside guitar, banjo, violin, bass, harmonica, mandolin and accordion instruments.

The Northern Irish based Mons Wheeler Big Band also make a welcome return to the festival. Their trademark big rockabilly sound is guaranteed to get the crowds on their feet and Charlie Reader, often referred to as ‘The One-Man Band’ performs acoustic folk melodies and harmonies with the energy one would typically expect from a full group.

The 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival kicks off on Thursday, August 22nd at the Strand Inn and heralds the start of forty free gigs and pickin’ sessions throughout the village at The Strand Inn, The Spinnaker Bar, Azzurro Restaurant, Power’s Bar and The Ocean Hotel.

For more information about the 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival in Co. Waterford, keep up to date on Facebook – Discover Dunmore East - or to download the Dunmore East Festival Bluegrass brochure visit www.discoverdunmore.com.

WIT adult learnersWaterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has seen a 363 rise in part-time students from 2017/2018 to 2018/2019 according to the latest audited Higher Education Authority (HEA) SRS Returns.

The number of students studying WIT’s part-time and online courses increased to 1650 in 2018, a 28% increase on 2017.

Neil Quinlan, Head of the Department of Lifelong Learning says more and more adult learners and employers see the value in continuous learning.

“We are delighted to see an increase in our overall flexible and part-time student numbers as well as students of our online courses. The institute has placed a major emphasis on flexible and part-time learning over the last number of years with a focus on supporting industry needs through bespoke and flexible course delivery. It’s not too late to enquire about courses starting this September. Applications for 2019 can be made until late August and WIT staff are on hand to talk through the application process.”

WIT’s upcoming open evening on Wednesday, 21 August (5pm-7pm) will give adults who are considering a change of career, upskilling or climbing the career ladder a chance to find out how they can benefit from a course.

“Lifelong learning is a mainstream activity of all academic departments at WIT,” explains Quinlan. “Our part-time courses are integrated with academic schools and departments and are of solid academic quality. This is important not just to our students but in many cases their employers who support their return to education.”

WIT has built a strong reputation in the delivery of business courses and this extends into its part-time portfolio. In addition, the demand for engineering personnel has resulted in engineering courses with flexible delivery.

 

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